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Full Netflix war of the skandalefestival

Four days before the advertised premiere of the Netflix documentary "Fire: The Greatest Party That Never happened", published the competing strømmetjenesten Hulu its own documentary about the disastrous failed Before the festival in 2017. This reports the website Tech Crunch.

Festivalhelvete that ended in a giant lawsuit and 6 years in prison the Newspaper Plus

Hulus documentary "Fire Fraud" kicking not only against skandalefestivalen, but also against the competitor. According to The Daily Dot reveals that Netflix-the documentary is partly produced by Jerry Media, which also promoted the Fire-festival.

Hulu, for its part, gets criticism from Netflix for allegedly having paid Before-founder Billy McFarland 250 000 dollars to allow himself to be interviewed. McFarland zones in the day a judgment is six years for fraud.

luxury villa was wet tents

In 2017 was the "Fire Festival" an to be this year's most glamorous event. The "new Coachella", was the festival called. McFarland and co-arranger and rapper Ja Rule (Jeffrey Bruce Atkins) promised gourmet food, stjerneartister and luxurious accommodation on the Bahamas island of Great Exuma, against tickets to several thousand dollars.

So, however, was not. Stjerneartistene withdrew at the last minute, the villas were nothing other than a wet tent, and gourmetmåltidet consisted of slices of bread with watery cheese on top. In the course of a short time be able to throughout the world following the reactions on social media, among other things, compared the festival with the film "The Hunger Games".

the Drama ended as mentioned with the prison sentence for McFarland, while Ja Rule still fighting against a lawsuit for 100 million dollars.

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Netflix's documentary is directed by Chris Smith, known for acclaimed documentaries like "American Movie" (1999) and "Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond" (2017). In Hulus registol we find Jerry Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason.

Hulus and Netflix's documentaries containing both interviews with people involved in the festival.

"We were aware of Hulus production," says director Smith to The Call.

McFarland told us that Hulu offered him 250 000 (approx. 2.1 million kroner, ed.anm) dollars for an interview. He asked us if we would pay him 125 000 dollars (approx. a million, red.anm.). After having talked so much with people who had negative experiences on the Fire festival, it felt completely wrong.

McFarland should then have asked for 100 000 dollars (approx. 850 000, ed.anm.) in cash, which Netflix also refused.

Deep impact

Furst confirms to The Caller that Hulu paid for an eight-hour interview, as well as video footage from the festival. He argues, however, that the amount was substantially lower than the 250 000 dollars, and defends the decision.

Billy stood behind skandalefestival. Now he risks ten years in jail

- the Purpose of our was to always go past the headlines. We would get hold of as much material as possible, and tell the deepest, most powerful story we could. Not only a comedy about the kingdom of god "millennias" who is stranded on an island, " he says to The Caller.

Material Hulu bought made them able to make a documentary "with deep consequences related to the political system, and the incumbent president," he continues.

He believes that it is Netflix that really has stepped in the code of the salad.

They work with people who promoted the festival, even though they were fully aware that it is not going to go according to plan, " he says.

According to Furst sits Hulu on the e-mails that prove that the organizers knew where the land lay several months in advance. He also says they have had contact with a notifications within in Jerry Media.

- It is strange to say that we have an ethical dilemma when those who caused this chaos in initially is going to earn both money and prestige when the Netflix documentary is coming out on Friday. Talk about throwing stones in glass houses.

Impartial study

Jerry Media is a underselskap of FuckJerry, a marketing agency that started as a Instagram account of actor Elliot Tebele.

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In a written statement to Entertainment Weekly saying Netflix that neither Jerry Media or other affiliates has had any impact on the film, or demanded to be portrayed in a beneficial way.

We stand for the movie, and believe it is an unbiased investigation of what happened. We look forward to sharing it with the audience.

The Daily Dots reviewer is not completely agree. She points out that representatives for both Jerry Media and medprodusent Vice Studios is interviewed in the Netflix documentary.

They don't seem to have any particular insight into their own role in the promotion of scam. The documentary is PR for them.

"Before: The Greatest Party That Never happened" has its premiere on Netflix 18. January.

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