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    Werner Herzog Gets Psychedelic, Entices Stephen Colbert with Talk of Albino Alligators

    Props to the "The Colbert Report," which saw fit to interview Werner Herzog (!) as he promotes the release of "Cave of Forgotten Dreams." Although he resisted Colbert's suggestion to describe the film as "cave porn," Herzog provided a good match to Colbert's wit. After describing the film's postscri...

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    indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs: The British Invasion

    With Sheffield Doc/Fest taking over its new Summer berth this week, we've opted for a British take on the newest indieWIRE at Hulu Docs, iW's regular curation of Hulu's Documentaries page. For this edition, we're spotlighting a handful of British made or British focused non-fiction films available o...

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    As Tax Court Suggests Documentaries are Hobbies, Two Articles Show How Hard It Is to Turn a Profit

    While documentary filmmakers wait to find out if an Arizona tax court considers their work to be a business or a hobby,, the U.K.'s Guardian and the New York Times looked closely at some of the business models underlying nonfiction movies. Or, to put it as plainly as the Guardian's headline: "Can yo...

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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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