London – February 19, 2019 – Global independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) announced it has secured the international rights to FYRE FRAUD, Hulu's acclaimed and highly successful feature length original documentary film about the failed music festival that swindled thousands.
Now streaming on Hulu in the U.S., FYRE FRAUD has ignited media and social conversation with its unique and personal true-crime investigation story of one of the biggest con-men of the last decade, Billy MacFarland. A rising young star entrepreneur, McFarland is now serving 6 years in jail for deceiving a generation in the global phenomenon digital scam that shocked the world: Fyre Festival. The documentary is told through dramatic edge-of-the-seat storytelling and high-end premium quality filmmaking. The compelling documentary features an exclusive chilling interview with MacFarland, and reveals his involvement in other hugely lucrative scams, alongside exclusive commentary from legal and cultural experts.
"As soon as it was launched, this brilliantly made film garnered huge critical acclaim for its quality execution and access to the key players and has instantly become widely talked about," commented Noel Hedges, eOne's EVP, Acquisitions, International Distribution. "We are thrilled to bring this dynamic film to audiences far and wide and see that discussion spread around the world."
Fyre Festival was the defining scam of the millennial generation. Marketing for the 2017 music event went viral with the help of rapper Ja Rule, Instagram stars, and models, but turned epic fail after stranding thousands in the Bahamas. FYRE FRAUD is bolstered by a cast of whistle-blowers, victims and insiders going beyond the spectacle to uncover the power of FOMO and an ecosystem of enablers, driven by profit and a lack of accountability in the digital age.
FYRE FRAUD was executive produced by Emmy™ nominated and Peabody™ award-winning directors Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason alongside Michael Gasparro, The Cinemart, MIC and Billboard.\
"Digs deeper into the burning pit of Fyre" - The Guardian.
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About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company's diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales; family programming, merchandising and licensing; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.
Entertainment One's robust network includes international feature film distribution company Sierra/Affinity; Amblin Partners with DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; Makeready with Brad Weston; unscripted television production companies Whizz Kid Entertainment and Renegade 83; live entertainment leaders Round Room Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning emerging content and technology studio Secret Location.