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Michaela Coel on why she turned down $1m Netflix deal for I May Destroy You

28 days ago   |   By Evening Standard

The series eventually found a home on the BBC
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Michaela Coel Explains Why She Turned Down Netflix's $1 Million Offer For I May Destroy You

Michaela Coel Explains Why She Turned Down Netflix's $1 Million Offer For I May Destroy You

28 days ago   |   By Huffington Post

Michaela Coel has explained why she turned down a million-dollar offer from Netflix for them to produce her hit series I May Destroy You. In a new interview with Vulture , Michaela revealed that she was in talks about the series - which she stars in, created, wrote and directed - with the streaming giant in 2017. However, she said she turned down an offer of $1 million , after the company couldn't guarantee she'd be able to hold onto even a tiny percentage of the show's copyright. Recalling a conversation she had asking Netflix if she could keep at least five percent, Michaela said: “There...
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Why Michaela Coel rejected $1 million Netflix deal for I May Destroy You

Why Michaela Coel rejected $1 million Netflix deal for I May Destroy You

28 days ago   |   By Radio Times

Michaela Coel has revealed that she rejected Netflix ‘s offer of $1 million for her drama series I May Destroy You , before parting ways with her US agency after they pressured her into accepting the deal - from which they would have received a cut.
The Netflix offer was made in spring 2017 when Coel first began pitching the idea for a show about consent, and partly inspired by her own personal experience of sexual assault.
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