Distributor KinoSmith has picked up Canadian rights to feature documentaries Blackfish (pictured) and The Manor, both of which will screen at Hot Docs in Toronto over the next 11 days.
Senna director Asif Kapadia is producing a documentary on the life of late Grammy-winning singer Amy Winehouse (pictured), which Focus Features International will sell internationally.
Nicholas Wrathall (pictured), director of Gore Vidal: the United States of Amnesia, has launched a Kickstarter campaign seeking finishing funds for his buzzy Tribeca hit, telling a crowd in New York he still has archive footage to clear.
Oscar-winning actor Whoopi Goldberg (pictured) told an audience in New York she is aiming to produce a 10-part doc series about the history of black entertainment from the 1800s to present day for her next non-fiction project.
Founded in 2010, the fund provides development grants to American documentary filmmakers at the early stages, when funding is difficult to secure.
Shaw Media and NBCUniversal Canada joined the marketing for the Canadian documentary that saw a young sapling planted for every ticket sold on the opening weekend.
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