Through her deal with Apple, Oprah Winfrey was set to back a documentary about alleged rapes committed by Russell Simmons, but she pulled out shortly before the film’s debut at Sundance. It’s not entirely clear why she rescinded her support, but a series of PR blunders have left the filmmakers and the women in the film feeling angry and confused.
Netflix has changed how it measures viewership. While it used to consider watching 70% of a show a view, now it’s down to just 2 minutes. This boosts their numbers, but has angered producers, who want an accurate accounting of how many people have really watched their shows.