REPORT: Netflix buys Ocasio-Cortez documentary for record $10 million

The American Mirror | 2/8/2019 | Staff
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Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unveiled her “Green New Deal” Thursday – the same day Netflix announced a deal to buy rights to a documentary featuring the lawmaker for a record $10 million.

The deal, first reported by Deadline, comes after the documentary, “Knock Down the House,” won the “Festival Favorite” award at the Sundance Film Festival last week, reports.

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Netflix reportedly paid $10 million for the rights to stream the flick, though it’s unclear how much, if anything, Ocasio-Cortez stands to collect from the agreement.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Netflix on the release of ‘Knock Down the House,’” director Rachel Lears said in a prepared statement. “This platform will allow us to reach huge audiences worldwide, including viewers who may not usually watch independent documentaries. We’re also very excited to be working with Netflix on a campaign to spark wider cultural conversations about our democracy and how it can continue to evolve.”

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The movie follow Ocasio-Cortez and three other “progressive” female candidates who took on establishment politicians during the midterm elections. Ocasio-Cortez, a 29-year-old former bartender, became the youngest Congresswoman in history when she was elected to replace former Democratic Caucus Chairman Joseph Crowley.

Ocasio-Cortez’s political experience stems from a brief stint as an organizer for socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders during his failed 2016 presidential campaign. She was the only one in the film to win the election.

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Ocasio-Cortez’s victory over Crowley has since emboldened the socialist faction of the Democratic Party and propelled the inexperienced lawmaker into the national spotlight, which she’s leveraged to champion the “Green New Deal” unveiled this week.

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