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New Hulu Documentary to Premiere in Theaters and on Hulu in August

Streaming Service Partners with IFC Films to Also Release the Documentary on the Large Screen

Hulu announced a deal to acquire whistleblower doc “CRIME + PUNISHMENT” as a Hulu documentary. After debuting at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, “CRIME + PUNISHMENT” went on to win the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking, and has garnered numerous awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at the 2018 Independent Film Festival in Boston. Stephen Maing directed, produced and filmed, and Laura Poitras serves as an executive producer.  
 
The premium streaming service will partner with IFC Films to release the documentary simultaneously in theaters and on Hulu on August 24th.
 
The logline: “CRIME + PUNISHMENT” is a documentary that goes behind the scenes and undercover to expose discriminatory policing practices, intimidation and corruption within the New York Police Department. Told from multiple perspectives and precincts throughout New York City, Maing cinematically chronicles a band of minority whistleblower officers known as The NYPD 12, as well as the efforts of ex-cop turned private investigator, Manuel Gomez as they seek to expose the illegal use of arrest and summons quotas.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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