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Hulu takes streaming rights to “Minding the Gap”

Online subscription streaming service Hulu has acquired the rights to Bing Liu’s award-winning directorial debut, Minding the Gap. On August 17 the doc will be released as a Hulu Documentary theatrically across U.S. ...
June 6, 2018

Online subscription streaming service Hulu has acquired the rights to Bing Liu’s award-winning directorial debut, Minding the Gap.

On August 17 the doc will be released as a Hulu Documentary theatrically across U.S. key markets – theatrical distribution handled by Magnolia Pictures – and on Hulu.

Mind the Gap uses 12 years of footage shot in Rockford, IL, to tell the story of three young men and the correlation between their tumultuous upbringings and their current day adult responsibilities. The film touches on such topics as modern-day masculinity,  racial identity, death, birth, relationships and more.

The film had its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, where it picked up the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking.

Minding the Gap is a co-production of Kartemquin Films, American Documentary, POV, and Independent Television Service (ITVS). Liu and Kartemquin Films’ Diane Quon produce. Executive producers are Steve James, Gordon Quinn, Betsy Steinberg, Sally Jo Fifer, Justine Nagan, and Chris White.

“When I first started developing Minding the Gap, I knew I wanted it to be accessible to young audiences, so I’m enthused with the reach the film will have as a Hulu Original,” said Liu, in a statement.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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