"Placebo," a 2014 hybrid documentary directed by Abhay Kumar has been picked up by Netflix. The video streaming platform will make it available worldwide. The film, which uses documentary footage…
The 2016 New York Film Festival has set the programming for its Spotlight on Documentary section, lining up a roster of titles that encompasses directors Errol Morris and Steve James as well as films…
Hong Kong- and Amsterdam-based Fortissimo has expanded its roster of tough food industry documentaries with the pickup of child slavery investigation "The Chocolate Case." The film follows three…
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It must have seemed like a good idea to adapt “Southern Comfort,” the 2000 film documentary by Kate Davis, into a folk and bluegrass musical. But good ideas don’t always pan out. The book and lyrics…
Streaming giant Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to "Tyke Elephant Outlaw," an Australian-made documentary about an escaped circus elephant.
The latest documentary by Laura Poitras, who won a 2015 Academy Award for “Citizenfour,” and a new film about Nora Ephron, directed by her son, are among the world premieres on tap for the 2015 New…
The documentary is alive and well in Ecuador, where a prominent docu fest, EDoc, attracts the best from around the world and inspires ever more local filmmakers to venture into nonfiction filmmaking.
The Tribeca Film Festival’s Documentary Filmmaker Party was packed to gills — and it didn’t take long to figure out why. The event, sponsored by Variety and A&E in celebration of this year’s 10…
Record breaking director takes charge of factual fore-runner
In her documentary on the 150-year-old magazine The Nation, Barbara Kopple Kopple dramatically -- and effectively – bridges time so that reports from current hot spots reverberate eerily in words and…
Submarine has boarded "A Life In Polka Dots," a now in-production biographical documentary about Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.