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    Greenfield Talks Sundance Hit 'Queen of Versailles': A Microcosm of the 1%

    Photographer Lauren Greenfield lucked out with "Queen of Versailles," her second feature documentary. Her instincts drew her to forge a connection at a 2007 party with billionaire trophy wife Jackie Siegel, one of Versace's best customers, and to follow her around with a camera. The Sundance doc was...

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    Berlinger & Sinofsky's HBO Doc 'Paradise Lost: Purgatory' on DVD August 14; Collector's Edition Trilogy Lands November 6

    Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s "Paradise Lost: Purgatory," the third of their West Memphis Three trilogy, will be released on DVD August 14 and a collector's edition of the complete HBO trilogy will be available November 6...

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    'The Imposter' Director Bart Layton Talks The Stranger Than Fiction Story & Its Subjective Nature

    The Barclay family suffered a devastating blow in 1994 when 13-year-old Nicholas disappeared without a trace. However, 1997 brought a sign of hope -- the young boy had been found in Spain. Seemingly damaged due to sexual abuse by his captors, he was ready to come home. The only problem? It wasn'...

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    Raymond Scott Back On The Big Screen

    If you grew up watching Warner Bros. cartoons, you know the music of Raymond Scott, even if his name isn’t familiar. He was an innovative musician and composer whose propulsive, syncopated piece “Powerhouse” was adopted by Warner’s music director Carl Stalling as a recurring theme in his Looney Tune...

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    Sundance Institute Names 27 Recipients of Documentary Grants; '99%,' Films from Sandi DuBowski and Amy Berg Among Recipients

    The Sundance Institute announced 27 recipients of its development, production and audience engagement documentary grants. Included in the list are: "99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film," "The Amichai Film Project" from Sandi DuBowski ("Trembling Before G-d")...

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    Updates on 'WILMINGTON ON FIRE' Black Township Massacre Documentary - Teaser Trailer, Clips & Premiere Date

    A few months ago S&A’s Cynthia Reid did an influential write-up for the new feature-length documentary project Wilmington On Fire and their efforts to raise more production funds. Due to her efforts and the hard work of the producers of the film the IndieGoGo campaign to tell the pres...

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    IDA Announces Shorts and Features for 16th Annual DocuWeeks Showcase, August 3-30

    The International Documentary Association (IDA) announces twenty-eight films for its 16th annual DocuWeeks theatrical showcase, running August 3-30 in New York (IFC Center) and Los Angeles (Laemmle NoHo 7)...

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Interview with Amy Ziering - Producer of The Invisible War

    Interview with Amy Ziering - Producer of The Invisible War

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    Review: 'Granito: How To Nail A Dictator' A Remarkable Tale About The Quest For Justice

    We're living in something of a golden era of documentary filmmaking. Whether on the big screen, and more frequently on cable -- where a plethora of specialty channels offer a variety of outlets -- documentaries can more easily reach an audience than ever before. But are they making an impact? It see...

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    Whoopi Goldberg Tells Indiewire Why She Is Using Kickstarter to Fund Her Directorial Debut

    Celebrities using Kickstarter to raise money for a venture is nothing new. "Napoleon Dynamite" star Jon Heder, author Neil Gaiman and musician Amanda Palmer have all done it. But when Academy Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg launched her own crowdfunding campaign yesterday to help fund her dir...

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