NEW YORK

- Netflix is making a push into documentaries, with the subscription service announcing deals yesterday to premiere four new films in the next few months.

Netflix has always made nonfiction films available to subscribers, but until recently they have been projects initially made for theatrical release or on television networks. Netflix said it now wants filmmakers to make their work specifically for the service, or use Netflix to offer the first wide distribution.

A spokeswoman said the service is intentionally trying to present a wide variety of topics.

- Associated Press