Documentaries that premiered in the UK on digital platforms such as Netflix, Amazon and iPlayer are now eligible to enter the British Documentary Awards. (Pictured: Grierson Trust chairman Lorraine Heggessey)
Sophie Fiennes’ doc about singer Grace Jones (pictured) and a David LaCappelle-choreographed doc about ballet dancer Sergei Polunin are among the titles on BBC Films’ 25th anniversary slate.
The Zurich-headquartered distributor has sold a raft of documentaries including 24 Hours Jerusalem (pictured) and Citizenfour to Swiss broadcaster SRF.
The Seattle-headquartered producer has recruited Ted Richane (pictured) to lead social impact campaigns related to its documentary and digital content slate, which includes Racing Extinction.
Showtime and Music Box Films will distribute Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi’s Sundance Audience Award winner Meru (pictured) in the U.S., and Mongrel Media will release the film in Canada.