The new exclusive streaming home for The Simpsons, Disney+, is touting 28.6 million paying subscribers which is nearly topping Disney’s sister streaming service which is holding steady at 30 million subscribers and this is before Disney+ continues international roll out over the next couple of months. That said, the entire streaming division is encroaching a billion dollars in operating losses.
[h/t: NY Times]
Last year, Snap, Inc put out a nationwide search for talent for original content for it’s Snapchat social platform. While we await winners for that, they are doing another one for specifically the Australia market having teamed up with Aussie producers Screen Australia. The rules are similar, they are looking for producers of content that could be a 10 episode original series with episodes clocking in at five minutes apiece.
Winning producers will get $15,000 AUD in development funding as well as an all-expenses-paid trip to Snapchat HQ in Los Angeles on May 18th where they will take part in the development process. They are looking for any narrative genre and you can see rules and regulations here.