Netflix acquires documentary about 3D printing

Netflix has acquired documentary Print the Legend, a film about the 3D printing industry, which earned special jury recognition at SXSW this year for editing and storytelling. It will debut on Netflix sometime in 2014. The exclusive deal, which was announced Wednesday, comes two months after Netflix nabbed its first Oscar nomination with The Square, another documentary the streaming service acquired in November.

Netflix has acquired exclusive rights to “Print The Legend,” a documentary about the nascent American 3D printing industry that premiered at SXSW this month. The film explores the people and companies racing to deliver consumer 3D printing — a potentially disruptive and controversial technology that enables reproduction of everything from guns to human organs. “Print the Legend” will premiere on Netflix in 2014 in all territories where Netflix is available. The docu won the 2014 SXSW Film Festival’s special jury recognition award for editing and storytelling in the documentary feature category.

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