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    Here's How to Make a Career in Documentary Filmmaking

    Last week, the International Documentary Association and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted a conference for documentary filmmakers in Los Angeles appropriately titled "Getting Real." Here's what we learned.

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    Joe Berlinger on Michael Moore and The Changing Market for Documentaries

    In this guest post from director Joe Berlinger, the filmmaker responds to Michael Moore's 13 rules for documentary filmmaking and tracks the documentary form from the "Golden Age of Documentaries" through today.

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    Is Michael Moore Right About Documentary Filmmakers? Documentary Filmmakers Respond

    Michael Moore thinks documentaries need to stop lecturing so much and be more entertaining. Is he right? We reached out to a selection of documentary directors to get their responses to Moore's controversial keynote at the recent Doc Conference at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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    9 Documentary Directors Who've Made the Leap to Narrative (or Vice Versa)

    Documentary filmmakers are a special breed - and yet, despite (or maybe because of) their unique skill set, a select group has made the leap to narrative features-- including, most recently, R.J. Cutler, whose narrative feature film debut, "If I Stay," hits theaters tomorrow. In some cases, the tran...

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    Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger

    Joe Berlinger’s documentary ‘Whitey’ is so hard-hitting and compelling, you can’t take your eyes off the screen.

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    Review: True Crime Doc 'Whitey: The United States vs. James J. Bulger' Plays Like A First-Rate James Ellroy Adaptation

    There are few real life criminals alive today who possess the kind of allure and grandeur of James Joseph “Whitey” Bulger. This was a guy who, as a young thug, stoically did time in Alcatraz, and upon his release rose to power in South Boston, eventually running organized crime in the area, uninterr...

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    Making a Living as a Documentary Filmmaker Is Harder Than Ever. Here's Why.

    Making a documentary film is easier than ever. Making a living at being a documentary filmmaker is harder than ever.

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    'Paradise Lost' Director Joe Berlinger Seeks Justice for Al Jazeera America in 'The System'

    "The System," an eight-part series created and hosted by director Joe Berlinger, breaks down various ways the justice system has failed to actually execute justice. It's a show examining everything from flaws in mandatory sentencing, to the treatment of minors convicted of murder.

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