Newsweek magazine intends to start Newsweek Studios, a film and distribution company that will focus on newsworthy and documentary content from filmmakers around the world.
Pierce Cravens, a producer and actor, has been named president and will lead the operation.
“We’re interested in acquiring and developing projects from emerging and established filmmakers. Our mandate includes short form and long form projects on subjects about international issues, technology, business, culture, and politics,” Cravens said via email.
Cravens cited examples such as “Period. End of Sentence,” the short-form documentary that empowers women in India to shed the taboos surrounding menstruation that was picked up by Netflix, and “Running With Beto,” a 2019 documentary film that followed former U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke from Texas in his campaign against Ted Cruz for the U.S. Senate that aired on HBO.
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