Lois Vossen, who has long supervised the PBS documentary series “Independent Lens,” has been elevated to executive producer from deputy executive producer, a move that places her among the top…
Public television executives have agreed to keep two long running documentary film programs — POV and Independent Lens — in primetime and to substantially increase marketing support for the shows…
In a rare move, PBS will simulcast a documentary that takes an inside look at the Deepwater Horizon environmental crisis on the fifth anniversary of the disaster, another example of TV networks…
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Though few athletes seem as widely beloved in retirement, the erstwhile Cassius Clay was once one of the most controversial — and loathed — public figures in America.
Juxtaposed against TV's popular versions of “reality” as well as the medium's increasingly fuzzy definition of “news,” it's worth taking a look at two programs premiering early next month: David…
Austin — For auds and buyers searching for the next "Sugar Man," there's no better place for one-stop shopping than the SXSW Film Festival, which intersects with its sister music fest midweek and…
Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Greg “Freddy” Camalier’s documentary “Muscle Shoals.” The movie, centered on the Muscle Shoals recording studio in Alabama, debuted at Sundance and is…
Malik Bendjelloul's "Searching for Sugar Man" has won the best feature award from the International Documentary Assn., adding to its lengthy list of kudos.
An inspiring docu about women's empowerment, "Rafea: Solar Mama" shows how an illiterate Bedouin woman from a poverty-stricken community in the Jordanian desert learns to be a solar-energy engineer…
"The Central Park Five," "The Invisible War," "Queen of Versailles," "Searching for Sugar Man" and "Women with Cows" earned feature nominations for the 28th International Documentary Assn. Awards.
Reigning appropriately supreme at the Creative Arts Emmys, “Game of Thrones” nabbed six kudos, a total that boosted cabler HBO to an unsurpassed 17 trophies on the night. CBS was second with 13…