Prince Netflix Documentary Loses Ava DuVernay
( Aug 22, 2019) In a recent interview with Los AngelesTimes, Ava DuVernay stated that she is no longer working on the highly anticipated Prince Netflix Documentary.
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In the LA Times interview, DuVernay stated, “It just didn’t work out,” and cited “creative differences” as the reason. “There’s a lot of beautiful material there. I wish them well.”
Variety reported in October of 2018 the project has full the cooperation of the Prince’s estate which is providing Netflix and its’ filmmakers with interviews, footage and photos from the late singer’s archives.
After the news of her involvement with the documentary was announced last October, DuVernay tweeted, “Prince was a genius and a joy and a jolt to the senses. The only way I know how to make this film is with love. And with great care. I’m honored to do so and grateful for the opportunity entrusted to me by the estate.”
Deadline later reported that the Ava DuVernay visited Paisley Park on several occasions and was granted access to Prince’s archived media currently stored at Iron Mountain, a well-known climate-controlled data storage facility in Los Angeles used by entertainers and organizations including the Grammy’s Recording Academy.
There has been no updated information from Netflix about the future of the project or who the new director will be.
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