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'James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge 3D' Diving Into Theaters This Summer

DisruptiveLA has scooped up stateside rights to the documentary "James Cameron's Deep Sea Challenge 3D," following the "Avatar" director's lifelong dream of becoming an explorer. As in his films, Cameron does nothing in small measure -- this doc captures him making history by becoming the first person to travel solo to the deepest point of the ocean (and planet).
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 6, 2014 12:01 PM
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Must-See E.R. Doc 'Code Black' Hits NY and LA (TRAILER)

A buzzy title that scooped up the Best Documentary prize at both last year’s Los Angeles and Hamptons International film fests, “Code Black” hit New York’s IFC Center on June 20 and opens Los Angeles's Landmark Theatre on June 27. Watch the trailer for this intense doctor's eye view of our medical system in crisis below.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 1, 2014 5:53 PM
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Busy Amy Berg's Janis Joplin Doc to Be Shopped at Cannes

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg has a lot going on these days. Not only did her first narrative feature, "Every Secret Thing" (with a screenplay by Nicole Holofcener), just premiere at Tribeca (where it was, unfortunately, panned by critic John Anderson for Indiewire), she also has a documentary in the works tracking sex abuse within the film industry, notably focusing on the still unraveling Bryan Singer case.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 1, 2014 2:01 PM
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Alex Gibney Is the Guggenheim Honoree for AFI DOCS 2014

The American Film Institute’s documentary festival, AFI DOCS, will honor Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side”) as its 2014 Charles Guggenheim honoree during the fest’s 12th edition, running June 18-22 in Washington, DC and Silver Spring, Maryland.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 1, 2014 11:00 AM
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Morgan Spurlock Inks One-of-a-Kind Deal with Associated Press, Partners with Virgil and Abramorama UPDATED

When you've got a brand, use it. Morgan Spurlock has made himself a name in documentaries. He's one of those prolific larger-than-life personalities who knows how to work the systems, and his indie production company Warrior Poets has now sealed a one-of-a-kind deal with Associated Press.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 29, 2014 4:47 PM
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Tribeca Review: In Powerful Doc 'Virunga,' Gorillas Caught in the Crosshairs of Corporate Greed

If corporations are people, my friends, they’re the kind of people who make great movie villains. Especially in “Virunga.” Which unfortunately isn’t a fiction.
  • By John Anderson
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  • April 24, 2014 3:12 PM
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As Tribeca Kicks Off, 'A Brony Tale' Leads Some Must-See Docs

“The business of the business is so crazy and complicated that we forget why we’re doing what we’re doing,” said veteran producer Paula Weinstein (“Analyze This,” “The Perfect Storm,” “The Company Men,” “The Astronaut Farmer”), now in her third month as a VP at Tribeca Enterprises. “Now, I’m reminded everyday why we’re doing what we’re doing.”
  • By John Anderson
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  • April 16, 2014 4:46 PM
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Davis Guggenheim's Malala Yousafzai Documentary Gets Backing from Participant Media

Participant Media has come aboard Davis Guggenheim's documentary on Pakistani student activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived a brutal assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 9, 2014 4:45 PM
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Here Are the Three Winners of San Francisco Film Society's 2014 Documentary Film Fund Awards

The San Francisco Film Society has revealed the three winners of its 2014 SFFS Documentary Film Fund awards, which total more than $75,000 and support feature-length documentaries in post-production.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 9, 2014 3:22 PM
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HBO Films Acquires Post-9/11 Terrorism Doc 'The Newburgh Sting'

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  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 3, 2014 11:37 AM
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