Netflix Inks Duplass Brothers To Four-Film Deal

Netflix continues to make inroads into the film business, signing independent filmmakers Mark and Jay Duplass to a multi-film deal.

Netflix will finance four movies produced by the brothers, with each film debuting with a short theatrical run before hitting Netflix’s lineup, according to Deadline. Among the projects the brothers have directed and produce together or individually include film The Puffy Chair and TV shows Togetherness (HBO) and The Mindy Project (Fox).

The deal follows Netlfix’s four-film deal with actor/director Adam Sandler announced last October.

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