Quibi Creators Will Be Able to Turn Their Streaming Service Series Into Full Feature Films

Quibi Creators Will Be Able to Turn Their Streaming Service Series Into Full Feature Films
If you’ve never heard of Quibi before last week, the deluge of news about Jeffrey Katzenberg’s upcoming “quick bites” smartphone-centric streaming service likely came as a big surprise. During appearances at both the Produced By conference and the Banff World Media Festival, the former Walt Disney Studios chairman and DreamWorks Animation co-founder rolled out a mess of information about the service, set to arrive next year.

Most intriguing, of course, were the names: Steven Spielberg, Catherine Hardwicke, Paul Feig, Antoine Fuqua, Guillermo del Toro, and Steven Soderbergh, and that’s just the first lineup of creators who will be taking their talents to the latent streaming service in the coming months. But while plenty of filmmakers have made the jump to television, Vanity Fair reports on another reason why such big names are willing to go small-scale.

In short, because they can still make movies out of their work.
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