FilmRise Takes Digital Rights to Showtime's 'Years of Living Dangerously'

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"Years of Living Dangerously"

The Emmy-nominated documentary series about the effects of climate change will be released on DVD and VOD on Sept. 7.

FilmRise has acquired U.S. digital and DVD distribution rights to the Showtime documentary series Years of Living Dangerously, which has received Emmy nominations in the categories of Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming.

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FilmRise will release the series on DVD and digital transactional VOD on Sept. 7, with additional digital platforms including subscription VOD and ad-supported VOD to be added next year.

Focusing on the effects of climate change on real people around the world, Years of Living Dangerously addresses such subjects as global warming, drought, deforestation, paleoclimatology, emissions, energy and sea level changes. James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger served as exec producers on the series, created by Joel Bach and David Gelber with climate expert Daniel Abbasi and supervising producer Jennifer Latham. The series finale features an interview with President Barack Obama.

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"Years of Living Dangerously is both highly informative and engaging, raising important awareness for the climate change problems we all face," FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher said. "This timely series comprehensively presents the problems and possible solutions; we just have to listen with an open mind and take a can-do approach."

The distribution deal was negotiated by Steven Beer of Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo.