Te'o, Catfish, and Truth in Documentary Filmmaking
Using the latest story about Manti Te'o as a launching pad, Tom Roston discusses the broader notion of truth and veracity when it comes to documentary filmmaking.
Giveaway: Win Tickets to Paley DocFest's “Documentary Pitch Competition”
Enter by 5 PM ET for a chance to win tickets to the Paley DocFest "Documentary Pitch Competition" on Saturday October 20, 2012.
Doc Soup: Teens and the Impact of MTV's 'Teen Mom'
What impact do documentaries have on today’s youth? Do kids even know what a documentary is? These questions came to mind when I recently saw that the Sheffield Doc/Fest was asking for applicants for its Youth Jury for the UK event in June. Initially, I was skeptical. But, when you think about it, teens do […]
Doc Soup: Catching Up With Arthur Bradford, Director of 'How's Your News?'
As promised last week, I caught up with Arthur Bradford, the director of the new How’s Your News? doc series on MTV. The show is having a premiere party that includes a screening, a State Radio concert and plenty of partying on Monday night, February 16, at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC, so get on […]
Doc Soup: What's Your Take on 'How's Your News?'
Is it OK to laugh at people with disabilities? A new documentary series, How’s Your News?, that premiered this Sunday on MTV asks that uncomfortable question. It features a bus of people with disabilities who roam the country as reporters, asking folks confounding questions and eliciting laughter in many, and perhaps, horror in some. When […]
Run For — Not From — “The Hills”!
In honor of this week’s premiere of season four of MTV’s “The Hills,” I’d like to ruminate a bit on the end of the world. Not really, but you’ll get what I mean. The show, in case you’re over 25 and/or don’t subscribe to a magazine other than The Nation, is a reality (I use […]