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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.
Janet Han Vissering, Nat Geo Wild’s senior VP of development and production, talks to realscreen about changes at the channel and plans for the future.
TLC has confirmed the cancellation of its reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, amid a controversy over the relationship between a convicted sex offender and the mother of the show’s child star.
New York Television Film Festival founder and exec director Terence Grey will also assume the mantle of executive producer for new division NYTVF Productions.
Irish documentary On a River in Ireland (pictured) and science series Your Inner Fish took home the best overall production prize and Special Jury Award, respectively, at the Wildscreen Film Festival’s Panda Awards.
Sturla Gunnarsson’s India-set documentary Monsoon (pictured) will open Toronto’s Planet in Focus Film Festival next month, with Andrew Nisker’s chewing gum doc Dark Side of the Chew closing the event.