I'm happy to hear that Jodie Foster is going to be helping Netflix by directing an episode of "Orange is the New Black". Sarandos wants to snag her for an entire project and this directing stint indicates Foster has interest.
And publicly putting out feelers to Warren Beatty for a Netflix project is also promising. Sarandos is definitely embracing the auteur theory. Eli Roth who is directing/producing "Hemlock Grove" flew the idea by Netflix of being able to change an episode after its been aired. Let me give you an example: Let's say a new character is introduced in Chapter 6 of Hemlock Grove and this character proves to be immensely popular. Netflix has near total insight into this sort of event. Roth could then go back to episode 2 or 3 and add some backstory to those episodes. Traditional TV could never do this. Is this a good idea? I don't know but it is certainly interesting to have the option and it shows the power Netflix is willing to give to the showrunner and directors of a project.
An analyst, David Bank, tells us that his firm has gone to Hollywood and interviewed the major talent agencies for their take on Netflix. Very high interest. They all want to work with Netflix. And it's not just the money, but also those 31 million global streaming consumers.