Our Content Provider the British Film Institute will soon acquire 26 TV shows and films from the popular streaming platform Netflix, in an effort to preserve content created for digital services. Over the next five years hundreds of Netflix UK productions deemed to be culturally significant and selected by BFI curators will be preserved in the BFI National Archives - a partnership that will be hopefully imitated by other national cinematheques and streaming platforms !
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Searching for Netflix on Archives Portal Europe, we have found some interesting material:
- A 2018 interview of the French Minister of Culture with Reed Hasting, president of Netflix from the French National Archives
- The screenplays for a BBC House of Cards Trilogy, which was later acquired and adapted by Netflix, becoming one of their first flagship shows, from the De Montfort University Archives and Special Collections
- The role of Netflix during the Corona pandemics' lockdown, as narrated in the Dutch Historisch Centrum Overijssel