Netflix is continuing to expand its programming with the announcement today that Leonardo DiCaprio’s production house, Appian Way, has signed a multi-year first-look deal to stream their projects exclusively on Netflix.
Previously, DiCaprio and Netflix collaborated together on Virunga, which received an Oscars nomination for Best Documentary. The upcoming projects will also focus on conservation and environmentalism, with the intent to draw more attention to these issues than could be garnered via a theatrical or festival release.
DiCaprio told Deadline: “Working with Netflix on Virunga has sparked a shared vision about projects that we want to develop and bring to viewers. 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.”