Red Arrow Studios International recently revealed a set of international deals for its 75-minute documentary, “Controlling Britney Spears." “Just as we experienced with “'Framing Britney Spears' earlier this year, the broadcaster response to this compelling and equally captivating follow-up feature has been phenomenal," Tim Gerhartz, President & Managing Director at Red Arrow Studios International, said.
“Controlling Britney Spears” will serve as a follow up to “Framing Britney Spears," produced in partnership by The New in York Times and Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company. The new documentary has been picked up by: Sky in the UK, Nine in Australia, Crave in Canada, Three in New Zealand, Talpa TV in the Netherlands, VGTV in Norway, TV2 in Denmark, TV4, MTV and Cmore in Sweden & Finland, Discovery in Italy and Philippines, Originals Factory in French & German-speaking Europe, HOT8 in Israel, yes-DBS in Israel, TV Nova’s streaming platform Voyo in Czech Republic & Slovakia, Pro Plus in Slovenia, Globo for its GloboPlay streaming service in Brazil, and TVN Grupa Discovery in Poland, including for its streaming platform Player.
The new feature length documentary containing new allegations from insiders with intimate knowledge of the pop icon’s daily life under her controversial conservatorship. “Controlling Britney Spears” premiered last month on FX and Hulu in the US. The film is directed by Samantha Stark, Liz Day is supervising producer and reporter, and Mary Robertson is showrunner. Red Arrow Studios International also holds international distribution rights to sister show "The Weekly," which won four News & Documentary Emmy Awards in 2020.
The next part of the documentary follows a confession made by Spears in 2016, stating that there was “an oppressive and controlling tool against her.” But precisely 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."Controlling Britney Spears brings more stunning and first-hand revelations about exactly how the conservatorship controlled the pop star’s daily life," Gerhartz said. "The vast line-up of broadcasters we have on board is testament to the importance and powerful insights of this documentary.”
"Controlling Britney Spears" joins Red Arrow’s The Weekly: Special Edition collection of premium standalone documentaries, which are supported by the unparalleled journalism and insight of The 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.
'Controlling Britney Spears' brings more stunning and first-hand revelations about exactly how the conservatorship controlled the pop star’s daily life. The vast line-up of broadcasters we have on board is testament to the importance and powerful insights of this documentary.” ” Tim Gerhartz President & Managing Director, Red Arrow Studios International