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Netflix orders GameStop docuseries from Liz Garbus, Dan Cogan’s Story Syndicate

Netflix is the latest media organization to get in on the GameStop fiasco. The streaming giant has tapped Dan Cogan (pictured right) and Liz Garbus‘s (left) nascent non-fiction production outfit Story Syndicate to produce ...
February 12, 2021

Netflix is the latest media organization to get in on the GameStop fiasco.

The streaming giant has tapped Dan Cogan (pictured right) and Liz Garbus‘s (left) nascent non-fiction production outfit Story Syndicate to produce a docuseries that will detail the David vs. Goliath tale that saw Reddit users driving the short burn movement to take on seasoned Wall Street players.

The project will examine the supercharged power of digital communities and the gamification of trading by offering exclusive access to key members of Reddit’s r/wallstreetbets community, along with ordinary individuals who rode the GameStop financial wave and luminaries of the financial world.

Garbus (What Happened, Miss Simone?) and Cogan (Icarus) executive produce the untitled GameStop docuseries alongside Story Syndicate’s Jon Bardin (Fauci) and Julie Gaither (The Innocence Files). Amy Hobby is producer.

The untitled series is currently in production.

Netflix’s untitled GameStop documentary series now joins the three feature-length documentary projects from the likes of Bryn Mooser’s XTR and Optimist; filmmaker Jonah Tulis and Submarine Entertainment; and This Is Not Financial Advice, another feature doc from filmmaker Hannah Olson, Propagate Content and The Wall Street Journal Studios.

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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