eldavojohn writes: Netflix is coming under fire for hiring actors to talk to the media at a launch of their Canadian service. A handout sheet instructed the actors to portray stereotypes of "mothers, film buffs, tech geeks, and couch potatoes." The Netflix representative in charge apologized and claimed that it was never meant to go that far — that in order to get a permit they pretended like they were filming a documentary and so they hired a few actors who were just supposed to attract a crowd and not talk to the media. The handout script provided to the actors from Netflix does a good job of contradicting that explanation however, 'Extras are to behave as members of the public, out and about enjoying their day-to-day life, who happen upon a street event for Netflix and stop by to check it out. Extras are to look really excited, particularly if asked by media to do any interviews about the prospect of Netflix in Canada.' Perhaps they were having a hard time finding anything but Zip.ca fans?
"Card readers? We don't need no stinking card readers."
-- Peter da Silva (at the National Academy of Sciencies, 1965, in a
particularly vivid fantasy)