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    HBO Takes Rights To Cameron Crowe's Elton John Doc

    HBO Documentary Films has acquired the domestic TV rights to Cameron Crowe's doc "The Union," which chronicles the collaboration between Elton John and Leon Russell. The film opened the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year.

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    indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs: Portrait Gallery

    While Cannes traditionally doesn't put much of an emphasis on documentary programming, Eric Kohn's review of Jonathan Caouette's portrait, "Walk Away Renée" inspired this week's indieWIRE at Hulu Docs, iW's regular curation of Hulu's Documentaries page. For this edition, we're looking at a few notab...

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    Oprah's Doc Club Kicks Off: Oprah Does for "Becoming Chaz" What She Did for Books?

    At this year's Sundance Film Festival, Oprah Winfrey made a surprise appearance with Rosie O'Donnell, the Oprah Doc Club curator, to announce that it was her intention to do for documentaries what she did for books. Last night, the Oprah Winfrey Network debuted the first in their (for n...

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    IndiePix To Bring Bhopal Disaster Doc to U.S./Canadian Theaters

    Following an Indian Supreme Court decision regarding the fate of several managers and supervisors who were arrested following the 1984 Bhopal gas leak disaster at Union Carbide, IndiePix has announced that they have acquired the U.S./Canadian distribution rights to Van Maximilian Carlson's doc about...

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    "Family Portrait," "Dragonslayer" Top Hot Docs Winners

    The 2011 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival announced its winners this evening at the Windsor Arms Hotel in Toronto. In a ceremony hosted by CBC Radio One's Jian Ghomeshi, 9 awards and over $72,000 in cash prizes were presented to Canadian and international filmmakers. Julia Ivano...

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    Dispatch from Toronto | Hot Docs '11: Winning Pitches at the Hot Docs Forum

    Over the past two days, over 120 funders, commissioning editors, and broadcasters from around the world gathered in Toronto to consider 28 pitches for new documentary projects as part of the Hot Docs Forum, the documentary festival's international co-financing market. Part performative thea...

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    Lies, Goons and Eco-Destruction: New Doc Shows Life Under Donald Trump

    Need another reason to hate Donald Trump? Welcome to the documentary "You've Been Trumped." [This feature orignally ran during HotDocs 2011, where the film world premiered. It comes out in select theaters this Friday.]

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    Hot Docs Brings It All Home: 8 Documentaries You Should See

    The 18th annual Hot Docs is an embarrassment of riches for documentary fans. Running April 28-May 8, it's virtually impossible to catch a screening of every film one would like to see. Spotlighting more than 200 Canadian and international documentaries for Toronto audiences, the festival makes for a...

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    indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs: Flashback to Hot Docs

    The latest edition of Hot Docs, the largest documentary film festival in North America, starts today and runs through May 8 in Toronto. For the latest indieWIRE at Hulu Docs - iW's regular curation of Hulu's Documentaries page - we're taking a look at a number of films that screened at the event in ...

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    Meet the 2011 Tribeca Filmmakers | "Give Up Tomorrow" Director Michael Collins

    In 1997, 19-year-old culinary student Paco Larrañaga was arrested for the kidnap, rape, and murder of two sisters on the provincial island of Cebu in the Philippines. Despite demonstrable evidence of his innocence, including 40 eye-witnesses and photographs placing him hundreds of miles from the sce...

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