Dreamworks has chosen to distribute through Netflix instead of HBO, for an estimated $30 million. More important, the Times used the phrase “the Netflix accord,” to describe this deal, the first in which ”a major Hollywood supplier has chosen web streaming over pay television.” Historic stuff, nerds. [New York Times]
Anna Wintour spoke freely about Italian politics in an Italian newspaper. “I am disgusted. I have no other words. I am disgusted and embarrassed: How can Italy tolerate Silvio Berlusconi and his bevy of girls?” she said. [WWD] And Ms. Wintour has reportedly employed half-Italian, Peruvian-born, Royals-beloved photographer Mario Testino to help win Duchess Kate for a cover soon. [Page Six]
The Gray Lady sent ambassador David Carr to hang out Julian Assange, who seems really bored in house arrest–enough to make a short film using the manor’s pigs as a metaphor for credit card companies–but not bored enough to not hate the Times. [New York Times]
Village Voice film critic gives away daughter to Wall Street Journal media reporter. [New York Times]
Arianna Huffington wins an Online News Association award for “Online Commentary/Blogging, Large Site.” [ONA]
A Chinese journalist was detained for writing about a civil servant who kept sex slaves. [New York Times]
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