Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio announce partnership

March 4, 2015 6:42 PM

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Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio announce partnership

"Working with Netflix on Virunga has sparked a shared vision about projects that we want to develop and bring to viewers," DiCaprio said in a statement Wednesday. "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 filmmakers 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," added 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. "

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