Leonardo DiCaprio, Netflix Partner Up For More Environmental Docs
After the success of their first collaboration, “Virunga,” actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio is setting up a multi-year first-look deal with Netflix.
Through his production company, Appian Way, DiCaprio is looking to produce documentaries with current and provocative environmental and conservation themes that will air exclusively on the streaming service.
The idea behind the deal is that environmental docs, which are usually relegated to film festivals with small audiences, will finally get their due, thanks to Netflix’s massive popularity (the service claims to have 57 million subscribers in 50 countries). I know lots of people who will be interested in watching them, especially as you can do it via a good vpn.
DiCaprio’s and Netflix’s partnership comes on the heels of “Virunga” receiving an Oscar nod for Best Documentary last month.
At the time of that documentary’s release, Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, said about DiCaprio: “Leo intuitively understands that there is nothing like the power of film to reach people’s hearts and minds. With ‘Virunga’, we’ll work with Leo to introduce viewers around the world to an incredible, gripping story that will have audiences guessing right up until the final act.”
We’re sure that the joining of DiCaprio’s broad appeal with Netflix’s insane success will be a great opportunity to raise awareness about important issues that might go unnoticed, like endangered animal populations or ocean conservation — topics that are very close to DiCaprio’s heart.
We can’t wait to see what Leo produces next!
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