Oprah Winfrey to Executive Produce Documentary From ‘Hunting Ground’ Directors at Apple

Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering to direct film on former music executive grappling with choice to come forward about abuse and assault accusations

Last Updated: December 3, 2019 @ 11:08 AM

Oprah Winfrey is set to executive produce a new untitled documentary from the directors of “The Invisible War” and “The Hunting Ground,” Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, that will be made at Apple, the tech giant announced Tuesday.

The original documentary film will be produced by Winfrey and Impact Partners and will premiere on Apple TV+ in 2020.

Dick and Ziering’s documentary follows a brilliant former music executive who grapples with whether to go public with her story of assault and abuse by a notable figure in the music industry. The film is described as a profound examination of race, gender, class and intersectionality and the toll assaults take on their victims and society at large.

Dick and Ziering are also producing the untitled documentary via their Jane Doe Films along with Winfrey, Terry Wood (Harpo Productions), Dan Cogan (Impact Partners), Regina K. Scully, Ian Darling and Abigail Disney serving as executive producers. The creative team includes producers Jamie Rogers and Amy Herdy.

Last year, Ziering and Dick signed a tw0-year, first look deal with Entertainment One for scripted and unscripted TV content. Dick’s last film, which Ziering co-wrote, was “The Bleeding Edge,” a Netflix documentary about the effects of high tech medical devices. The pair are Oscar nominated for their work on “The Invisible War,” which detailed sexual assault in the military.

Apple also recently debuted the nature documentary “The Elephant Queen” on its new streaming service Apple TV+ when it launched in November. Winfrey also has a new show, “Oprah’s Book Club,” coming to Apple TV+.

For the record, an earlier version of this article incorrectly spelled Amy Ziering’s name in the sub-headline.

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