Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Manhattan Borough President Scott M.
Stringer, Commissioner Kate Levin, Councilwoman Margaret Chin and Gal
Brewer were also in attendance.
The state of the art venue is an important addition to a city known for its documentary filmmaking. The theater will be constructed on the ground floor of DCTV's current firehouse space and is expected to open in early 2015. DCTV co-founder Jon Alpert stated, "For people who love docs, this is their home. This theater is a place that celebrates their work."
DCTV also announced they will be forming an advisory council whose founding members will include: Michael Moore, Alex Gibney, Morgan Spurlock, Matthew O'Neil, Brooke Adams, James Gandolfini, Emmy nominated producer Daniel J. Chalfen, Abigal Disney, Emmy-winning Ellen Goosenberg, Oscar-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple, Caitrin McKiernan, HBO Doc's President Sheila Nevins, Academy Award Nominee Sam Pollard and Oscar-winners Alan and Susan Raymond.