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Apple names producer Molly Thompson head of documentaries

Thompson founded A&E IndieFilms and has a string of documentary producing credits.Molly Thompson, the founder of A&E IndieFilms and executive producer of documentary films including Jesus Camp, Life, Animated and City of Ghosts, has joined Apple as the tech giant’s head of documentaries.Thompson founded A&E IndieFilms, feature production arm of Us cable channel company A+E […]

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Rosamund Pike’s ‘A Private War’ Gets Awards-Season November Release

Aviron Pictures has given Rosamund Pike’s drama “A Private War” an awards-season release, starting with Nov. 2 openings in Los Angeles and New York with a Nov. 16 wide launch.The cast includes Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci, and Tom Hollander. Matthew George’s Acacia Entertainment is producing and financing “A Private War” alongside the Fyzz Facility, which […]

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Netflix and Amazon Aren’t Buying Documentaries, But the Non-Fiction Market Is Booming Anyway

Documentaries are hotter than ever, but their production and distribution is in constant flux. In 2017, major companies were shelling out huge dollars to acquire documentaries, dramatically shifting the scales for the budgets and value of nonfiction. Then everything changed at Sundance 2018, when contrary to expectations, Netflix and Amazon deescalated the marketplace they had […]

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77th Peabody Awards Nominees: ‘Legion,’ ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ ‘S-Town,’ and More

The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors have selected 60 nominees for the organization’s 77th annual awards, including “Legion,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Last Men in Aleppo,” and “S-Town.” They were selected from a field of more than 1,200 entries television, radio/podcasts, and the internet.“True to tradition, we are proud to present a rich mix of […]

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