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Leonardo DiCaprio partners with Netflix for upcoming documentaries

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Leonardo DiCaprio has found his next big role … as a producer and partner with Netflix.

DiCaprio’s production company, Appian Way, has partnered with Netflix on a multi-year, first-look deal for upcoming documentary and docu-series projects that will premiere exclusively on Netflix. The streaming service will work with DiCaprio to identify and develop fact-based projects with a particular focus on environmental and conservation themes. The deal including original content as well as acquiring existing projects. 

DiCaprio, who will serve as a producer or executive producer for all upcoming projects, previously partnered with Netflix on the Oscar-nominated documentary Virunga.

“Working with Netflix on Virguna has sparked a shared vision about projects that we want to develop and bring to viewers,” DiCaprio said in a press release. “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.”