Lionsgate Drops Bill Cosby Documentary (Exclusive)

Lionsgate Drops Bill Cosby Documentary (Exclusive)
Lionsgate has pulled out of a documentary project about Bill Cosby, Variety has learned. The project was in the works for years with Cosby’s cooperation, and has gained attention since he was released from prison. But now, the company has killed it, opening the door for it to be shopped elsewhere.

Since Cosby was freed on June 30 after his conviction was overturned, his spokesperson Andrew Wyatt has talked up a five-part docuseries by documentarian Michelle Major. According to her credits, Major co-directed and co-produced “Venus and Serena,” a 2013 documentary about the Williams sisters that was distributed by Magnolia Pictures, and was an executive producer on Vice’s “Black Lives Matter: A Global Reckoning” series this year.

Wyatt disputes the assertion that Lionsgate has dropped Major’s Cosby docuseries. Several hours after Variety published this story on Friday, Wyatt responded to a request for comment, and wrote: “I just spoke
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