Doc Memo: Academy Embraces Diversity, Media Unites To Highlight Homeless Crisis
POV's daily list of essential reading for the documentary and independent filmmaking community. Could More Docs Be Box Office Contenders With Larger Distribution?
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, The Imposter, and Searching for Sugar Man have had impressive earnings at the box office recently, which begs the question: could these have been big box office contenders with a larger distribution and marketing campaign? Disneynature's Chimpanzee
The Hunger Games film to see this past weekend was not, as it turns out, called Hunger Games. It was the latest Disneynature documentary, Chimpanzee. Doc Soup: Coincidence or Codes in Nature Docs?
First, there was March of the Penguins, that outrageously successful 2005 nature doc about the life and times of penguins. Because the film’s only stars are penguins, it occurred to me that only human being who shares the, er, bill with them is the film’s narrator, Morgan Freeman. And then that was that. And then […]