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Chris Hemsworth Inks First-Look Deal With National Geographic

Chris Hemsworth is formalizing his relationship with National Geographic. The Thor: Love and Thunder star and his producing partner, Ben Grayson, have signed a first-look deal with Nat Geo via their newly formed production company, Wild State. The pair have already worked with National Geographic on the special Shark Beach With Chris Hemsworth and the […]

Venice: National Geographic Takes ‘Bobi Wine’ Worldwide

National Geographic Documentary Films has snatched up the Venice 2022 festival documentary Bobi Wine: Ghetto President and will take the film out worldwide. The documentary, from directors Christopher Sharp and Moses Bwayo, follows the career and life of Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Afrobeats pop star Bobi Wine, who is using his fame — and […]

Pamela Levine to Head Marketing for Disney Branded TV, Nat Geo

Pamela Levine is returning to entertainment. The former 20th Century Fox Film and HBO exec has been tapped to head marketing for Disney Branded Television and National Geographic, reporting to both Ayo Davis and Courteney Monroe. In her new role, Levine will lead an integrated marketing division across brand and creative, strategy, PR, media planning, […]

Disney’s National Geographic Hires Nathan Lump as Editor in Chief

National Geographic, the 134 year-old media brand now controlled by The Walt Disney Co., has found a new editor in chief. Veteran journalist Nathan Lump will lead the media company’s editorial efforts beginning next month, Nat Geo said Thursday. Lump will report to David Miller, executive vp and GM of Nat Geo Media. He was […]

Neon, Nat Geo to Release Sundance Opener ‘Fire of Love’

Neon has pacted with National Geographic Documentary Films to release the documentary Fire of Love out of the Sundance Film Festival. The immersive doc, which premiered in the U.S. doc competition section, tells the story of eccentric French scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft as they captured the spectacular imagery of volcanoes and died in a […]

Disney’s Next Streaming Deal Brings National Geographic and Disney+ Closer Together (Exclusive)

There aren’t many subscription offerings that combine a 134-year-old print magazine brand with a 3-year-old streaming video service, but National Geographic and The Walt Disney Co. are giving it a try. National Geographic, which counts Disney as its majority owner, is launching a new subscription deal that combines a Nat Geo digital membership, print issues […]

Ron Howard’s ‘We Feed People’: Film Review | SXSW 2022

The director documents José Andrés' journey from acclaimed culinary superstar to globe-trotting humanitarian.

Will Smith to Go ‘Pole to Pole’ for National Geographic

Will Smith will embark on another adventure with National Geographic. The actor and producer will star in and executive produce a series titled Pole to Pole, which will stream on Disney+ as part of the Nat Geo hub. As the title implies, the show will follow Smith and his film crew as they go on […]

‘Torn’: Film Review | Telluride 2021

Max Lowe, the son of renowned mountaineer Alex Lowe, who died in a 1999 avalanche in the Himalayas, examines the impact of his father's life and death on his very unusual blended family.

‘Fauci’: Film Review | Telluride 2021

Directors John Hoffman and Janet Tobias began following Anthony Fauci early in the COVID-19 pandemic, and their National Geographic documentary juxtaposes these past 18 months with the early days of the fight against AIDS.

‘Secrets of the Whales’ Director Talks Peaceful Approach to Filming the Sea Creatures

The National Geographic/Disney+ series Secrets of the Whales — which features extraordinary cinematography and commentary, including some from executive producer James Cameron — earned Emmy nominations for documentary or nonfiction series, narrator (Sigourney Weaver) and cinematography for an episode that focuses on the sperm whale, the largest of the toothed whales, immortalized in Herman Melville’s […]

On the Set of ‘Genius: Aretha’: How the Anthology Series Brings the Queen of Soul’s Musical Artistry to Screen

“We serve the queen. We don’t serve ourselves,” showrunner Suzan-Lori Parks told The Hollywood Reporter during a January 2020 visit to the Genius: Aretha set in metro Atlanta. But just two months later, production would come to a standstill because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Before shooting resumed in September 2020 to complete the remaining three […]