Monday, 27 November 2017

‘Scandal’ creator Shonda Rhimes: Why I left ABC for Netflix.

Shonda Rhimes is oh-so-ready for a new creative challenge.

For 15 years, the prolific writer and producer churned out hit after hit for ABC Studios — “Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” to name a few — cementing her and Shondaland, her Los Angeles-based production company, as the choice purveyor of primetime dramas, rife with crackling dialogue and plot twists. Then in August, Rhimes dropped the biggest plot twist of them all: She was leaving the lucrative pastures of network television for Netflix (NFLX).

Rhimes sat down with Yahoo Finance in one of her first media interviews since the announcement. For the 47-year-old writer and executive producer, Netflix’s popular streaming service offered the tantalizing opportunity to try new things creatively beyond the “soapy, twist-heavy dramas” she’s known for — a trademark she suggested was partly due to the constraints imposed by network television. She also says Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos saw eye-to-eye on the kinds of content she’d like to develop moving forward. 

By JP Manhalindan.
Full story at Yahoo News.

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