Red Arrow Studios International has picked up the international distribution rights to “Controlling Britney Spears.” The title made its debut on FX and Hulu and Friday, and launched in the U.S last Friday. “We are delighted to be distributing this fascinating follow-up to one of the most talked about television events of the year, which sold widely across every continente,” Tim Gerhartz, President & Managing Director at Red Arrow Studios International, said.
The feature length documentary was produced in partnership by The New York Times and Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company. The film is directed by Samantha Stark, and Liz Day is supervising producer and reporter. “We are already seeing huge interest in ‘Controlling Britney Spears’ from our partners globally and are look forward to bringing these new revelations to viewers around the world very soon,” Gerhartz said.
Serving as a follow-up to the award-winning international smash hit “Framing Britney Spears,” the title contains new allegations from insiders with intimate knowledge of the pop icon’s daily life inside the conservatorship. Once the insiders came forward, The Times and Left/Right felt compelled to bring this reporting to the public as soon as possible.
In a confidential report obtained by The Times, Ms. Spears told a court investigator in 2016 that her conservatorship had become “an oppressive and controlling tool against her.” But how the conservatorship has controlled her life has never been revealed. Now, in this New York Times investigation, a portrait emerges of an intense surveillance apparatus that monitored every move she made.
We are delighted to be distributing this fascinating follow-up to one of the most talked about television events of the year, which sold widely across every continent.” Tim Gerhartz President & Managing Director, Red Arrow Studios International