Nat Geo acquires climate change film from DiCaprio
National Geographic Channel has acquired the worldwide rights to an untitled climate change feature documentary produced by Fisher Stevens and Leonardo DiCaprio.
NatGeo plans to release the film in theatres in New York and Los Angeles in October, followed by a global premiere on National Geographic Channels worldwide.
The film presents an account of how society can prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the globe. And it might be the same film for which the Hollywood actor came to India. In the film, DiCaprio interviews individuals from every facet of society in both developing and developed nations who provide their views on what must be done today and in the future to transition our economic and political systems into environmentally friendly institutions.
Subjects include President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State John Kerry, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Pope Francis, as well as top NASA researchers, among others working to save the world.
“National Geographic has a long history of inspiring others to care about the planet,” said Courteney Monroe, CEO of National Geographic Global Networks. “Climate change is the most fundamental threat facing our planet,” said DiCaprio.