Netflix Cancels ‘She’s Gotta Have It’

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Netflix has canceled ‘She’s Gotta Have It.’

The Spike Lee-led series won’t return for a third season. Spike has plans to shop the series around to other outlets.

via Variety:

“Spike Lee is one of the greatest filmmakers of all time and we’re thrilled he brought the series ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ (1986, based on his first feature film) to Netflix,” said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix. “While this is our last season, we’re very proud that it will be on our service for years to come, and excited to be working with Spike on his upcoming Netflix film ‘Da 5 Bloods.’”

Like the film on which it was based, the series followed free-spirited artist Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise). The series also starred Anthony Ramos, Ilfenesh Hadera, Cleo Anthony, Lyriq Bent, Margot Bingham, Chyna Layne, and Fat Joe. Season 1 of the series consisted of 10 episode, while Season 2 was nine. Lee personally directed every episode in his first foray into series television. Lee also executive produced along with Tonya Lewis Lee.

“Da 5 Bloods” is a war drama about a group of Vietnam veterans. The cast includes Chadwick Boseman, Delroy Lindo, Giancarlo Esposito, and Jean Reno. The film does not currently have a release date.

Netflix has been notoriously mum about releasing any kind of viewership numbers for their originals, but the streaming giant has said in the past that they evaluate shows on a viewing versus cost basis, meaning if a show does not prove a big enough draw with subscribers it will not continue.

Earlier on Wednesday, Netflix reported in their Q2 earnings that they had experienced a drop in their U.S. subscriber numbers for the first time in eight years. The company also saw 2 million fewer international subscribers than expected. The company said the numbers were the result of a weak content slate in the quarter as well as a price hike.

Im Soooo sad to see the series go 😥😥😥

Spike Lee Wins First Oscar for ‘BlacKkKlansman’

Spike Lee Leaps Into Samuel L. Jackson’s Arms As He Wins His First Oscar: Best Adapted Screenplay for “BlacKkKlansman”

During his speech , Lee calls on America to mobilize for the 2020 election: “Make the moral choice between love versus hate. Let’s do the right thing!”

Via The Hollywood Reporter

The filmmaker got a standing ovation from the crowd and a big reaction from Samuel L. Jackson, who presented him the award.

The Oscars 2019 ceremony became a Spike Lee joint on Sunday night, as Lee won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for BlacKkKlansman.

For adapting Ron Stallworth’s 2014 memoir Black Klansman about infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan, Lee shares the honor with Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, and Kevin Wilmott. 

Samuel L. Jackson excitedly announced the winner, and Lee jumped into his arms when he reached the stage.

The BlacKkKlansman writing foursome was nominated alongside the teams for A Star Is Born (Eric Roth, Will Fetters and Bradley Cooper), The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen), If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins), and Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty).

BlacKkKlansman received six Oscar nominations including best director for Lee, best picture, best supporting actor for Adam Driver, best original score for Terence Blanchard, and best film editing for Barry Alexander Brown.

Lee received an honorary Oscar in 2015, but this is his first competitive win. His first Oscar nod came for his original screenplay of 1990’s Do the Right Thing; his second in the best documentary feature category for 1998’s 4 Little Girls.

Spike Lee and Jordan Peele Talk ‘BlacKkKlansman’ And The Power Of Film

The two film giants sat down to discuss their Academy Award nominated film, BlacKkKlansman, the power of film, and it’s ability to push past entertainment, reach the people and effect change.

“This is the type of film that can change how people think. This movie is so relevant with where we’re at in this country. We need more movies like this,” says Jordan Peele on BlacKkKlasman and how the power of cinema can push past entertainment.

BlaKkKlansman, directed by Lee and produced by Peele, is the incredible true story of an American hero, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) who was the first black detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department, he set out on a dangerous mission to infiltrate and expose the extremist hate group the, Ku Klux Klan with the help of his colleague Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver).  In 1978, Stallworth infiltrated the hate group going undercover, and becoming a member. No, this isn’t a Dave Chappelle skit this really happened.

Spike Lee is finally having his Oscar Moment, BlacKkKlansman, received 6 Academy Award Nominations. Lee’s debut film, She’s Gotta Have It was released in 1986. 

After more than 30 years, we’re raising our fist to say Power to Spike Lee who’s always brought Power to the People.

Via B.Scott

Spike Lee’s Film ‘SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT’ will be turned into a Netflix Series

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There is no doubt that Spike Lee has had a major impact on the culture with his films for more than 30 years.Now one of Spike Lee’s classic joints will be revived and turned into a Netflix series.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Spike Lee’s 1986 film, “She’s Gotta Have It” will be making its way to Netflix as a 10-episode miniseries.

This year marked the films 30th anniversary, and Lee’s wife, Tonya Lewis Lee came up with the idea to adapt the film for a new generation. The synopsis will stay true to the films original, which follows Nola Darling, a Brooklyn artist who dates three men at the same time as she finds it difficult on which one to choose.

Spike Lee said in a statement, “She’s Gotta Have It has a very special place in my heart. We shot this film in 12 days (2 six day weeks) way back in the back back of the hot summer of 1985 for a mere total of $175,000. Funds that we begged, borrowed and whatnot to get that money. This is the 1st official Spike Lee Feature Film Joint and everything that we have been blessed with in this tough business of film all have been due to SGHI.”

Spike Lee will direct all episodes of the miniseries and also serve as executive producer alongside with his wife.

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