Cinedigm has acquired North American home entertainment rights to It Happened Here, the compelling new documentary from director Lisa F. Jackson and producer Marjorie Schwartz Nielsen that explores sexual assault on campuses through the personal testimonials of five survivors who transform their experiences into a springboard for change.
In the documentary Red Planet Rover, new facts and findings are unveiled with the results of Mars Curiosity rover’s first two years of explorations and finally answering the question “could life ever have existed here?”
National Geographic Studios has acquired the global theatrical rights to the film Living in the Age of Airplanes.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is producing a documentary on the intriguing history of motion-imaging technology to celebrate the Society's centennial anniversary in 2016.
The American Film Institute announced today the appointment of producer and the executive director of the International Documentary Association Michael Lumpkin as director of AFI Docs, the Institute's annual documentary festival in Washington, DC.
In early 2013, director Mark Hayes read a story about a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, Craig Mitchell, who started the Midnight Mission running club consisting of former substance abusers, ex-convicts, homeless people and others who fell on hard times — either by making the wrong choices at earlier points in their lives, or by simple misfortune.
Technicolor-PostWorks New York provided post-production services to Cairo Drive, director Sherief Elkatasha’s heartwarming documentary set in Egypt’s capital, winner of the Viewfinders Competition Grand Jury Prize at this year’s DOC NYC film festival.
Hannah: Buddhism’s Untold Journey, the story of a courageous and enigmatic woman, Hannah Nydahl, who dedicated her life to spreading Buddhism to the West, premiered in North America at the 17th Annual ARPA International Film Festival, hosted at the legendary Egyptian Theater in Hollywood last week. It received the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary.
Editor’s Note: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office turned down an offer from the group Remote Area Medical to offer free health care to thousands of New Yorker’s the day after Thanksgiving. Filmmakers Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman have made a documentary about Remote Area Medical, which opens in New York on November 28. They published an open letter in response. Here is their letter:
Early in his career as a combat cameraman Mark Benjamin covered the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, and he’s been chasing challenging stories ever since.