What’s the top-grossing documentary of all time? Michael Moore knows it’s his film, Fahrenheit 9/11.
Moore sued producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein in February 2011 for at least $2.7 million in unpaid profits claiming the brothers used “Hollywood accounting tricks” to cheat him. (Moore had already earned between $19 million and $20 million in profits, according to media reports.)
In a rare move, Moore hasn’t picked up a camera (to our knowledge). His attorney noted in a statement that it was the first time the director had sued anyone in his 20-year filmmaking career.
The 2011 Documentary Year in Review Countdown…
Ford Foundation Funds Webified Documentaries
Michael Moore Sues the Weinsteins over ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ Accounting
‘Senna’ Breaks U.K. Box-Office Records
Mobile device legend
Cinéma Vérité Pioneer Richard “Ricky” Leacock Dies
‘My Reincarnation’ Breaks Records on Kickstarter
Seeing is beliebing
3-D Documentaries Hit Theaters
No flash in the pan
Popcorn.js Brings HTML5 and Interactivity to Documentaries
What if Banksy Wins an Oscar?
The Stop Online Privacy Act Catches the Web Off Guard