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‘Free Solo’ Creators to Direct New Projects for Nat Geo that ‘Push the Boundaries of Filmmaking’

Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, the duo behind 2018’s acclaimed documentary film “Free Solo,” will direct four new documentary projects for National Geographic.Nat Geo announced on Tuesday that Vasarhelyi and Chin will direct two feature documentaries, a 10-part series, and a one-hour pilot. They will also produce all four projects via their production company, […]

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‘The Wanting Mare’ Trailer: This Post-Apocalyptic Indie Is One of 2021’s First Fantasy Gems

One of the most highly anticipated undistributed films of 2020 was Nicholas Ashe Bateman’s feature debut “The Wanting Mare,” a VFX-heavy fantasy that spans generations and the cosmos. After festival play and online buzz, the film has finally found a home thanks to Gravitas Ventures, which will launch “Wanting Mare” in available theaters and on […]

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Theatrical Documentary Market in ‘Robust Shape,’ Dogwoof’s Oli Harbottle Says

The theatrical market for documentary films is in “robust shape,” with 2019 proving to be a strong year for the genre after an exceptional 2018, reports Oli Harbottle, head of distribution and acquisitions at leading U.K. documentary outfit Dogwoof.Harbottle says 2019 was always going to struggle to match 2018’s “blockbuster” year, which saw the release […]

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Doc NYC Turns 10: How the Festival Benefited From the Rising Popularity of Documentaries

When Doc NYC started a decade ago, documentary film was still seen as something of a novelty. In the ensuing years, non-fiction movies have exploded in popularity with hits such as “Rbg,” “Free Solo,” “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” and “Apollo 11” helping to fuel more interest in the genre.“We never could have anticipated the […]

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Alex Gibney’s Anti-Putin Portrait ‘Citizen K’ Gets Awards Release From ‘Free Solo’ Distributor

Prolific doc maker Alex Gibney returns this year with “Citizen K,” a portrait of Putin’s Russia that Greenwich Entertainment will release in Los Angeles on November 22. Financed by Amazon, the film will later hit streaming via Prime Video. Greenwich last year handled the theatrical distribution of National Geographic’s “Free Solo,” which went on to […]

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“Technology Has Come A Long Way”: Todd Douglas Miller And E. Chai Vasarhelyi On Going Big With Apollo 11 And Free Solo At Ifp Week 2019

Documentaries have been making bank at the box office the last couple years, which is heartening for anyone worried the blockbusters are the only game in town. Still, you don’t necessarily have to see small, intimate fare like Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Rbg and Three Identical Strangers on a giant screen. You can’t say […]

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Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2019 Full Winners List: Oscar Darling ‘Free Solo’ Wins Big

It was a wild scene at the first night of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday, with an Oscar-winning documentary holding court over its television brethren. National Geographic’s “Free Solo” went seven for seven at the ceremony, winning every award it was nominated for, including trophies for directing, cinematography, and editing.Meanwhile, Netflix’s animated sci-fi […]

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