The documentation The invention of David Geffen goes to Netflix in the US on August 4, 2021. The title deals with the media mogul who co-founded Asylum Records, DGC Records and Dreamworks.
The title is part of PBS’s American Masters series, which has been running since 1985. Inventing David Geffen originally aired November 20, 2021 and lasts 35 minutes.
What you can expect:
“David Geffen’s far-reaching influence – as an agent, manager, record mogul, Hollywood and Broadway producer, and philanthropist – has shaped American popular culture for the past four decades. The notoriously press and camera shy Geffen appears for the first time in the new two-hour documentary. “
PBS’s American Masters series has been an integral part of Netflix’s documentary program over the years. There were individual seasons like Johnny Carson: King of Late Night (removed in 2015), Billie Jean King (removed in 2015), Ted Williams (removed in 2020) and Althea (removed in 2019) among many others.
In the past few years, Netflix and PBS have split, but that seems to be changing in the past few months. Last summer we published an article about removing PBS documents from the service. While there is still a long way to go, Netflix has recently picked up Human: The world inside (both in the US and internationally as Netflix Original) and last month Netflix licensed all 6 seasons of Downton Abbey.
Other PBS documentaries currently streamed on Netflix include College Behind Bars by Lynn Novick and Season 19 and No Direction Home: Bob Dylan which technically counts as a PBS title but is distributed by Paramount Pictures.