Leonardo DiCaprio will work with Netflix to identify and develop potential documentary projects, with a particular focus on environmental and conservation themes.
DiCaprio will serve as producer or executive producer for all projects launched through the partnership. Netflix and DiCaprio first partnered on the acclaimed documentary VIRUNGA, which earned a 2015 Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature.
“Working with Netflix on VIRUNGA has sparked a shared vision about projects that we want to develop and bring to viewers,” says DiCaprio. “There’s never been a more critical time for our planet or more of a need for gifted storytellers to help us all make sense of the issues we face. Through this partnership with Netflix, I hope to give documentary film-makers doing urgent and important work the chance to have their films seen immediately by audiences all around the world.”
This year’s TV Connect (28th – 30th April 2015 ExCel, London) sees Xavier Amatrain, Research and Engineering Director, Netflix, delivering a special keynote, while BT’s Jerome Tassel will be asking ‘Who Can Push Netflix into Check?’ Click here to download the brochure.