Fiction filmmakers still favor film, but docmakers are definitely down with digital. In only a few years, digital video has transformed the landscape for makers of independent nonfiction features.
Until last year, documentaries were Oscar's neglected stepchild, without their own branch or representation on the Academy's board of governors. Many times, it seemed the films that weren't nominated…
Predicting which of the 73 documentaries eligible for Oscar consideration will become the final five nominees is difficult, even for those in the know.
Short documentaries? Even in the film industry, many know them best as the basis of that obscure Academy Awards category that becomes the tie-breaker on the ballot during the annual office Oscars…
After being ignored for years in favor of domestic fare, docs from far-flung countries are finally starting to get their place in the sun.
The documentary category appeared on the Oscar ballot for the first time in 1941, two years after the category for special effects and six years before the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences…
"Bowling for Columbine" may be a blockbuster in the indie world, but many documakers still struggle on the fringe, trying to bring their socially proactive films to as many people as their meager…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has beefed up theatrical exhibition requirements for both documentary feature and short subject Academy Award contenders. Changes will be effective for…
Dagmar Dunlevy, prexy of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., announced yesterday that 204 feature films (122 dramas and 82 comedies or musicals), 123 television series (63 drama and 60 comedies), 64…
When an exec from a rival studio appraises the crowd at a premiere's after-party and says, "These people are proud to be in the movie business. At Christmas, at least once, you want to have that…
CNBC interim head of business news David Friend will stay in the job permanently, as network prexy-CEO Pamela Thomas-Graham has promoted him to senior veepee of business news.