Shondaland is Headed to Netflix + More News You May Have Missed

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It has been a very big week for streaming services.
Less than a week after Disney announced it was pulling its films from Netflix to start their own streaming platform, Shonda Rhimes—creator of many of ABC’s most popular shows—signed an exclusive deal with Netflix. (Wall Street Journal)

At the same time, Apple Inc.—you know, of iPhone fame—made public their commitment of $1 billion to original programming, likely split between 10 new series in the next year. (Vulture)

And then it was announced that nearly a year after comedian Ali Wong talked to Randall Park about making a movie together, Netflix is making good on the conversation with a “two childhood friends who find themselves in vastly different socioeconomic situations when they fall in love as adults.” (Deadline)

Leonardo will play Leonardo.
After a seven-figure bidding war for the rights to Walter Isaacson’s biography of Leonardo da Vinci, it looks like another Leonardo (DiCaprio, this time) will star as the thinker/inventor/painter/sculptor/mathematician/musician/writer/astronomist in an upcoming biopic for Paramount. (Variety)

“Hamilton” may have just reached peak “Hamilton.”
The record-breaking Broadway show has inspired a cookbook. Coming this November, “The Hamilton Cookbook” will enable home cooks to “recreate a meal Hamilton might have eaten after a Revolutionary War battle or as he composed the Federalist Papers.” (Eater)

Get ready for another Dorian Gray twist.
Singer St. Vincent (Annie Clark) will direct Lionsgate's adaption of Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray” with a female in the title role. (Variety)

You don’t know him, but you know his voice.
Meet George Guidall, the “undisputed king of audiobooks,” who has already lent his voice to 1,300 titles. (New York Times)

The Film Academy’s new president says hiring women and people of color is “crucial.”
Now let’s hope he follows through. (L.A. Times)