The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, is said to have made a documentary about a co-founder of Black Lives Matter (BLM) as part of her and Prince Harry's lucrative Netflix deal.
Patrisse Cullors, one of the three people who founded the BLM movement, would be the target of the documentary the Duchess of Sussex wants to produce, according to The Mirror.
Cullors is said to have "hugely inspired" Meghan, and she submitted the documentary to Netflix for being "blown away" by the incredible work Patrisse did.
"She believes her story needs to be told – and she would love to be the one to make it," a source told the newspaper.
Should the documentary get the green light from Netflix, it would be part of a deal with the streaming giant, which is said to be valued at over $ 100 million and is signed by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Meghan, 39, and husband Prince Harry, 35 ) was signed.
The documentary about Patrisse Cullors, founder of Black Lives Matter, would be part of the deal that Harry and Meghan (pictured) signed with Netflix – worth over $ 100 million
Los Angeles-born Patrisse, 36, founded Black Lives Matter in 2013 with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi after they took action following the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who was accused of killing Trayvon Martin in Florida in 2012.
The movement started with the simple hashtag #BlackLivesMatter but grew into what can be seen today – with people protesting on the streets against racial inequality.
This phrase was first used in a Facebook post by Alicia Garza entitled "A Love Letter to Blacks", published after Zimmerman's acquittal. The post was then shared using the hashtag, which led to the movement.
Organizers say the movement's goal is "to root out white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence against black communities".
In a statement announcing the deal, which will include films, shows and children's programming, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said, “We will focus on creating content that is informative but also gives hope.
"As new parents, we also care about creating inspiring family programs," and Netflix 'unprecedented reach will help us share impactful content that unlocks promotions.'
Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, speaks at the election rally for Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders in Los Angeles in 2020. Meghan Markle has reportedly presented the idea of a documentary about Cullors to Netflix
Los Angeles-born Patrisse, 36, founded Black Lives Matter in 2013 with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi after they took action following the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who was accused of killing Trayvon Martin in Florida in 2012. Photo: Black Lives On Saturday, protesters march along Key Bridge in Washington DC
But the couple has come under fire from commentators over the deal. Piers Morgan posted up the Sussexes, saying they were eager to keep their titles.
“It's great that you paid back the Frogmore money. It's great they're not taking any more money from Charles' but they kept the titles – and if you really want to find freedom and really want to divorce the country, why should you get the Duke and Duchess of Sussex "keep? he said.
"The only reason Netflix is paying you all this money is because of their royal titles. You think Meghan Markle would have gotten £ 1.50 from you without them?" he added.
Harry and Meghan now live in a $ 14.7 million home in Los Angeles. The Netflix deal will help them pay for their new home and security bills, which are said to be over $ 5 million a year
Harry and Meghan follow President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, who announced in 2018 that they had entered into a multi-year production partnership with the online streaming service.
In January the couple announced they would step down as high-ranking members of the British royal family and now, eight months later, live on a $ 14.7 million estate near Los Angeles.
It was revealed last week that Prince Charles had cut private funding support to Harry and Meghan after they closed the Netflix deal and repaid £ 2.4 million ($ 3 million) for Frogmore Cottage – their UK resident.
Last year's royal accounts found that the cost of the renovations at Frogmore Cottage – paid for out of taxpayers' money – was £ 2.4 million ($ 3 million). After the Netflix deal, Harry and Meghan were able to pay the taxpayers off in full
In a move that took royal sources by surprise, Harry and Meghan reimbursed taxpayers for the full amount used to renovate their Windsor home, in a dramatic escalation of their "divorce" from the royal family.
The couple, who repaid the money in monthly installments, announced that they had fully repaid the Sovereign Grant for the refurbishment of the five-bedroom Frogmore Cottage on the Queen & # 39; s Berkshire estate.
The couple were "relieved and delighted" to pay the renovation costs, a source claimed.
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