MEDIA RELEASE: CINEFLIX PRODUCTIONS JOINS FORCES WITH NOTABLE ACTOR, VOCAL #METOO ACTIVIST, AND SURVIVOR ANTHONY RAPP TO UNSILENCE THE SYSTEMIC CENTURY-LONG ABUSE, INJUSTICE, AND TRAUMA WITHIN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IN SURVIVING HOLLYWOOD
Revelatory Docuseries Will Unearth How and When Hollywood’s Toxic Culture Originated and Why It Continues to Persist Today
New York – Cineflix Productions, the multi-award-winning production company that recently executive produced Nancy Buirski’s acclaimed feature film Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy, is partnering with Anthony Rapp (Rent, A Beautiful Mind, Six Degrees of Separation) acclaimed stage, television and film actor, ardent #MeToo activist and survivor, on Surviving Hollywood. The limited event docuseries will unravel Hollywood’s toxic culture that was baked into the industry’s DNA since its inception more than a century ago.
Rapp will lead the charge as Surviving Hollywood’s on-air guide, breaking down the hostile underbelly of power dynamics, abuse, discrimination, corruption, and misogyny that’s permeated the industry since the dawn of Hollywood, remaining its greatest worst-kept and overlooked secret.
Through interviews, archival footage, first-hand accounts, and never-before-uttered stories brought forth by many brave, but to this day, silenced and shamed survivors of abuse, Surviving Hollywood will push the boundaries to confront entertainment’s distorted power plays and privilege. It will expose the reality of those who have it and those who don’t and will outline how to reckon with and rectify a maligned culture.
“I’m honored to help shine a light and honor those who’ve been up against unfair systems of power in the entertainment industry. By telling these kinds of stories, hopefully we can make our industry and world a safer place for all of us,” says Anthony Rapp.
“Divisive opinions on race, culture, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality can be traced to Hollywood’s collection of original sins that go back over a century, and understanding how we arrived here is an essential part of changing the culture and moving forward,” says J.C. Mills, President and Head of Content at Cineflix Productions. Surviving Hollywood promises to be an unflinching account that lays bare all the skeletons in the entertainment industry’s closet. There’s no better person to guide viewers through this story than Anthony Rapp, one of Hollywood’s own who chose action over silence while being a steadfast advocate for the truth.”
Surviving Hollywood was developed by the Cineflix Productions team, led by Vice President of Development Kristin Wendell. Executive producers will include J.C. Mills for Cineflix Productions as well as Anthony Rapp.
Cineflix Productions recently premiered the film Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy to critical acclaim and previously announced a partnership with seven-time GRAMMY® winner Gladys Knight for a premium scripted miniseries about her illustrious life and career. Cineflix also recently announced the development of four-part premium documentary anthology The Descendants, which will embark on a global journey with the families of Mahatma Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Martin Luther King Jr.