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Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio to partner on forthcoming Documentary Projects

04 March 2015

Netflix and actor, producer and philanthropist Leonardo DiCaprio and production company, Appian Way, have agreed to partner on forthcoming documentary and docu-series projects as part of a First Look deal for non-fiction projects to premiere exclusively on Netflix.

Under the terms of the multi-year deal, Netflix and DiCaprio will work together to identify and develop potential fact-based projects, with a particular focus on environmental and conservation themes, including original documentaries and docu-series as well as acquired existing projects. 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,” said DiCaprio. He continued, “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 partnership is a natural extension of our incredible relationship with Leo on VIRUNGA” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “We look forward to building on our shared success with more thought-provoking, high-quality documentaries and docu-series.”

About Netflix
Netflix is the world’s leading internet television network with over 57 million members in over 50 countries enjoying more than two billion hours of TV programmes and films per month, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without adverts or commitments.

About Appian Way
Appian Way is a Los Angeles-based film and television production company founded by Leonardo DiCaprio.  Jennifer Davisson serves as President of Production.  It currently has a first-look deal for theatrical motion pictures with Warner Bros. Since its launch, Appian Way has released a diverse range of films including Martin Scorsese’s Golden Globe® and Academy Awards® nominated THE WOLF OF WALL STREET and THE AVIATOR along with SHUTTER ISLAND, Scott Cooper’s OUT OF THE FURNACE, and George Clooney’s Golden Globe® nominated THE IDES OF MARCH, and the psychological thriller ORPHAN, among others.  The company is currently in post-production on Dennis Iliadis’ HOME with Blumhouse and Dan Myrick’s UNDER THE BED with Radar Pictures. Forthcoming productions include the film adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s critically-acclaimed novel LIVE BY NIGHT which Ben Affleck will adapt, direct and star, Jaume Collet Serra’s AKIRA written by Dante Harper and two projects written by Billy Ray: Joseph Kosinski’s TWILIGHT ZONE, and an untitled Richard Jewell project starring Jonah Hill.