Circuit Q&A – What Director Should Go to Netflix Next?

**Circuit Q&A’s are our daily community question, posed to the readers of AwardsCircuit that cover various topics from film and television to general wonderings and for instances**

Only a few years ago, a movie dropping on Netflix was seen as a bad thing. Or, at the very least, it was a sign that the film wasn’t an awards player. Even when it was, voters weren’t going to embrace the streaming service. This past year, however, that’s all changed, in no small part because of Alfonso Cuaron and “Roma.” Netflix has even recently joined the MPAA! Now, we can look forward to 2019 bringing visionaries like Martin Scorsese and Steven Soderbergh into the Netflix fold. That got us thinking. With these legends embracing this new angle, who else would you like to see follow along?

This is really an opportunity for anyone. Just look at Scorsese. He certainly isn’t any less of an A-list director than he was a few years ago. He’s just gone to Netflix in order to get a passion project made. The streaming service was willing to pony up for “The Irishman” when others weren’t. It’s as simple as that. The years to come could easily be filled with auteurs in need of financing giving Ted Sarandos a call.

Maybe we’ll see filmmakers like Todd Field end up at Netflix, as a way to finally get a project off the ground? Perhaps it’ll be someone like Darren Aronofsky, who would get a safe space to execute his unique visions? David Fincher already has a relationship with them, so it may not be too long before he full on makes a film with them. The possibilities are essentially endless.

We’re ready to hear from you. With filmmakers like Scorsese and Soderbergh flocking to Netflix, who is the next auteur who should pair up with the streaming service? Let us know!

Which Filmmakers Should Work With Netflix Next?

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Written by Joey Magidson

When he’s not obsessing over new Oscar predictions on a weekly basis, Joey is seeing between 300 and 350 movies a year. He views the best in order to properly analyze the awards race/season each year, but he also watches the worst for reasons he mostly sums up as "so you all don't have to". In his spare time, you can usually find him complaining about the Jets or the Mets. Still, he lives and dies by film. Joey's a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.


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