AMAZON STUDIOS' "ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY" FEATURING STACEY ABRAMS TO LAUNCH IN SEPTEMBER AHEAD OF ELECTION DAY
The Voter Rights Documentary will open in Theaters followed by a Global Premiere on Amazon Prime Video on September 18 Ahead of National Voter Registration Day
Culver City, CA - July 26, 2020 - Amazon Studios announced today, 100 days out from this year's U.S. Presidential Election, the documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy will open in select theaters on September 9 ahead of its global launch on Prime Video on September 18. The film features Stacey Abrams, the first Black woman to become the gubernatorial nominee for a major party in the United States, and the founder of Fair Fight Action, the nation's premier organization battling voter suppression. All In: The Fight for Democracy is directed by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lisa Cortés, and produced by Garbus, Cortés, Academy Award-winning producer Dan Cogan and Stacey Abrams. Amazon Studios acquired worldwide rights to All In: The Fight for Democracy from production company Story Syndicate.
All In: The Fight for Democracy examines the often overlooked, yet insidious issue of voter suppression in the United States in anticipation of the 2020 Presidential Election. The film interweaves personal experiences with current activism and historical insight to expose a problem that has corrupted our democracy from the very beginning. With the perspective and expertise of Stacey Abrams, the former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, the documentary will offer an insider's look into laws and barriers to voting that most people don't even know is a threat to their basic rights as citizens of the United States.
Directors Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortés said, "With 100 days left until one of the most important elections in American history, we are thrilled to officially announce All In: The Fight for Democracy which will tell a powerful and harrowing story of the fight for the right to vote as well as arm citizens with the tools they need to protect this right. The film will be accompanied by an ambitious and visionary action plan to reach voters and educate them across the nation."
"Today, we are 100 days out from Election Day - a pivotal moment in our mission to protect our democracy - and we need to come together as a country and make sure every voice and vote is counted," said Abrams. "The title All In: The Fight for Democracy speaks to the importance and necessity that every American has the right to have their voice be heard and their vote counted. We know that if our votes were not important, so many folks wouldn't be working so hard to take our right to vote away."
Ahead of National Voter Registration Day, in coordination with the All In: The Fight for Democracy film release, the filmmakers and Amazon Studios will launch #ALLINFORVOTING, a robust social impact campaign with community-based organizations, non-profits, corporations, artists, activists and influencers. The non-partisan campaign will develop a groundswell of digital content to combat misinformation about the voting process, and launch targeted campaign programming to educate and register first time voters, mobilize communities to have their voices and values counted in the November election (and beyond), and train citizens to know how to recognize and report voter suppression.
Additional #ALLINFORVOTING activations and programming will include:
· An online digital action hub featuring resources and tools for visitors to register to vote, check registration status, get election reminders, find their polling place, access state by state election information, see "what's on my ballot", request an absentee ballot, and learn how to recognize and report voter suppression.
· Local grant program to support grassroots organizations working to educate and mobilize voters in ten states (Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin) to build capacity and engage low-propensity voters.
· "Grow a Voter" educational initiative aimed at engaging the next generation of voters utilizing the film as a tool for conversation in the classroom. A curriculum will be developed in partnership with movement leaders and distributed to teachers nationwide.
In the coming weeks, the impact campaign will be announcing official partners and will launch the action hub and digital programming.
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About Amazon Studios
Amazon Studios is the home for talent, creating and producing original films and television series for a global audience. Original series all premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, which is available in over 200 countries and territories. Recent hit Amazon Original series include the Emmy Award-winning comedies Fleabag, created by and starring Emmy Award-winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel from Emmy Award-winners Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, as well as the action thriller drama Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan starring John Krasinski, the irreverent superhero series The Boys, and fantasy drama Carnival Row starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne; Amazon Originals also include culturally relevant and buzzed about content such as Rihanna's Savage X Fenty music and fashion event, Donald Glover's Guava Island and Chasing Happiness, a documentary about pop superstars the Jonas Brothers.
In film, Amazon Studios produces and acquires original movies for theatrical release and exclusively for Amazon Prime Video. In 2017, Amazon Studios became the first streaming service to win Oscars for Manchester by the Sea and The Salesman. Recent Amazon original movies include Troop Zero starring Viola Davis and Allison Janney, Tom Harper's The Aeronauts starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne, Scott Z. Burns' The Report, Alma Har'el's Honey Boy and the Academy Award nominated Les Misérables directed by Ladj Ly. The 2020 slate include Troop Zero with Viola Davis and Allison Janney, family comedy My Spy starring Dave Bautista and Chloe Coleman, Marjane Satrapi's Radioactive starring Rosamund Pike, Chemical Hearts starring Lili Reinhart, Garrett Bradley's Time, Sound of Metal starring Riz Ahmed, Sylvie's Love with Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha, Alan Ball's Uncle Frank with Paul Bettany and Sophia Lillis, I'm Your Woman starring and produced by Rachel Brosnahan and more. In addition, the originals film slate includes a number of diverse first-time feature filmmakers - Blow the Man Down directed by Danielle Krudy and Bridget Savage Cole, Selah and The Spades from director Tayarisha Poe, The Vast of Night directed by Andrew Patterson and 7500 directed by Patrick Vollrath.
About Story Syndicate
STORY SYNDICATE is a film and television production company founded by award-winning filmmakers Liz Garbus and Dan Cogan. Recent projects include Innocence Project, a Netflix series that follows The Innocence Project as it attempts to free nine wrongfully convicted prisoners from incarceration; I'll Be Gone in the Dark, an HBO event series about Michelle McNamara and the pursuit of the Golden State Killer. Upcoming, previously announced projects include All In: The Fight for Democracy and Cousteau (temporary title), a National Geographic feature documentary (in production) about the underwater explorer and natural history icon Jacques Cousteau.