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Cannes: CoPro Foundation Launches Film Sales Outfit for Israeli Documentaries

Israel’s CoPro Foundation, the group behind Tel Aviv’s annual CoPro film and television market, is moving into film sales. The company, which will celebrate the 25th anniversary of CoPro in June this year, has set up its own film sales division to support the international distribution of Israeli titles. CoPro is launching the new company […]

Jigsaw’s EVP of Development and Production Stacey Offman to Depart

Jigsaw Productions evp of development and production Stacey Offman is leaving the company after 11 years, Jigsaw said Wednesday. During her time at The Inventor and Boom! Boom! The World vs. Boris Becker producer led by documentarian Alex Gibney, the creative executive headed up the launch of company’s television branch and played a significant role […]

‘Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me’ Team on Why They Did the Doc Now and That Ending Twist

Over the last several years, the documentary space has increasingly explored a topic that director Ursula Macfarlane and producer Alexandra Lacey say it never would have even just 10 years ago: wronged women. “This film wouldn’t have been made in this way even five years ago — certainly, not 10 years ago,” doc director Ursula […]

Hello Sunshine, Formula 1 Developing F1 Academy Docuseries (Exclusive)

The female drivers of Formula 1’s F1 Academy will get the docuseries treatment. Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine is partnering with Formula 1 on the docuseries, which will follow 15 female drivers across all 5 F1 Academy teams. “The docuseries will highlight the drama of the races, as well as the personal stories of these incredible […]

Sony Pictures Classics Lands Carlos Santana Doc

Sony Pictures Classics has landed the worldwide rights to Carlos Santana documentary Carlos. Rudy Valdez directed the doc that was financed by Imagine Documentaries and Sony Music Entertainment. Sara Bernstein, Justin Wilkes and Lizz Morhaim produced the feature, along with Leopoldo Gout, Ashley Kahn and Sam Pollard. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard executive produced for […]

Menendez Father Allegedly Assaulted Menudo Member, Peacock Docuseries Claims

Peacock’s upcoming true-crime docuseries on the infamous Menendez brothers, Lyle and Erik, includes a shocking allegation from a former member of 1980s boy band Menudo against Jose Menendez, the father of the two boys convicted of murdering their parents. The Menendez + Menudo: Boys Betrayed trailer, unveiled Tuesday, features Roy Rosselló claiming he was sexually assaulted as […]

‘Blue Whales: Return of the Giants’ Trailer Gives an In-Depth Look at the World’s Biggest Animals — With Help From Andy Serkis (Exclusive)

Andy Serkis narrates the trailer for Blue Whales: Return of the Giants, a documentary that details the inspirational story of the world’s biggest animals and their journey to recovery. The film follows two scientific expeditions: one is a high-risk mission in search of a missing population of blue whales that haven’t been seen in 50 […]

Eli Roth Wants to Make His Shark Slaughter Doc ‘Fin’ a “Totally Obsolete Movie”

This story is part of The Hollywood Reporter’s 2023 Sustainability Issue (click here to read more). Director Eli Roth entered the documentary feature world in 2021 when he helmed and starred in Fin, an advocacy title about the forces driving the global trade in shark fins and other products derived from the increasingly threatened animals. […]

10 Eerie Documentaries About the Wonders of Planet Earth

This story is part of The Hollywood Reporter’s 2023 Sustainability Issue (click here to read more). We’re currently living in a golden age of panic-inducing eco-documentaries gushing facts and statistics at us about how humans are killing the planet. These didactic films are vital for grounding us in the sobering truths of climate change and […]

Netflix Expands Finance Programming With ‘How to Get Rich’ (Exclusive)

Between rising interest rates, failing banks, a crypto winter and a stock market that is vacillating between bullish and bearish on a seemingly daily basis, money is on almost everyone’s mind these days. Enter Netflix, which will release a new unscripted series next month seemingly made for this moment, taking a Marie Kondo approach to […]

Fremantle Launches High-End Documentary Label Undeniable

Super indie Fremantle has unveiled plans to further expand into the documentary space with the launch of a new label, Undeniable, focused on the production of premium feature documentaries and series. Mandy Chang, Fremantle’s Global Head of Documentaries, announced the move at documentary festival CPH:DOX in Copenhagen on Tuesday. The new label will sit within […]

Adnan Syed Doc Director Amy Berg Signs First-Look Deal With Fremantle

Fremantle has signed an exclusive first-look deal with Amy Berg, director of the 2019 docuseries The Case Against Adnan Syed on HBO. The agreement will see Berg’s Disarming Films jointly develop a slate of documentaries with Fremantle’s global head of documentaries Mandy Chang. “We’re delighted to be joining forces with the incredibly talented team at Fremantle. Led […]