DIGITAL / TV
Realscreen spoke with PBS and BBC producers about the first project made under the pubcasters’ copro deal, Big Blue Live, which wrapped its live broadcast on the BBC last week and tonight begins coverage on PBS.
DIGITAL / FILM
Jason Sussberg (pictured, right) and David Alvarado (left) talk to realscreen about the crowdfunding campaign for their doc on TV scientist Bill Nye (center), which is now the most-funded doc in Kickstarter’s history, having raised more than US$806,000.
TIFF programmer Thom Powers talks to realscreen about the festival’s doc slate, featuring the premieres of films from Barbara Kopple, Amy Berg, Morgan Neville, Davis Guggenheim and a posthumous doc by Sydney Pollack. (Pictured: Kopple’s Miss Sharon Jones!)
The global e-commerce giant and nascent content platform has posted, and subsequently removed, job positions for unscripted development and programming, and production execs, stating that the company is “moving towards unscripted television series.”
A report in U.S. entertainment trade Variety says the tech giant has had discussions with Hollywood execs around a potential move into original programming. (Pictured: Apple’s SVP of Internet software and services Eddy Cue)
The U.S. net is to follow the “fierce and fit” women of the American all-female Legends Football League in the forthcoming docuseries (pictured).