After co-founding Focus Features 11 years ago, CEO James Schamus was told by parent company Universal Pictures Wednesday that he no longer had a job. Universal chairman Donna Langley delivered the…
Dreyfous will receive the Amicus Award, which has only been presented three other times in the history of the IDA Awards.
After the awards buzz coming out of Venice and Telluride, DreamWorks’ “The Fifth Estate” added a surprising twist to the conversation as it opened the 38th Toronto Festival on Sept. 5. The pic…
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be on the jury of the 21st Raindance Film Festival, Europe's largest independent film festival, it was announced today. Assange has been living in the Ecuadorean…
Hollywood is already planning a movie about WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning, who was found not guilty of “aiding the enemy” on Tuesday for his role in one of the biggest intelligence leaks in…
Sony Pictures Classics will handle the worldwide release Alex Gibney's Lance Armstrong documentary “The Armstrong Lie,” chronicling the cyclist’s fall from hero status. The film is produced by…
Documentary director Alex Gibney is among the 10 new additions elected to the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
A stimulating intro course on wine appreciation gets blended with a narrowly focused contest-doc format in Jason Wise's film about aspiring young Master Sommeliers.
Participant Media, a key backer of touchstone documentaries such as "An Inconvenient Truth" and "Food," Inc., isn't afraid to take on divisive issues like government secrecy and the state of…
By the time Alex Gibney started chronicling the story of Julian Assange and Wikileaks in "We Steal Secrets" — which debuts May 24 via Focus World — the charismatic hacker's personality had already…
The Gotham premiere of Alex Gibney's new doc, “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks,” began with a May 8 cocktail party at Graydon Carter's Beatrice Inn, where producer Marc Shmuger talked about…