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'House of Cards' Writer Beau Willimon on Success, Creativity and a New Content Paradigm

1/25/2013 5:28 AM Eastern

When it premieres on Netflix in February, political thriller House of Cards will be the first of the movie site's original series to make it out of the gate. Says series writer Beau Willimon, "I think we’re at the cusp of a paradigmatic shift. People have been talking about there being a confluence of the Internet and TV ever since the internet was invented, but the technology wasn’t there. And now it is. So places like Netflix can actually get into the game. Pretty soon, there’ll be no reason why there has to be a half-hour, hour-long mandate length for anything. That comes from a bygone era of having to fill up 24 hours in a day, seven days a week, and that’s not how people experience content anymore."

Read his full piece here on Fast Company's Co.Create.

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