National Geographic Channel is developing “How to Survive a Plague” as a scripted miniseries with producer Scott Rudin. The cabler has also given a second season pickup to its hybrid docudrama “Mars,”…
How to Survive a Plague
A new financing company, Gamechanger Films, was announced today with the mission statement of producing indie films directed by women. The company, which will create a for-profit film fund, was…
Distribution labels Sundance Selects and IFC Films has promoted Lauren Schwartz (pictured above, left) to head film publicity and Shani Ankori (pictured above, right) as head of marketing…
The late activist Vito Russo comes home to the GLAAD Media Awards this year in Gotham. Not only are exec producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, last year's recipients of the Vito Russo Award…
The network miniseries and made-for-TV movie have traditionally been an arena where TV braves tackling major social issues, from racism to abortion to the threat of nuclear annihilation. Still…
"The Central Park Five" may not be in contention at Sunday's Oscars, but Ken Burns and the other makers of the project have good reason to celebrate a win this week.
Roco Films has pacted with London-based Dartmouth Films to secure U.K. theatrical distribution for "How to Survive a Plague," the David France docu that's currently up for an Academy Award.
A basically constructed but rivetingly researched examination of the global fight for affordable antiretroviral therapy against Western pharamaceutical companies, whose restrictive patent laws amount…
The Academy's documentary branch is known for its unpredictability, but the five nominated docs are among the least shocking crop of nominees the category has seen in years.
Kirby Dick, Malik Bendjelloul, Lauren Greenfield, David France and Alison Klayman have received documentary helmer nominations from the Directors Guild of America.
The Emad Burnat-Guy Davidi documentary "5 Broken Cameras," a shortlisted finalist for an Oscar nomination Thursday, earned top feature kudos at the Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking.