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Netflix Aligns with Jason Bateman for Film, TV Projects


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Netflix has announced a first-look, multiyear deal for film and TV projects with Aggregate, a new production company founded by Jason Bateman and producer Michael Costigan.

Under Aggregate, Bateman and Costigan will combine their respective film and television slates and collaborate on future projects. Bateman currently directs, exec produces and stars in Netflix’s Ozark, which returns for a second season this August. He is also part of the ensemble cast of Arrested Development on Netflix.

“I am excited to continue our long relationship with Jason and watch him excel not only as a talented actor and filmmaker but also as a producer,” said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix. “We are looking to Aggregate as a major supplier for us here at Netflix. Cindy, Scott and I look forward to merging our vision and goals for the future in film and TV alongside Aggregate’s. The combination of Jason and Michael brings an impressive history of industry experience and relationships here to their new home.”

Bateman noted, “Michael and I are incredibly fortunate that Aggregate has been welcomed into the Netflix fold. Through my experience with Arrested Development and now Ozark, I have seen first-hand the positive, thriving culture that Ted, Cindy and Scott have created. We look forward to working hard with their dedicated and creative teams to contribute to the enormous momentum and high quality content that Netflix delivers.”



About Mansha Daswani

Mansha Daswani is the editor and associate publisher of World Screen. She can be reached on mdaswani@worldscreen.com.

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