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HBO Lands Elon Musk Doc From Alex Gibney

Musk, Alex Gibney’s doc about the tech giant Elon Musk, has landed at HBO Documentary Films in North America. Musk has been described as a “definitive and unvarnished examination” of the controversial and headline-making CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and Twitter. (When the doc was first announced, in characteristic fashion, Musk made a comment on Twitter, […]

Neon Lands George Orwell Doc From Raoul Peck, Alex Gibney

Neon has landed the North American rights to Orwell, the Raoul Peck- directed doc about the 1984 author. The doc, which has the cooperation of the Orwell Estate and is currently in production, will tell the story of the English novelist who is known for his satirical and outright critiques of authoritarianism as seen in […]

Alex Gibney Working on Elon Musk Documentary

Elon Musk is getting the Alex Gibney treatment. Gibney, who has tackled Scientology, Wikileaks and Russian president Vladimir Putin, announced Monday that tech entrepreneur and multi-billionaire Elon Musk is the focus of his latest work. Titled Musk, the feature project already months into making is described as a “definitive and unvarnished examination” of the controversial […]

‘Boom! Boom! The World vs. Boris Becker’ Review: Alex Gibney’s Tennis Doc Is for Fans Only

The documentarian tracks the tennis legend's rise and fall in a two-part Apple TV+ docuseries premiering at the Berlin Film Festival.

Alex Gibney on the State of Investigative Documentaries and the Stories That Are Currently “Difficult to Get Made” 

With an Academy Award under his belt and a production company that routinely works with top distributors, Alex Gibney is one of the privileged few name brands in documentary film. After helming a long list of films and series focused on corporate and institutional malfeasance and public figures’ moral ambiguities (The Trials of Henry Kissinger, […]

Inside the Documentary Cash Grab

At first, director Alex Gibney wholeheartedly embraced the influx of energy — and money — the streamers have increasingly pumped into the documentary space over the past decade. Selling to the growing platforms eager to bulk up their content libraries struck the Oscar-winning director of Taxi to the Dark Side and Going Clear: Scientology and […]

Nearly 400 Directors Sign Statement of Solidarity With Showrunners on Abortion Access Demands

Nearly 400 directors have signed a statement of solidarity with the showrunners’ letter demanding abortion protections from networks, studios and streamers a week and a half ago. There are now nearly 1,500 writers and directors presenting a united front in asking Hollywood’s employers to help provide abortion access in states where it is now illegal. […]

HBO’s ‘The Forever Prisoner’: TV Review

Prolific documentarian Alex Gibney returns to some of the themes of his Oscar-winning 'Taxi to the Dark Side' for this feature about the interrogation and ongoing detaining of Abu Zubaydah.

Alex Gibney to Direct Viggo Mortensen, Caleb Landry Jones in Vietnam War Thriller ‘Two Wolves’

Oscar-winning doc-maker Alex Gibney is making further strides into the narrative world and has recruited Viggo Mortensen and Caleb Landry Jones to star in his upcoming thriller, Two Wolves. Altitude is producing the feature, from two-time Oscar winner Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything, The Darkest Hour, Bohemian Rhapsody), which is set to tell the […]

Diane Weyermann, ‘Inconvenient Truth’ Producer and Participant Veteran, Dies at 66

Diane Weyermann, the passionate Participant executive and driving force behind such resonant documentaries as the Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth, Citizenfour and American Factory, has died. She was 66. Weyermann died Thursday in New York after a battle with cancer, Participant announced. Weyermann exited the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program to join Participant in 2005, soon […]

Alex Gibney on Why He Takes on the Opioid Crisis in ‘The Crime of the Century’ Documentary

Premiering mere months after the October release of his COVID-19 documentary Totally Under Control, Alex Gibney’s The Crime of the Century takes a close look at the opioid crisis in America. Here, Gibney tells THR why the epidemic deserves our attention. Why did you first get interested in the opioid crisis? There was a sense […]

Alex Gibney Talks New Opioid Crisis Doc and Dangers of a “System That’s Enthralled With Money”

One of the final shots of The Crime of the Century, the new two-part documentary series on America’s opioid crisis helmed by Alex Gibney, depicts a graveyard with a view of Purdue Pharma’s headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. It’s a compact visual metaphor for one of the film’s main arguments: that by aggressively working to expand […]