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“Humans of New York” documentary series coming to Facebook

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Facebook is putting a human touch on its new video efforts. The social network has ordered a 12-episode docuseries from Brandon Stanton, the man behind the popular photo blog, Humans of New York. The half-hour series will also be...

Six Filmmaking Tips From Ken Burns

Source:  Film School Rejects  1.  Storytelling is Storytelling 2.  1 + 1 = 3 3.  Do Something Lasting 4.  Plans Will Change 5.  There Is No Single Career Path 6.  Never Stop Learning Read the story at Film School Rejects.  Receive all of today’s stories in one email...

Wang Bing’s “Mrs. Fang” wins top prize at Locarno Festival

Source:  Variety A jury that included high profile directors Olivier Assayas and Miguel Gomes has awarded Wang Bing’s unblinkered documentary, “Mrs. Fang,” the Golden Leopard at the 70th anniversary edition of the Locarno Festival, which ends today. In keeping with...

How One Young Filmmaker Sold His Documentary to Netflix

Source:  Fstoppers In November of last year, Jonny Von Wallström sold his feature-length documentary film, "The Pearl of Africa," to Netflix.  He had been attempting to chase down the video streaming service for several years.  This included hunting down contact...

News & Documentary Emmy nominations announced. PBS & CBS lap field.

Source:  Deadline PBS and CBS more than doubled all other networks as the 38th annual News & Documentary Emmy nominations were announced today. PBS hoarded a leading 48 noms, led by Frontline (12), POV (11) and Independent Lens (10), followed by the Eye network...

What Traditional TV Documentarians Need to Know About VR

Source:   Neiman Reports Robert Socha thought VR and 360 video were mostly about different cameras.  He quickly learned he was wrong.  VR is a totally different way of thinking, producing, and storytelling. Read the story at Neiman...

NBC News Starts New Documentary Unit to Attract a Younger Audience

Source: WWD. NBC News has developed a new documentary unit to target a younger, more social media plugged-in consumer. Called “Left Field,” the group is comprised of about 12 staffers who come from various news and film backgrounds, and their mandate is to create...

A BAFTA for Nick Fraser, Grandmaster of the Documentary

Source:  The Guardian. Documentary editor and producer Nick Fraser received the BAFTA special award last night. Fraser was commissioning editor of the BBC’s Storyville from 1997 to 2016. Over that time the series won five BAFTAs and four Oscars, among other awards. He...