Netflix pauses future projects, acquisitions from Russia amid war with Ukraine

Switzerland's Locarno Film Festival, however, announced it would show Russian films at the upcoming edition in August.

PTIUpdated: Thursday, March 03, 2022, 04:15 PM IST
article-image
Representative image |

Netflix has reportedly put on hold all future projects and acquisitions from Russia amid its invasion of Ukraine.

According to Variety, the streaming service had four Russian originals in the pipeline, including a crime thriller series directed by Dasha Zhuk, which was shooting and has been postponed.

The 1990's set series was Netflix's second original series filming in Russia, following "Anna K" which wrapped last year.

A source close to Netflix said the company was assessing the impact of current events.

On Monday, The Walt Disney Company announced it will be pausing all theatrical releases in Russia, including Pixar's "Turning Red," set to premiere there on March 10. A few hours after the announcement, Warner Bros halted the release of "The Batman" in the country.

Russia has also been barred from major festivals and award shows. The Cannes Film Festival announced on Tuesday that it will not welcome any Russian delegations or attendees with ties to the government.

Switzerland's Locarno Film Festival, however, announced it would show Russian films at the upcoming edition in August.

Russia's intensifying attack on Ukraine has forced hundreds of thousands to leave the country in the last six days in what one UN official predicted could become Europe's "biggest refugee crisis this century."

Last Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a military operation in eastern Ukraine, claiming it is intended to protect civilians.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Mumbai blog: Maharashtra govt to table supplementary demands for 2022-23 during monsoon session

Mumbai blog: Maharashtra govt to table supplementary demands for 2022-23 during monsoon session

"Alliance with Shiv Sena not natural and permanent", says Congress Maharashtra chief Nana Patole

Senior TMC leader Pawan K Varma resigns from party less than a year after joining it

Senior TMC leader Pawan K Varma resigns from party less than a year after joining it

La Liga 2022: When and Where to watch Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid battle for Spanish...

La Liga 2022: When and Where to watch Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid battle for Spanish...

Protests against Aamir Khan's 'Laal Singh Chaddha' in Jalandhar, fringe group stops film screening

Protests against Aamir Khan's 'Laal Singh Chaddha' in Jalandhar, fringe group stops film screening