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Oscars announce new rules for documentary features

Source:  Los Angeles Times On Tuesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a series of new rules for next year's Oscars  — most notably, a new regulation that could potentially expand the number of documentary features eligible for awards...

Apple acquires Ed Sheeran documentary “Songwriter”

Source:  Billboard Apple has purchased the worldwide screen rights to the Ed Sheeran documentary, "Songwriter." The film made its North America debut on Monday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. The Murray Cummings-directed documentary shows the...

National Geographic acquires film festival winner “Science Fair”

Source:  Variety National Geographic Documentary Films has acquired film festival winner “Science Fair.” The announcement took place Wednesday at National Geographic's “Further Front” presentation in New York City. “Science Fair” won the Audience Choice award at both...

BBC heading to Bollywood to explore the world’s largest film industry.

Source:  Deadline The BBC is heading to Bollywood with a two-part documentary series exploring the world’s largest film industry. "Strictly Come Dancing" star Anita Rani will present "Bollywood: The World’s Biggest Film Industry" for the British public broadcaster....

Why “Mankiller” is March’s must-see documentary

Source:  Vogue It might sound like a revenge drama from the #MeToo movement; in fact "Mankiller," airing this month on PBS, is anything but. A documentary directed by Valerie Red-Horse Mohl and produced by "The Walking Dead’s" Gale Anne Hurd, it tells the story of...

VICE News investigates the true cost of climate change

Source:  VICE If President Trump’s prior life as a business mogul has any bearing, one factor could eventually convince him to change his administration’s stance on climate change: the cost. The world is already feeling the effects of climate change, and it stands to...

Five Documentaries that Explain the Nitty Gritties of Climate Change

Source:  WTD News Climate Refugees - This film reflects how climate change has the power to mass migrate people from one region to another. Meat the Truth - For all those who didn’t know that cows are the biggest reason for global warming, this documentary will be an...

HBO signs “Pod Save America” for 2018 mid-term election specials

Source:  Deadline Political podcast "Pod Save America" is headed to HBO. Crooked Media, the company founded by Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor, has struck a deal with the premium cable channel for a series of hourlong specials this fall. “At a time when...

National Geographic acquires film festival winner “Science Fair”

Source:  Variety National Geographic Documentary Films has acquired film festival winner “Science Fair.” The announcement took place Wednesday at National Geographic's “Further Front” presentation in New York City. “Science Fair” won the Audience Choice award at both...

Five Criminal Injustice Documentaries to Watch on Netflix

Source:  Netflix Life Long Shot - When Juan Catalan is arrested for a murder he insists he didn’t commit, he builds his case for innocence around raw footage from popular TV show "Curb Your Enthusiasm.” The Confession Tapes - A collection of six cases where police,...

“Hitler’s Hollywood” examines films produced in Nazi-era Germany

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Rudiger Suchsland's documentary, "Hitler's Hollywood," chronicling German cinema during the Nazi era has the perverse effect of making you want to watch many of the films under discussion. It's understandable considering the fascinating...

In “A German Life,” Goebbels’ secretary explains her actions

Source:  The New York Times “A German Life” is likely to be the last new movie of its kind: a documentary that presents contemporary testimony from someone who witnessed the inner workings of the Nazi high command. The movie is taken from 30 hours of interviews with...

Apple acquires Ed Sheeran documentary “Songwriter”

Source:  Billboard Apple has purchased the worldwide screen rights to the Ed Sheeran documentary, "Songwriter." The film made its North America debut on Monday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. The Murray Cummings-directed documentary shows the...

Eddie Van Halen sues to halt release of “5150 Vault” documentary

Source:  Loudwire Eddie Van Halen filed a civil injunction last week in an effort to block the sale of Van Halen footage shot at his 5150 studios beginning in 2006. The guitarist is suing based on copyright infringement and breach of contract, among other grounds,...

Sports Illustrated’s Best Sports Documentaries of 2017

Source:  Sports Illustrated Icarus - If you’re at all familiar with the current events surrounding Russia’s state-sponsored doping program—the reason the country was banned this month from the 2018 Winter Olympics—the revelations that follow will not exactly be...

Vital documentary “The Cleaners” dishes the dirt on social media

Source:  CNET If you're reading this, you need to see "The Cleaners." It's an incisive new documentary that shines a light on the most uncomfortable questions about social media and the online age. You might want to look away. But, as the film shows, that's a big part...

The Science Channel readies “Silicon Valley: The Untold Story”

Source:  Realscreen An upcoming Science Channel docuseries will take a comprehensive look at Silicon Valley and how it became a fertile ground for technology breakthroughs. "Silicon Valley: The Untold Story" delves into the century-and-a-half history of the region...

“The New Radical” Asks, Is it OK to Build Your Own 3-D Gun?

Source:  Los Angeles Times Documentarian Adam Bhala Lough tackles the intersection of digital rights and the far right in his provocative, problematic film “The New Radical.” Lough sets his sights on Cody Wilson, the libertarian provocateur fighting for his...

Planet Earth II is now available on Netflix

Source:  Fstoppers One of the most epic documentary series ever created, BBC Earth’s “Planet Earth II” is now available to stream on Netflix. Debuting in November 2016 in the UK, the six-episode series reflects on our diverse planet and its most fascinating and...

Tracking Tigers is Just as Dangerous as it Sounds

Source:  National Geographic Matthew Luskin is a conservation biologist, wildlife ecologist, and National Geographic grantee. He spent a year in the rain forest of Indonesia tracking tigers through the remaining three largest national parks—and it was seriously...

“General Magic” is full of life lessons for inventors

Source:  Forbes Former Apple CEO John Scully calls General Magic "the most important company to come out of Silicon Valley that no one has ever heard of." An eponymous new documentary about the company, five years in the making, "General Magic" premiered yesterday at...

Five Bitcoin documentaries you need to watch ASAP

Source:  Programming Insider Bitcoin: The End of Money As We Know It - This hour-long documentary, co-directed by Torsten Hoffmann, explores how and why Bitcoin could affect the traditional economic system and was released in December 2014, when Bitcoin was first...

A Complete Guide to Netflix’s “Chef’s Table: Pastry”

Source:  Eater Since its debut three years ago, David Gelb’s Netflix series, "Chef’s Table," has raised the bar considerably for food documentaries. The show’s hyper-cinematic style and emphasis on artistic virtuosity has helped the series earn two James Beard Awards...

A teen prodigy deals with fame in “Chef Flynn”

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Flynn McGarry began his culinary career throwing dinner parties at the age of 10 in his living room. A few years later, he relocated into some of the most famous kitchens in the world before he could legally drive a car. The teenage...

BBC heading to Bollywood to explore the world’s largest film industry.

Source:  Deadline The BBC is heading to Bollywood with a two-part documentary series exploring the world’s largest film industry. "Strictly Come Dancing" star Anita Rani will present "Bollywood: The World’s Biggest Film Industry" for the British public broadcaster....

BBC orders “definitive” documentary of Harvey Weinstein sex scandal

Source:  Variety The BBC is promising to bring viewers the “definitive” account of the Harvey Weinstein scandal after ordering a feature-length documentary from two-time Oscar-winning producer Simon Chinn and his production company Lightbox. Although the British...

Oscars announce new rules for documentary features

Source:  Los Angeles Times On Tuesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a series of new rules for next year's Oscars  — most notably, a new regulation that could potentially expand the number of documentary features eligible for awards...

“Icarus” wins Oscar for Best Documentary Feature

Source:  Entertainment Weekly After striking a chord during the Winter Olympics, "Icarus" made an impression during the Oscars. The documentary from director Bryan Fogel about Russia’s state-sanctioned doping program earned the award for Best Documentary Feature...

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