Herbalife Pyramid Scheme Docu Acquired By Gunpowder & Sky Distribution

Tribeca Film Festival

Gunpowder & Sky Distribution, formerly FilmBuff, has secured distribution rights to Herbalife exposé documentary Betting on Zero and is planning a theatrical release in early 2017.

Directed by Ted Braun, the docu-thriller centers on controversial hedge fund titan Bill Ackman amid his crusade to expose global nutritional giant Herbalife as the largest pyramid scheme in history. It follows working-class Latinos seeking justice, Middle Americans forging their financial future and eventually draws federal regulators into an investigation that will affect the lives of millions around the world.

“This is a riveting, important story,” said G&S’s Jake Hanly. “It gives a voice to Herbalife’s victims, and we’re proud to help amplify that voice.”

The film premiered at Tribeca this year and was featured on this weekend’s episode of HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  It was produced by Glen Zipper and Devin Adair.

Check out the film’s teaser below.


This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2016/11/herbalife-pyramid-scheme-doc-gunpowder-sky-distribution-1201850324/