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Netflix Inks Partnership With Oscar-Winning Producer J. Miles Dale

Oscar-winning producer J. Miles Dale and Netflix have formed a creative partnership that will have Dale produce feature films under a multiyear, first-look deal via his Demilo Films banner.

Dale is an executive producer and co-showrunner on the upcoming Netflix series “Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities.” He also serves as executive producer on the Netflix series “Sex/Life.”

Producer J. Miles Dale (Photo courtesy of Searchlight Pictures and Netflix)

“Having just produced two series on the TV side at Netflix, I’m beyond excited to begin this new adventure with the feature film team,” Dale said in a statement. “I enjoyed a great partnership with Scott Stuber on a couple of films earlier in my career, and I look forward to expanding that relationship. Netflix has always been incredibly filmmaker friendly in my experience, and that support is so critical as we continue to explore the challenging and compelling stories that inspire us at Demilo Films.”

“I’ve known Miles for many years and he has an incredible eye for great stories and talent,” Scott Stuber, Netflix’s head of global film, said in a statement. “I’m excited to grow our successful creative relationship on series to a great partnership in film.”

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Oscar winner J. Miles Dale produced The Shape of Water, 2018’s Best Picture, with longtime collaborator Guillermo del Toro. His latest release, Nightmare Alley, starring Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett, was nominated for four Academy Awards including a second Best Picture nomination for Dale.  

Dale is currently in production on the second season of the hit Netflix series “Sex/Life” and in post-production on the highly anticipated Netflix horror anthology series “Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities.”

Dale’s partnership with del Toro began with the supernatural  thriller hit Mama, starring Jessica Chastain, and continued with Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark and director Scott Cooper’s Antlers last year. Dale also served as executive producer and principal  director on all four seasons of the series “The Strain” for FX Network. 

Dale’s extensive work includes producing the box-office smash The Vow, starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, the cult classic Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, the comedy Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, and the reimagination of Carrie, starring Julianne Moore. His credits also include the prequel to The Thing, Flash of Genius, and Hollywoodland, starring Ben Affleck. 

Dale made his feature directorial debut in 2002 with Universal’s The Skulls III. In addition to “The Strain,” he has directed for numerous television series, including the ABC Family/Freeform production “Shadowhunters.”

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