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Diane Weyermann, Participant Exec and ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ EP, Remembered by Film Community

The passing of documentary film champion and Participant Media executive Diane Weyermann has left a mark on the film community. The Participant chief content officer and former director of the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program died on Thursday at the age of 66 after a battle with cancer.Weyermann played a formative role in the documentary […]

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‘Free Solo’ Sets Documentary Record at Indie Box Office

While “Fahrenheit 11/9” wasn’t was box office analysts expected, this weekend saw The Year of the Documentary strike again with the arrival of National Geographic’s “Free Solo” in the indie box office, and with it, a new per screen average record for docs.Telling the story of climber Alex Hannold’s quest to climb Yosemite’s El Capitan […]

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‘Free Solo’ Documentary Climbs Indie Box Office With Best Screen Average of 2018

“Free Solo,” National Geographic’s exhilarating adventure documentary about the first free solo rock climb of Yosemite’s El Capitan, notched the best screen average of the year to date. It picked up $300,804 when it debuted this weekend on four screens, translating to $75,201 per location.That distinction previously belonged to Bo Burnham’s “Eighth Grade.” The A24 […]

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Tim Blake Nelson, Ted Levine, Michael C. Hall Join ‘The Torture Report’

Tim Blake Nelson, Ted Levine, Michael C. Hall, Ben McKenzie, and Matthew Rhys have joined the independent CIA drama “The Torture Report.”Previously announced cast include Annette Bening, Adam Driver, and Jon Hamm. Imr International is launching foreign sales at the Cannes Film Festival. Production began last week in New York.Scott Z. Burns is directing from […]

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Annette Bening, Adam Driver, Jon Hamm in Talks for CIA Drama ‘Torture Report’

Annette Bening, Adam Driver, Jon Hamm, and Jennifer Morrison are in negotiations to star in CIA drama “The Torture Report.”Scott Z. Burns is directing from his own script. Vice Studios is producing and financing for the project, which centers on the CIA’s extreme interrogation program on detainees following the 9/11 attacks.Along with Burns, producers are […]

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