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Commissioners from UK nets including the BBC, ITV and Sky will converge at the inaugural Realscreen London in October, where they will join a host of their U.S. counterparts. (Pictured: ITV’s Richard Klein)
XES execs Nancy Tellem (pictured) and Jordan Levin will stay on to complete the original programming that is already in production, but the division will close down, amid 18,000 job cuts at parent company Microsoft.
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The Central Park Five, Which Way is the Front Line from Here?, Valentine Road, The Invisible War and How To Survive a Plague (pictured) are up for Best Doc honors at the 35th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
In response to federal budget cuts, the publicly funded agency will cut up to AUD$3 million (US$2.83 million) in production investments and project development programs, and reduce 10% of its staff. (Pictured: Graeme Mason)
The Look of Silence (pictured), Joshua Oppenheimer’s follow-up to his Oscar-nominated documentary The Act of Killing, will have its world premiere at this year’s Venice International Film Festival, screening in competition.
U.S. cable net A&E has concrete plans for the family behind a New York construction company, who are to star in the upcoming docuseries Cement Heads, premiering on August 12.
Nineties nostalgia is set to take Italy this September with National Geographic Channel Italy’s upcoming adaptation of The ’90s: The Decade That Connected Us. (Pictured: host Matteo Bordone)