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Netflix picks up Wrong Kind of Black

09/11/20

Magnify Media’s distribution of Wrong Kind of Black goes further as Netflix pick up worldwide streaming rights.

Magnify Media’s distribution of Wrong Kind of Black goes further as Netflix pick up worldwide streaming rights. 
 
C21 Media report: Netflix has acquired worldwide streaming rights to an Australian series based on the life of Indigenous writer, poet and activist Boori Monty Pryor.
 
Commissioned by Australian pubcaster the ABC’s iview platform and co-funded by Screen Australia, Wrong Kind of Black was produced by Princess Pictures.
 
Directed by Catriona McKenzie, the series stars Clarence Ryan as the Townsville-born Pryor, who moved to Melbourne in the 1970s and worked as a DJ. He later became an activist who stood against a tide of racism, refusing to be labelled as “the wrong kind of black.”
 
Aaron McGrath plays his brother Paul, with Lucy Flanagan and Tom E Lewis as their parents and Jacek Komen as a Russian gangster.
Scripted by Pryor and Nick Musgrove, it was nominated for an International Emmy in the best shortform series category.
 
Executive producer Emma Fitzsimons said: “Princess Pictures is extremely proud to have worked with Boori Monty Pryor and his family to bring Boori’s story to the screen. We are now very excited to share it with the world, and what better place to do so than on a global platform such as Netflix.”

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