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    Kino Lorber Acquires Jyllian Gunther's 'The New Public'

    Kino Lorber has acquired all U.S. and Canadian rights to "The New Public," Jyllian Gunther's documentary about the challenges teachers face. The film, which premiered at the Hamptons Film Festival in 2012, was recently featured in an Op-Ed article in "The New York Times."

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    SeaWorld Goes on Defensive, Again, Taking Out Full Page Ads to Defend Itself Against 'Blackfish'

    The Oscar-shortlisted "Blackfish," the directorial debut of Gabriela Cowperthwaite that debuted at this year's Sundance Film Festival, has provoked a strong response since its theatrical release and widely watched CNN broadcast.

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    Oscar Winner Deborah Shaffer Statement on Oscar Docu Short List Omissions

    Deborah is a dear friend, family and business, for many years.She is a lifelong dedicated documentary filmmaker, one of our best. Her docu Oscar and Emmy awards attest to the talent and dedication.Recently she has been discussing with me what she feels are the current shortcomings in this year's nom...

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    Best Women Directed Documentaries of 2013

    This year saw the release of many wonderful docs, but five stood out to us as deserving of extra praise.

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    WATCH: Trailer for Doc 'Finding Vivian Maier,' on Mysterious Double Life of One of the 20th Century's Great Photographers

    A first trailer has arrived for John Maloof and Charlie Siskel's doc "Finding Vivian Maier," which centers on the great 20th century photographer's double life. Working as a nanny, Maier secretly took more than 100,000 photographs which she kept hidden in storage lockers, to be discovered decades la...

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    Cara Mertes, Head of Ford Foundation's JustFilms, Explains Why Thinking about Impact Will Make Your Doc Better. Yes, Really!

    "The question of impact is not driven by measurement and outcomes. The world that I now live in and work in is populated by people who want to make a difference in the world."

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    Crosspost: Heroines of Cinema: An A to Z of Women in Film in 2013

    A mere sample of the films worth seeing, the talents worth tracking, the prejudices worth fighting, and the debates worth having if you care about women and their role in this simultaneously depressing and inspiring industry.

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    Doc Filmmakers: You Don't Need to Premiere at Sundance to Win an Oscar, But Most Nominees Debuted There

    The changes in the Academy's documentary rules may have made it easier for the year's top documentaries to get some recognition come Oscar time. (Before, the small group of nominators were accused of having taste that seemed not to correspond with generally agreed upon quality and popularity.) So ...

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    Short Doc 'Mr. Christmas' Will Light Up Your Holiday Spirit

    'Tis the season for holiday movies, and to start it off right, check out something new with the short documentary "Mr. Christmas," by director and screenwriter Nick Palmer. After making the festival circuit last year, with appearances at Silver Docs, Hot Docs, L.A. Film Festival, and winning awards ...

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