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With the Oculus Rift (pictured), Project Morpheus and Google Cardboard heralding a new generation of virtual reality headset devices, Atlantic Productions tells realscreen how it plans to become the first major developer of natural history VR.
J. Christian Jensen’s White Earth and Lucy Walker’s The Lion’s Mouth Opens are among the eight non-fiction films shortlisted for the Documentary Short Subject prize at the 87th Academy Awards.
French indie Winds and pubcaster France 2 caused a stir earlier this year after jointly unveiling a wildlife special that purportedly featured natural history footage filmed at nighttime in full color. Here, the partners tell realscreen what to expect from the groundbreaking project.
FILM / TV
As Laura Poitras’s Citizenfour premieres in New York tonight, realscreen has learned of another major documentary on Edward Snowden (pictured) in the works, set to launch in 2015.
Leftfield Entertainment CEO Brent Montgomery (pictured) kicked off the inaugural Realscreen London today (October 8), recalling the lessons he has learned as his Pawn Stars prodco has grown, to a packed house.
Scripps Networks UK and EMEA has hired former Discovery Networks International exec Katharina Feistauer (pictured) to be its VP of programming.
Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman’s E-Team (pictured) and Michael Barnett’s Becoming Bulletproof took home the best documentary and grand jury documentary prizes, respectively, at the New Hampshire Film Festival.
U.S. pay-TV net HBO is set to air The Last Patrol, the final film from Sebastian Junger (pictured) in what HBO is now billing as the filmmaker’s war trilogy, on November 10.
Documentary filmmaker Ric Esther Bienstock (pictured) is to receive the Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism at next year’s Canadian Screen Awards.