Leading Internet television network Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Bloomberg Businessweek today announced the new documentary film “HANK: Five Years From the Brink” will launch exclusively on Netflix on September 16, 2013.
The film, co-produced by Bloomberg Businessweek and RadicalMedia, features former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and is timed to the fifth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and the start of the global financial crisis.
“HANK: Five Years From the Brink” is directed by Academy Award and seven-time Emmy nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger, whose documentaries include the “Brother’s Keeper,” the “Paradise Lost” trilogy, “Metallica: Some Kind of Monster” and “Crude.”
The film marks the debut production from Bloomberg Businessweek Films, a newly launched initiative that will seek out visual, complex, and emotionally rewarding business stories as original producers and acquirers, says Netflix.
For three weeks in September 2008, Hank Paulson was the one person charged with preventing the collapse of the U.S. economy.
In “HANK: Five Years from the Brink,” Paulson tells the complete story of how he worked to persuade banks, members of congress, and presidential candidates to sign off on nearly $1 trillion in bailouts—even as he found the behavior that led to the crisis, and the bailouts themselves, morally reprehensible. Paulson also details here why another fiscal crisis is inevitable.
“HANK” will be available in the U.S., Canada, UK and Ireland on September 16, 2013, and in the remaining Netflix territories on November 1, 2013.
The film will be distributed by Virgil Film and Entertainment. Submarine represented Bloomberg Businessweek for the deals with Virgil and Netflix.
Bloomberg Businessweek covers the business world with more than 2,400 journalists in 146 bureaus across 72 countries.