Realscreen is partnering with filmmaker and executive producer Chuck Braverman and his Westdoc Online video series, to bring his interviews with acclaimed documentarians and non-fiction content industry figures to its readership.
The latest episode of the series features a conversation between Braverman (pictured, right) and defense attorney Dean Strang (left), part of the defense team featured in the groundbreaking Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer. In the interview, Strang discusses his thoughts on defending Steven Avery, the tactics used by the prosecution in the trial, the impact the film had on him and his career, and as seen in this clip, meeting the filmmakers behind the project, Laura Ricciadi and Laura Demos.
Chuck Braverman is a long time documentary filmmaker with an Oscar nomination and a DGA win for different films. He has run his own successful production company, been a senior studio executive at Sony, a teacher at USC Cinema and Cal State University Northridge, the Chair of the Film Department at Brooks Institute, the director of many scripted television episodes, several Movies of the Week, an indie feature film, and a long list of non-fiction films and series.
He was also co-founder of the Westdoc conference which brought filmmakers and executives from various sectors of the non-fiction content industry together for panels, networking and pitches. It was from this experience that Westdoc Online was born. The series features, in Braverman’s words, “conversations with the most compelling producers, directors, executive and network programmers, commissioning editors, festival directors, and techies from around the world.”
Check out the latest episode of Westdoc Online, featuring Making a Murderer’s Dean Strang, as well as an archive of previous episodes here.