NEW YORK — Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Bloomberg
Businessweek today announced the new documentary film “HANK:
Five Years From the Brink” will launch exclusively on Netflix
on September 16, 2013. The film, co-produced by Bloomberg
Businessweek and RadicalMedia, features former U.S. Treasury
Secretary Henry Paulson and is timed to the fifth anniversary
of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and the start of the
global financial crisis.

“HANK: Five Years From the Brink” is directed by Academy Award
and seven-time Emmy nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger, whose
documentaries include the critically acclaimed “Brother’s
Keeper,” the “Paradise Lost” trilogy, “Metallica: Some Kind of
Monster” and “Crude.” The film marks the debut production from
Bloomberg Businessweek Films, a newly launched initiative that
will seek out visual, complex, and emotionally rewarding
business stories as original producers and acquirers.

For three weeks in September 2008, Hank Paulson was the one
person charged with preventing the collapse of the U.S.
economy. In “HANK: Five Years from the Brink,” Paulson tells
the complete story of how he worked to persuade banks, members
of congress, and presidential candidates to sign off on nearly
$1 trillion in bailouts–even as he found the behavior that
led to the crisis, and the bailouts themselves, morally
reprehensible. Paulson also details here why another fiscal
crisis is inevitable.

“We love bringing thought-provoking documentaries to our
members and so to be the premiere home for ‘HANK: Five Years
From the Brink’ is a thrill for us,” said Netflix Chief
Content Officer, Ted Sarandos.

“We’re honored to have ‘HANK’ seen on such an innovative
platform as Netflix, and incredibly fortunate to have been
able to partner with the great Joe Berlinger on this
documentary,” said Bloomberg Businessweek editor and producer,
Josh Tyrangiel, who is leading the Bloomberg Businessweek
Films initiative.

“As a documentary filmmaker for over 20 years, it’s really
exciting to find novel ways to reach audiences with a new
content creator like Bloomberg Businessweek Films, through an
expanding powerhouse like Netflix,” said director and producer
Joe Berlinger.

“‘HANK: Five Years From the Brink’ perfectly represents the
type of thought-provoking work Bloomberg Businessweek will
release, and the new opportunity sponsors will have to be
associated with our unique projects,” said Paul Bascobert,
President of Bloomberg Businessweek.

No one understood financial markets better than Hank Paulson,
the former CEO of Goldman Sachs. Yet Paulson wasn’t quite the
pinstriped banker he appeared to be. In exclusive interviews,
Paulson tells of his childhood on a farm in the Midwest,
aspiring to be a forest ranger. Paulson was a family man–
married to his wife, Wendy, for 40 years–and a devout
Christian Scientist with left-leaning politics. After working
on his first bailout as a junior staffer in the Pentagon and
then in the Nixon White House, Paulson returned with his
family to his native Chicago to forge a career at Goldman
Sachs. Hank Paulson had refused two previous offers to be
Secretary of the Treasury before finally accepting in 2006,
not willing to let his fear of failure or his family’s
distaste of the Bush administration–which Wendy readily
admits in separate interviews–stop him from serving his

To see the collapse through Paulson’s eyes sheds new light on
both the crisis that was, and the depression that could have
been. “HANK: Five Years From the Brink” is a riveting portrait
of leadership under unimaginable pressure–and a marriage
surviving under unfathomable circumstances.

“HANK” will be available in the U.S., Canada, UK and Ireland
on September 16, 2013, and in the remaining Netflix
territories on November 1, 2013. The film will be distributed
by Virgil Film and Entertainment. Submarine represented
Bloomberg Businessweek for the deals with Virgil and Netflix.

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About Netflix Inc.
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with more than 37 million members in 40 countries enjoying
more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month,
including original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix
members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on
nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause
and resume watching,

all without commercials or commitments.

Contact for Bloomberg:
Rachel Nagler,, 212-617-7187

Contact for Netflix:
Jenny McCabe,, 408-540-2090