Archive for the 'Reprints' Category

LA Times talks to top sales agents about selling Sundance movies…

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Agents seek homes for small films As this year’s festival is proving dozens of Sundance movies can go home with no buyer. By John Horn, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer January 22, 2008

80th Oscar noms announced…

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

The Academy announced their nominations in all categories this morning. Extra special congrats to short doc FREEHELD which I worked on as a theatrical consultant. You can view the full list of nominees here. BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE NO END IN SIGHT Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs OPERATION HOMECOMING: WRITING THE WARTIME EXPERIENCE Richard E. Robbins […]

2007 IDA Awards are out too…

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

2007 International Documentary Association Award Nominees IDA FEATURE FILM NOMINEES CRAZY LOVE Dan Klores, director/producer Fisher Stevens, producer Shoot the Moon Productions, Greenstreet Productions, Magnolia Pictures OPERATION HOMECOMING: WRITING THE WARTIME EXPERIENCE Richard E. Robbins, director/producer Tom Yellin, executive producer The Documentary Group, PBS SICKO Michael Moore, director Michael Moore, Meghan O’Hara, producers Dog Eat […]

JUMP! in LA Weekly today…

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

From today’s LA Weekly – it’s a GO pick!: GO JUMP! (USA) The ever-growing documentary subgenre that could be called “Schoolkids Do the Damnedest Things!” (Spellbound, Mad Hot Ballroom, et al.) has now given rise to Jump!, which details the up-and-coming school sport of competitive jump rope. Anyone who has seen a Rocky movie knows […]

Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

I just heard about this grant for first time doc makers. GARRETT SCOTT DOCUMENTARY DEVELOPMENT GRANT What: This grant funds first time documentary makers for travel and accommodations at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, April 12-15, 2007. For four days, grant recipients will be given access to films, participate in master classes and be […]

79th Academy Awards Doc Short List…it’s out!

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

I’ll try to remain poised, but Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore? made the top 15! Here’s the press release… November 15, 2006 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Teni Melidonian — (310) 247-3000 15 Docs Advance in 2006 Oscar® Race Beverly Hills, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced […]

8 Doc Shorts Short-Listed for 2006 Oscars

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

From the Academy press release today: 8 Doc Shorts Short-Listed for 2006 Oscars® Beverly Hills, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject entries has narrowed to eight films, from which three to five will earn Academy Award® nominations. The eight films are listed […]

Docs in comix…

Monday, July 10th, 2006

Here’s today’s K Chronicles by Keith Knight. He’s awesome. He’s got a blog and quite the full featured website. Don’t know if I’m gonna get busted for posting this, so read it before I have to take it down.

Are tickets flying for Silverdocs?

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

The Arch City Chronical blog reports: Jeff Smith film Sold Out “The documentary of Jeff Smith’s 3rd CD campaign that will show at Silverdocs Film Festival sold-out today in 30 minutes. But there could be stand-by tickets the day of the show and there’s always the possibility that they wll add another screening. So if […]

Sundance Institute Appoints Mertes to Documentary Fund and Initiatives Post

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

Brian Brooks reports in indieWIRE today: The Sundance Institute announced that Cara Mertes has been named its new director of the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. In her new position, Mertes will oversee all of the initiatives of the program, including the Sundance Documentary Fund, the annual Documentary Edit and Story Laboratory, the annual Documentary […]