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Netflix Picks Up 3D Printing Doc 'Print The Legend'

Photo of Alison Willmore By Alison Willmore | Indiewire March 26, 2014 at 3:04PM

Netflix's latest documentary acquisition is "Print The Legend," Luis Lopez and J. Clay Tweel's film about 3D printing that premiered at SXSW earlier this month, where it received the Special Jury Recognition Award for Editing & Storytelling.
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The Formlabs team celebrates in 'Print The Legend'
Netflix The Formlabs team celebrates in 'Print The Legend'

Netflix's latest documentary acquisition is "Print The Legend," Luis Lopez and J. Clay Tweel's film about 3D printing that premiered at SXSW earlier this month, where it received the Special Jury Recognition Award for Editing & Storytelling.

"Print The Legend" goes behind the scenes of the country's top 3D printing brands, among them MakerBot and Formlabs, as they vie for dominance in the rapidly growing field, exploring the industry's drive to enable people to produce anything -- including, in the case of provocateur Cody Wilson, a gun. The film will premiere exclusively on Netflix in all of the streaming services territories in 2014.

READ MORE: How 'Print the Legend' Turns the Prospects of 3D Printing Into a Fascinating Corporate Drama

"It’s so rare for a film to capture history in the making, and Luis Lopez and Clay Tweel have done just that in their skillful presentation of the elation and betrayals experienced by young entrepreneurs detailing the groundbreaking technology of 3D printing," said Netflix's Lisa Nishimura. "This is a compelling glimpse into a game changing technology as it nears an inflection point going from the fantasy world of a few obsessed visionaries to a must-have technology that may enter every home."

"Print the Legend" was directed, shot and edited by Lopez and Tweel ("Make Believe") and produced by Steven Klein and Dan O'Meara. It was developed, produced, and financed by Chad Troutwine ("Freakonomics") and Audax Films, led by co-producer Andrew Kortschak (“Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia”) and exec producer Walter Kortschak. Exhibit A Films, including producer Seth Gordon (“Undefeated,” “Mitt,” “The King of Kong”) and exec producer Mary Rohlich (“Make Believe”), led the filmmaking team.

The deal was negotiated by Liesl Copland of WME Global and the legal team at Cowan, Debaets, Abrahams & Sheppard, led by Sue Bodine, on behalf of the filmmakers. Netflix's previous doc acquisitions include Oscar nominee "The Square," "The Short Game," "Mitt" and Oscar-winning short "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life."

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