Articles Tagged ‘Kartemquin Films’
Though the U.S. Copyright Office renewed a legal exemption allowing doc-makers to rip footage from DVDs, the issue of ‘fair use’ in documentary remains a contentious one. Here, realscreen talks to advocates and rights holders to explore the issue. (Pictured: Room 237)
CNN Films, the feature doc arm of news giant CNN Worldwide, has picked up the forthcoming doc on U.S. film critic Roger Ebert, directed by Steve James (pictured, left) and backed by Martin Scorsese (right).
The U.S. Copyright Office renewed a fair use exemption that allows doc makers to rip footage from DVDs and streaming video to use in their work until 2015, but did not extend the exemption to Blu-ray discs.
The International Documentary Association and the Sundance and Tribeca Film Institutes are among nearly 30 organizations calling for the release of missing Syrian filmmaker Owra Nyrabia (pictured).
The city of Chicago has given anti-violence group CeaseFire a US$1 million grant to help police reduce conflict in the town, after Mayor Rahm Emanuel saw Steve James’s doc The Interrupters (pictured), which profiled the organization.
The long-running doc strands will begin airing on Monday nights at 10 p.m. when the next season of ‘Independent Lens’ premieres on October 29. With the new time slot, PBS programmers are seeking to remedy a controversial schedule change that resulted in ratings dropping and prompted a backlash from indie filmmakers.
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