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Fyre Festival trustee wants to know source of Netflix and Hulu footage

By | Published on Thursday 18 April 2019

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The trustee administrating the bankruptcy of the Fyre Festival company has asked the US courts to force Netflix and Hulu to reveal whether they paid for any footage that featured in their respective documentaries about the doomed luxury music event.

Gregory Messer wants to know if any footage arguably belonging to the defunct Fyre business was used. Because if such footage exists and has value, it could help generate some money to pay the bankrupt firm’s creditors.

According to Bloomberg, Messer wrote in a legal filing: “In order to create the documentaries, both Hulu and Netflix used unique behind-the-scenes footage of the festival. Due to a lack of information, it is impossible for the trustee to determine where the footage came from and whether such footage was an asset of the debtor’s estate”.

As yet neither Netflix or Hulu have commented on the legal filing, or whether they paid anyone for the footage of the Fyre festival debacle that was included in their programmes.