- CMSI Asks: Is Public TV Different?
A CMSI audit of documentary series on commercial and public TV has found that the most diverse documentary series on TV are Independent Lens and POV, public TV series.
- Sundance 2015: Doc Buzz, Acquistions and More
Sundance 2015 is underway! Here's the word on how documentaries are fairing this year in Park City.
- Documentary Community Gathers at 2015 Cinema Eye Honors
If there is ever a question whether or not there's an actual community of documentary filmmakers, the first bit of evidence should be the Cinema Eye Honors.
- 10 Secrets for Making the Most of Your Film's Broadcast Premiere
Picture Motion's Alexandra Pearson and Megan Ryan take us behind the scenes of the social impact campaigns of five remarkable films that aired on CNN, HBO, OWN and POV.
- When Will the Women of the Documentary World Get Their Due?
Of the Oscar-nominated documentaries this year, only one is directed by a woman (Jehane Noujaim, of The Square).
- DCTV at 40: A Media Arts Organization Fights On
The New York City-based media arts center that produces documentary films, provides education courses and has spent decades using the power of the moving image to open eyes and grip hearts, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this week.
- Squishy, Tender Love: Romance in Documentaries
When I set out to write up a list of my favorite romantic documentaries in honor of the airing of Guilty Pleasures on POV, I thought it would be a snap...
- Toward a Cultural Institution Dedicated to Documentary
Heather McIntosh provides a survey of organizations whose relationship to the documentary form, or dedication to the form have helped shape and promote the genre.
- With New Documentary Requirements, Oscar Is Just Being Oscar
Heather McIntosh talks with Michael Moore about the new process for documentary Oscar eligibility, and rounds up the flurry of commentary about the changes in the film press.
- Documentary Year in Review Countdown #1: The West Memphis 3, Subjects of the 'Paradise Lost' Documentary Series, Are Set Free
POV is counting down the top documentary stories of 2011 on New Year's Eve 2012.
- How Much Money Does It Really Take to Make a Documentary?
In the wake of America's credit rating downgrade and a day after a 600-plus-point drop in the Dow, Edward J. Delaney of DocumentaryTech looks at how the documentary-film economy is changing rapidly.
- Doc Soup: HBO's 'Cinema Verite' Revisits PBS Proto-Reality-TV Series 'An American Family'
Mark your calendars! This Saturday (April 23, 2011), HBO premieres its film, Cinema Verite, about what’s commonly known as the first reality television show. It’s a fictional re-creation of the nonfiction filmmaking of a real thing. If that’s a tough concept to get your head around, don’t worry, HBO will be serving it with a […]