RED ARROW ACQUIRES PRIMETIME EVENT DOC “FRAMING BRITNEY SPEARS”

The new feature documentary, produced by Red Arrow Studios' The New York Times and Left/Right and directed by Samantha Stark, is set to premiere on FX and Hulu in the US on 5th February 2021. It is set to join Red Arrow’s The Weekly: Special Edition collection

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Red Arrow Studios International has acquired distribution rights to "Framing Britney Spears." The new feature documentary is set to premiere on FX and Hulu in the US on 5th February 2021. “This fascinating new documentary feature promises to be a comprehensive look at all sides of Britney Spears’ experience of stratospheric fame throughout her life," Tim Gerhartz, SVP Global Sales at Red Arrow Studios International, said. "This documentary has already generated a huge amount of interest globally and is shaping up to be a landmark event television moment in 2021.”

"Framing Britney Spears," directed by Samantha Stark, is produced by The New York Times and Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company. Red Arrow Studios International also holds international distribution rights to the 27 30-minutes episods of sister show "The Weekly," which won four News & Documentary Emmy Awards in 2020.

The feature is set to join Red Arrow’s The Weekly: Special Edition collection of eight premium standalone documentaries, which are driven byThe New York Times. Branded as ‘The New York Times Presents’ in the US, the collection is produced for FX and Hulu, and executive produced by Jason Stallman, Sam Dolnick, Stephanie Preiss from The New York Times, and Ken Druckerman, Banks Tarver, and Mary Robertson from Left/Right.

The 75-minute film re-examines the career of Britney Spears and offers a new assessment of the movement rallying against her court-mandated conservatorship, capturing the unsavory dimensions of the American pop-star machine. Her rise was a global phenomenon. Her downfall was a cruel national sport. People close to Britney Spears and lawyers tied to her conservatorship now reassess her career as she battles her father in court over who should control her life. The meteoric rise and disturbing fall of Spears have devolved into a Kafkaesque court battle that has reawakened her fandom and raised pressing questions about mental health and an individuals’ rights.