Help Raise Funds for Acts of Congress

To contribute funds small and large, head over to Indiegogo. I chatted with Jon Scheide about his upcoming documentary, Acts of Congress, which has just begun raising funds on Indiegogo. Q: How did you get involved in the project? I created it. It’s the evolution or...
Posted On 02 Apr 2014

James Franco Stands up for Blackfish

I know he’s famous for his writing in addition to his acting. I guess I never figured he was this good of a writer: Blackfish could’ve easily been yet another monotonous “save the whales” documentary where they give us all the facts about the human-created plights of whales...
Posted On 10 Jan 2014

Producers Guild Documentary Nominations

And the nominees are: Ø A PLACE AT THE TABLE Ø FAR OUT ISN’T FAR ENOUGH: THE TOMI UNGERER STORY Ø LIFE ACCORDING TO SAM Ø WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS Ø WHICH WAY IS THE FRONT LINE FROM HERE? THE LIFE AND TIME OF TIM HETHERINGTON The PGA traditionally does not line up...
Posted On 26 Nov 2013

Poster for Seduced and Abandoned

At first I didn’t like the way this group of names was arranged on the risers of the red carpet stairway. But on second thought to see celebrity mingled with genius sums up much of what Cannes is all about.
Posted On 28 Oct 2013

8 Doc Shorts Make Shortlist

Eight documentary shorts of which five will be selected – and they are: “CaveDigger,” Karoffilms “Facing Fear,” Jason Cohen Productions, LLC “Jujitsu-ing Reality,” Sobini Films “Karama Has No Walls,” Hot Spot Films “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life,” Reed...
Posted On 10 Oct 2013

Blackfish Trailer – Leave the Whales Alone

I don’t get why, in 2013, we are still allowing the practice of training and keeping whales for human entertainment. A new documentary is about to land that no one will want to see. But it is something essential, especially for younger audiences. The more intelligent the...
Posted On 10 Jul 2013

DGA Best Documentary nominees!

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary Malik Bendjelloul (Searching for Sugar Man) Kirby Dick (The Invisible War) David France (How to Survive a Plague) Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles) Alison Klayman (Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry) (thanks to Paddy at ScreenOnScreen)
Posted On 14 Jan 2013

2013 PGA nominees for Best Documentary

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 30, 2012) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the Documentary Motion Picture nominees that will advance in the voting process for the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards. The nominated films, listed below in alphabetical order, are: A...
Posted On 30 Nov 2012

Doc Short Race Narrows to Eight for 85th Oscars

The eight films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “The Education of Mohammad Hussein,” Loki Films “Inocente,” Shine Global, Inc. “Kings Point,” Kings Point Documentary, Inc. “Mondays at...
Posted On 11 Oct 2012
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