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    Fall Specialty Box Office Takes Off with Docs '20,000 Days,' 'Pump' and 'Art and Craft'

    The fall rush of new films began in earnest this weekend. But the initial results will give the specialized industry players pause. The more anticipated potential crossover films, including "The Guest," "Hector and the Search for Happiness," "Tusk," "Tracks" and "Keep On Keepin' On" did not open str...

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    Attention, Documentary Fans: Cinedigm Has Launched a Free Docurama App

    Want to watch documentaries? There's a new app for that!

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    Morgan Spurlock & Paul Allen Tap Auteurs for Short Film Series 'We the Economy'

    Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock and executive producer Paul G. Allen have announced the lineup of directors behind their upcoming film series "We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can't Miss."

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    How to Measure Your Documentary's Impact & Make It Count

    Ryan Harrington, vice president of artist programs at the Tribeca Film Institute, moderated a panel with experts of the documentary film industry to talk about the basics and strategies behind gaining and measuring the impact factor. Here are our takeaways.

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    POV Digital Launches Six Interactive Documentary Shorts

    POV continues to push the limits of documentary filmmaking - this time, with six interactive shorts that tackle social issues around the world.

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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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    Toronto: HBO Documentary Films Grabs Nick Broomfield's 'Tales of the Grim Sleeper'

    HBO Documentary Films has acquired US rights to vet Nick Broomfield's chilling true crime document "Tales of the Grim Sleeper" out of Toronto.

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    Netflix Commits to First Original Docu-Series, David Gelb's 'Chef's Table'

    We've recently written about how Netflix is diving deeper into documentaries with acquisitions of issue-driven documentaries such as "Virunga." As a further sign of their commitment to the genre, the streaming service will debut its first docu-series, "Chef's Table," a six-part series from the direc...

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    Watch: 'Hoop Dreams' and 'Thin Blue Line' Headline SundanceNow Doc Club's 'Documentary Essentials'

    A newly remastered HD version of "Hoop Dreams" is one of seven documentary titles that make up SundanceNow Doc Club's September collection.

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