Realscreen catches up with Dating Naked producer Lighthearted Entertainment to reflect on the successes of 2014 and look ahead to the new year. (Pictured L-R: execs Howard Schultz, Rob LaPlante and Jeff Spangler)
Alex Gibney’s anticipated documentary on the Church of Scientology is set to world premiere in Park City in January, while Liz Garbus’s Nina Simone doc has been tapped to open the festival.
Life Itself, Virunga, Citizenfour, The Overnighters, The Case Against 8 and The Salt of the Earth are among the 15 docs shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
Projects from Rich Hill co-director Tracy Droz Tragos (pictured) and Medora filmmaker Andrew Cohn are among 11 documentary projects to receive fall development grants from the Catapult Film Fund.
New York-based PBS station WNET is pulling the pubcaster’s doc strands ‘Independent Lens’ and ‘POV’ from its Monday primetime line-up on channel Thirteen and moving them to Sunday evenings beginning January 5.
As the year draws to a close, realscreen has quizzed figures from across the factual spectrum for their 2014 highlights, lowlights, reflections and future aspirations. Here, The Guardian’s head of documentaries Charlie Phillips (pictured) offers his thoughts.
Chef Andrew Zimmern (pictured) is extending his Bizarre Foods franchise with a 13 x 30-minute spin-off for U.S. network Travel Channel.
In this week’s round-up, renewals are in store for National Geographic Channel’s Brain Games (pictured), Spike TV’s Ink Master and WE tv’s David Tutera’s CELEBrations.
James Benning’s doc 13 Lakes and Mark Jonathan Harris’s film Into the Arms of Strangers (pictured) are among the annual crop of films that have been added to the U.S. Library of Congress’s National Film Registry.