The iconic “Jaws” director — who’s reportedly been pushing for the Oscars to create guidelines that would keep streaming services from competing for Academy Awards — was spotted this week having dinner with Netflix honcho Ted Sarandos at LA’s most private members club.
Said a source of the sit-down at uber-exclusive San Vicente Bungalows, “This is being seen around town as a truce between two of the most powerful men in Hollywood who are not getting along.”
Spielberg has never publicly mentioned his stance on Netflix, but has previously said of streaming films and the Oscars, “I don’t believe films that are just given token qualifications in a couple of theaters for less than a week should qualify for the Academy Award nomination.”
Netflix’s “Roma” just won three Oscars, after a three-week run in theaters, and the service has a number of awards contenders lined up for next year, including Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman.”
Spielberg is on the Academy Awards board of governors and was reportedly pushing for films to play theaters for a month before streaming.
Reps did not immediately get back to us.