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Film deals reflect Netflix's growing clout

Film deals reflect Netflix's growing clout

After turning the television industry on its head, Netflix wants to shake up Hollywood. In its first original movie, Netflix said this week it would finance the Weinstein Co.'s sequel to the 2000 film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," coming next summer to its streaming service and certain Imax screens. Two days after Netflix revealed the "Crouching Tiger" coup, the Los Gatos, Calif., company announced Adam Sandler would star in and produce four feature films for the service. The movies — produced through Sandler's Happy Madison Productions with Netflix — would be available exclusively through the site, bypassing the traditional movie...

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