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Unpaid Fyre Festival Caterer Raises Thousands in Donations on GoFundMe

  • Variety
As two Fyre Festival documentaries hit the airwaves, a couple who say their credit was ruined due to the Fyre Festival’s lack of payment for their services have raised $54,381 at time of publication on GoFundMe.

Elvis and Maryann Rolle wrote on their page that they catered “no less than 1000 meals per day” in April of 2017 while organizers stayed in the rooms at their Exuma Point Resort, which includes a bar and grille.

“Breakfast, lunch and dinner were all prepared and delivered by Exuma Point to Coco Plum Beach, and Roker’s Point where the main events were scheduled to take place. Organizers would also visit my Exuma Point location to enjoy the prepared meals,” the page reads.

Rolle, the Bahamian woman behind the account, was featured in Netflix’s “Fyre,” where she explained that she lost at least $50,000 — likely much more — after continuing to provide meals to guests and
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Fyre Festival Doc Director Talks Fest’s Epic Failure, Employee Ptsd

Fyre Festival Doc Director Talks Fest’s Epic Failure, Employee Ptsd
In 2017, director Chris Smith was wrapping up Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond, his documentary on Jim Carrey’s transformation into Andy Kaufman for Man on the Moon, when he added a simple line to “a bunch of half-baked ideas” he had written down: Fyre Festival. Organizers of the inaugural luxurious music festival, set to take place over two weekends in the Bahamas in 2017, promised attendees exquisite villas, hangs with supermodels and a lineup featuring Blink-182, Major Lazer, G.O.O.D. Music and Disclosure, among many high-profile acts.

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Netflix's Fyre Trailer Takes You Inside the Insane Music Festival Fiasco

Netflix has released the full-length trailer for their upcoming documentary Fyre, which chronicles the now infamous disaster surrounding the music festival of the same name. The event took place in 2017 and, what was supposed to be a luxury getaway for music lovers in the Bahamas turned into an actual nightmare. Filmmaker Chris Smith, who previously worked with Netflix on the Emmy-nominated Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond, is behind the new doc, which looks like it could be one of the first great Netflix originals of 2019,

The Frye teaser does an outstanding job of painting the juxtaposition of the expectations against the reality. Models! Expensive booze! Fancy food! That's what everyone was there for and what was promised and, as we see, none of that wound up being delivered. Due to the terrible circumstances and poor planning, it was more of an internment camp that people paid thousands of dollars to be at.
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Netflix's Fyre Documentary Teaser Relives the World's Most Disastrous Music Festival

Netflix is going to give us an unprecedented look at the catastrophe that was the Fyre Festival. The famously disastrous music festival, which was supposed to be like Coachella, but bathed in luxury, turned out to be anything but and became subject to more than $100 million in lawsuits. Now, the whole mess is going to be chronicled in a new documentary titled Fyre, which is set to arrive on the streaming service in January, with Netflix releasing the first footage in a brief teaser to go along with the announcement that they have picked up the rights to the movie.

Fyre will showcase what actually took place during the 2017 festival. Originally, the event was pitched as a premium music festival, taking place on two different weekends in April and May of last year. But the expectations vs reality kicked in extra hard when attendees showed up to the island in
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Fyre Festival Documentary Acquired By Netflix For January Release

  • Deadline
Netflix said Monday it has acquired Chris Smith’s Fyre, a documentary about the uber-fail 2017 Fyre Festival in the Bahamas that spawned lawsuits over its poor organization and false claims. Smith, who directed Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, connected with the organizers to tell a behind the scenes tale. Netflix will bow the docu on January 18.

Created by Billy McFarland and Ja Rule, Fyre was promoted as a luxury music festival on a private island featuring bikini-clad supermodels, A-List musical performances and posh amenities. The reality was far from the promises — boxed lunches, a tent city and no music. McFarland was sentenced in October to six years in prison for fraud.

Check out the Frye teaser above.

Smith wrote and directed and produced with Vice StudiosDanny Gabai and Jerry Media’s Mick Purzycki. Brett Kincaid, Max Pollack, Matthew Rowean, Gabrielle Bluestone, James Ohliger and Elliot Tebele are executive producers.
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Netflix Acquires Documentary About Disastrous Fyre Music Festival

  • The Wrap
Netflix announced on Monday that it has acquired global rights to Emmy-nominated director Chris Smith’s latest documentary about the Fyre music festival.

The streaming giant referred to the festival as “The greatest party that never happened.” The film will debut on Jan. 18, 2019

“Fyre” will give audiences an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the Fyre Festival. Created by Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule, Fyre was promoted as a luxury music festival on a private island in the Bahamas that promised bikini-clad supermodels, A-list musical performances and posh amenities. But festival-goers arrived at the campgrounds to discover that the reality was far what was was promised.

Also Read: Fyre Festival Organizer Billy McFarland Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

The documentary was directed by Smith, the director behind the Emmy-nominated documentary “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond,” and gives a first-hand look into the disastrous crash of Fyre
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Lindsay Lohan Helps Pal Tiffany Trump Out with Her Ponytail During Night Out in Mykonos

Lindsay Lohan Helps Pal Tiffany Trump Out with Her Ponytail During Night Out in Mykonos
Looks like Lindsay Lohan and Tiffany Trump are living it up in Greece.

Andrew Warren, a mutual friend of the 32-year-old actress and the 24-year-old daughter of President Donald Trump, shared a video on Friday night of Lohan helping her old friend perfect her ponytail during a night out in Mykonos.

“Hair styles by Lindsay, let’s go,” Warren says during the video, while the two women share a laugh together.

“You missed it before,” the Georgetown Law student replies, continuing to giggle as Lohan moves behind her to survey her hairstyle.

“C’mon, hairstyles by Lindsay,” Warren adds, as
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