Sign up to receive 5 free days of our daily summary for tech news.

True Value: Uber's Confidential Documents Show Path to $90 Billion IPO. Read the full story here.
Asia Entertainment

To Go Global, Netflix Sends U.S. Writers to Foreign Shores

Matt Pyken knows how to tell a story. Over a 20-year career as a writer, he has worked on broadcast TV dramas including “Empire” and “Castle,” and consulted on other shows, including “Mr. Robot.” But over the past few months he had an entirely new assignment: helping TV writers in India learn to write for a global audience.

Netflix hired Mr. Pyken to work as a consultant on its upcoming drama “Leila,” currently being filmed in India, about a mother searching for her missing daughter. He is one of several American producers Netflix pays to work with writers on shows it is making in different countries, including Thailand and Korea. Its aim is to bring more of the U.S.-style of serialized drama—where episodes of each season follow an overall storyline (think “Stranger Things” or “Game of Thrones”)—to shows made for foreign audiences.

What Is The Information?

Notes bb3aa5069205d702dda37fc71dc6f1c59df2310c4379304e9f1199f052af4884

Exclusive Articles

We broke it first. Receive original reporting you won't read anywhere else from the largest newsroom in tech.

Notebook b5103017ee163370a1667c9ce59ab0ef023875a17888105d26c185cadf31bb69

Daily news analysis

Every weeknight, we'll send you our reporters’ views on the day’s top tech news—distilled into one email.

Conference calls c9e664e8b96ee347d3e92b8309938f268422b9db98cfabca5c826fbb75054b23

Conference calls

Get access our reporters and other top executives with monthly deep-dive calls into topics like startups and autonomous vehicles.

Events 499acedd16cffc41445edd76bfd302b2836c2a27419890f17130a6b10e2aa3df

Special Events

For no extra fee, get access to more than a dozen events yearly, from intimate dinners to larger gatherings with marquee speakers.

Access the best reporting on the tech industry read by tens of thousands of global executives.

Become a contributor

Share your views and find other subscribers by completing your profile. You’ll be listed in our contributor directory.

Org Charts

Access the only collection of tech company org charts. Our expanding database includes companies like Amazon, Snap, and Uber.

Slack community

Discuss topics and current events with our subscriber-only Slack group and share news about your company with other subscribers.

Share with your team

Subscribers can unlock any article and share it with friends and co-workers through a special share link.

No subscription? You're missing out.

Join the high-powered community of tech and business leaders who rely on The Information's original news and in-depth reporting.

Subscribe

Recent Articles

Media

Has Subscription Media Peaked?

By Jessica E. Lessin

Google Facebook E-commerce Policy

A Surge of States Take on Data Privacy as Congress Stalls

By Ashley Gold and Sarah Kuranda

Amazon AI Policy

Startups Embroiled in Debate Over Ethics of Facial Recognition

By Kevin McLaughlin

Enterprise Amazon Cloud

Amazon’s Cloud King: Inside the World of Andy Jassy

By Kevin McLaughlin