With documentaries on the rise and multiple backers and outlets for non-fiction films, two veteran filmmakers — married producer-financier Dan Cogan and producer-director Liz Garbus — have decided to launch their own production company, Story Syndicate.
Clearly, it’s a terrific time: The public’s appetite for non-fiction stories has never been greater, as movies ranging from last year’s “RBG” and Oscar-winner “Free Solo” to “Apollo 11,” “Amazing Grace,” and “The Biggest Little Farm” hit big at the box office.
The move means that in the coming months, Cogan will step down from daily management of 12-year-old Impact Partners, which has financed over 100 films, including the Oscar-winning “Icarus” and “The Cove” and Oscar nominees “Fathers and Sons,” “How to Survive a Plague,” and “Hell and Back Again.”
He will join forces with Garbus, director of the Emmy-nominated “The Fourth Estate” and Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated “What Happened Miss Simone?,” by creating a Brooklyn headquarters for multiple filmmakers to create documentary series, features, shorts, and podcasts.
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