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CASTING JONBENET (2017): Netflix Acquires Rights To Documentary

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Netflix Obtains Worldwide Rights To Kitty Green’s Casting JonBenet

Director Kitty Green’s new documentary Casting JonBenet has been bought by Netflix for international distribution as it awaits its premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Produced by Green (Ukraine is Not a Brothel, The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul, which premiered at Sundance in 2015 where it was awarded the short film non-fiction jury prize), Scott Macaulay (Raising Victor Vargas, Gummo) and James Schamus (Brokeback Mountain, The Ice Storm), the film was financed by Meridian Entertainment through its production deal with Schamus’s Symbolic Exchange, with additional support from Screen Australia, Film Victoria, the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, Cinereach, Rooftop Films and Garbo NYC. Casting JonBenet is a Forensic Films/Matricide Pictures/Symbolic Exchange production.

“For Scott and me, working with Kitty, a visionary filmmaker whose originality is matched by her empathy, has been one of the great privileges of our careers,” said James Schamus. Said Scott Macaulay: “We couldn’t be more excited to now have Netflix on her team, continuing their bold non-fiction roster.”

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