‘Pepsi, Where’s My Jet?’ Director Andrew Renzi Signs Overall Deal With Boardwalk Pictures
Netflix’s new docuseries “Pepsi, Where's My Jet?” truly epitomizes the saying “if there’s a will, there’s a way.” It centers around a boy who, in 1996, takes a Pepsi ad too seriously, then ends up suing the corporation to get a military fighter jet...
Pepsi, Where's My Jet? Gets A Critic's Choice Award Nomination for "Best Limited Series"
Told in a suitably breezy style, the four-part Netflix documentary series “Pepsi, Where’s My Jet?” uses a mix of archival footage, re-creations, clever edits and new interviews to revisit the story of one of the most astonishing eff-ups in the history of TV advertising.
The series, which cheekily takes its name from stoner comedy “Dude, Where’s My Car?,” revolves around John Leonard, a college student who, in 1996, went on an ambitious quest to obtain 7 million “Pepsi Points,” a loyalty program that offered merchandise for customers who bought enough Pepsi cans. In a commercial for the program, Pepsi advertised that 7 million points (equivalent to about $4.3 million in Pepsi cases) could be redeemed for an AV-8 Harrier II jet.
Pepsi, Where's My Jet? Nominated for Independent Spirit Award
It’s got a playful spirit that matches the Pepsi ad campaigns of the era with pop music from the ‘90s and even fun bits like making every interview subject take the Pepsi Challenge—a blind taste-test of Pepsi and Coke. Renzi is clearly an ace interviewer, and it helps a great deal that Leonard and Hoffman are just remarkably likable (even if Pepsi would disagree).
Von Dutch, the 2000s fashion brand known for its trucker hats worn by the likes of Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and Justin Timberlake, is getting the documentary series treatment. Hulu has ordered a three-part series based on the story of the brand from the Intellectual Property Corporation, the Industrial Media-owned producer behind YouTube’s This Is Paris...
The early 2000s have been back in style for what feels like forever now, reviving demand for the velour tracksuits, low-rise jeans, rhinestone-studded baby tees and trucker hats that defined an era of consumerism. Now, a new docuseries aims to examine the legacy of one of the aughts’ most sought-after brands...
Docuseries mushroomed in 2021 as streamers ramped up their offerings, and viewers were the beneficiaries. The wide array of series ran the gamut from investigative to ruminative, tackling sports, crime and music.
Mexico’s most bankable stars, Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna, have teamed up with L.A. and Miami-based Exile Content to produce Travis Gutiérrez Senger’s documentary on the groundbreaking art group, “ASCO: Without Permission.”
A Documentary on Women in the Restaurant Business.
The 29-minute film follows three professionals as they manage working in male-dominated spaces.
Showtime has released the first trailer for their new documentary Ready For War, which sheds a light on the often-overlooked issue of deported United States military veterans. The feature docu will debut on the premium cabler on November 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Prior to that, it will have its Los Angeles premiere at the AFI Fest on November 19. The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
Hollywood heavyweight David Ayer and singer-songwriter Drake helped to produce Showtime's 'Ready for War,' a documentary about military veterans deported to Mexico.
‘Just Mercy,’ ‘And Then We Danced,’ ‘Ready for War’ Take Top Audience Awards At 55th Chicago International Film Festival
Three military veterans denied U.S. citizenship and deported back to Mexico encourage audiences to rally behind the fight of their lives.
The documentary Ready For War, directed by Andrew Renzi and executive produced by Drake and co-manager Adel Nur (a.k.a. Future The Prince), premiered recently at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and the subject might infuriate some people.
Ready for War examines the cause and effect of deporting U.S. military veterans and their forced recruitment by Mexican drug cartels. It is produced by Cedar Park, Kerstin Emhoff and Candice Dragonas’ Prettybird and Drake and Adel Nur’s Dreamcrew. The premium cable network has acquired worldwide rights via Showtime Documentary Films.
Entertainment One is teaming with David Ayer’s and Chris Long’s Cedar Park and Prettybird on Ready for War, a four-part documentary limited series that examines the cause and effect of deporting U.S. military veterans and their forced recruitment by Mexican drug cartels.
Fox has set a premiere date for They Fight, a documentary about one of the nation’s top youth boxing programs, which not only helps young athletes pursue their dreams in the ring but also steers them away from the pitfalls that led to Coach Walt Manigan’s imprisonment.
U.S. outfit Argent Pictures is turning its Fox Sports boxing documentary They Fight into a narrative feature film.
Andrew Renzi directed the original documentary and will write the screenplay for the new feature. Mandalay Pictures will also produce.