Yesterday, AppleTV + announced the acquisition of a documentary about the #MeToo journey of a former music executive.
Executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and directed by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, the line of the text simply notes that the film follows “a brilliant former music executive who discusses whether or not to disclose his story of aggression and abuse by a notable industry figure. from music. The film is a thorough examination of race, gender, class, and intersectionality, and toll attacks affect its victims and society at large. "
Today it has been announced that the documentary will open at the Sundance Film Festival early next year, and while Sundance's official description matches Apple's log line, it also reveals the participation of several women who accused Russell Simmons of rape in 2017. .
Included on the Sundance cast list is Drew Dixon, who alleged several cases of misconduct initiated by Simmons in a bombshell interview with New York Times. Def Jam Recordings co-founder served as Dixon's direct supervisor during her record label executive career. She left Def Jam shortly after Simmons allegedly raped her in her apartment in 1995.
Jane Doe Films documentary filmmakers Dick and Ziering have previously received an Oscar nomination for "The Invisible War," another film that explores life after a sexual assault centered on survivors of rape in the US military. The most recent effort, "The Bleeding Edge", debuted last year on Netflix.
Apple did not respond to The Times's request for comment.