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HBO to Debut Documentary on Legendary Gospel Singer Mavis Staples, 2/29HBO to Debut Documentary on Legendary Gospel Singer Mavis Staples, 2/29
by TV News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Celebrating the extraordinary gospel and soul music legend and civil rights icon, who rose to fame as lead singer of the legendary family group The Staple Singers, MAVIS! debuts MONDAY FEB. 29 (9:00-10:25 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Jessica Edwards directs the first feature documentary about this enduring performer. (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary HOMEGROWN: THE COUNTER-TERROR DILEMMA, 2/8HBO to Debut Documentary HOMEGROWN: THE COUNTER-TERROR DILEMMA, 2/8
by TV News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

HOMEGROWN: THE COUNTER-TERROR DILEMMA is a gripping insider's account of the homegrown terrorist threat in America, told from the perspectives of those who helped construct our counter-terrorism machine – (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary NOTHING LEFT UNSAID: GLORIA VANDERBILT & ANDERSON COOPER, 4/9HBO to Debut Documentary NOTHING LEFT UNSAID: GLORIA VANDERBILT & ANDERSON COOPER, 4/9
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Born into one of the wealthiest and best-known families in American history, Gloria Vanderbilt has lived in the public eye for more than 90 years, unapologetically pursuing love, family and career, experiencing extreme tragedy and tremendous success side by side. (more...)

Documentary ROCK AND A HARD PLACE to Debut Exclusively On HBO This MayDocumentary ROCK AND A HARD PLACE to Debut Exclusively On HBO This May
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

ROCK AND A HARD PLACE, an unprecedented look inside a youth prison boot camp, will debut in May, exclusively on HBO. The powerful documentary is produced for HBO by Seven Bucks Productions, co-founded by Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia, and 44 Blue Productions. (more...)

HBO Acquires Rights to Documentary JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY, Debuting 2/6HBO Acquires Rights to Documentary JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY, Debuting 2/6
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

HBO Documentary Films has acquired the U.S. TV rights to Brian Oakes' powerful documentary JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY, about the life, death and legacy of journalist James Foley, who was murdered by ISIS in 2014, it was announced today. (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary BECOMING MIKE NICHOLS, 2/22HBO to Debut Documentary BECOMING MIKE NICHOLS, 2/22
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

With disarming candor, wry wit and sharp self-deprecation, Nichols delivered a master class on his craft in what would be his last in-depth interviews, for BECOMING MIKE NICHOLS, debuting MONDAY, FEB. 22, exclusively on HBO, following its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary HEROIN: CAPE COD, USA, 12/28HBO to Debut Documentary HEROIN: CAPE COD, USA, 12/28
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Opiate-related overdose deaths have quadrupled in the U.S. since 2001. In 2014, Massachusetts had more than 1,250 deaths from heroin overdose; today, 85% of the crimes on Cape Cod are opiate-related. (more...)

HBO to Debut MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES This AprilHBO to Debut MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES This April
by TV News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

More than 25 years later, the HBO DOCUMENTARY FILMS presentation MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES does just that, taking an unflinching, unprecedented look at his most provocative work. (more...)


by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

This unprecedented look inside the famed ballet company debuts MONDAY, DEC. 21 (9:00-10:25 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. (more...)

Glenn Close, Julie Taymor & More to Present at IFP Gotham AwardsGlenn Close, Julie Taymor & More to Present at IFP Gotham Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation's premier member organization of independent storytellers, announced today the presenters for the 25th Anniversary IFP Gotham Awards. The ten competitive awards to be presented include Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Actor, Best Actress (presenting sponsor euphoria Calvin Klein), Best Screenplay, Breakthrough Actor, the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award, the Gotham Audience Award, Breakthrough Series - Long Form, and Breakthrough Series - Short Form. In addition to the competitive awards, Gotham Award Tributes will be given to actors Helen Mirren and Robert Redford, director Todd Haynes, and producer Steve Golin. As the first major awards ceremony of the film season, the Gotham Awards provide critical early recognition and media attention to worthy independent films. (more...)


by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Every Tuesday, eager cartoonists line up outside the office of New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to show off their work. After he sifts through thousands of submissions, the magazine ends up buying and publishing about 15 each week.  (more...)

Documentary THE DIPLOMAT to Debut Exclusively on HBO, 11/2Documentary THE DIPLOMAT to Debut Exclusively on HBO, 11/2
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Ambassador Richard Holbrooke died unexpectedly from heart COMPLICATIONS on Dec. 13, 2010. Shortly afterward, his eldest son, David Holbrooke, attempted the seemingly impossible: capturing the legacy of his influential father 'to understand him better in death,' while traveling across the globe to reveal a behind-the-scenes view of U.S. foreign policy. (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO, 10/26HBO to Debut Documentary HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO, 10/26
by TV News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

Making friends. Dating. Fitting in at work. Becoming independent. These challenges can be hard for any young adult, but for those with autism, coming of age can be paralyzing. (more...)

HBO Debuts Alexandra Pelosi's Documentary SAN FRANCISCO 2.0 TonightHBO Debuts Alexandra Pelosi's Documentary SAN FRANCISCO 2.0 Tonight
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

San Francisco has long enjoyed a reputation as the counterculture capital of America, attracting bohemians, mavericks, progressives and activists. (more...)

HBO to Debut Alexandra Pelosi's Documentary SAN FRANCISCO 2.0, 9/28; Watch TrailerHBO to Debut Alexandra Pelosi's Documentary SAN FRANCISCO 2.0, 9/28; Watch Trailer
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

San Francisco has long enjoyed a reputation as the counterculture capital of America, attracting bohemians, mavericks, progressives and activists. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Jane Lynch, and More Win 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards- Complete List!Audra McDonald, Jane Lynch, and More Win 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards- Complete List!
by Sally Henry - Sep 12, 2015

THE EMMY AWARDS for Creative Arts have wrapped up, and BroadwayWorld has all the winners listed below! (more...)

J-Lo, Gloria Estefan & More Featured in HBO Documentary THE LATIN EXPLOSION: A NEW AMERICA, 11/16J-Lo, Gloria Estefan & More Featured in HBO Documentary THE LATIN EXPLOSION: A NEW AMERICA, 11/16
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

With more than 50 million Latinos now living in the United States, Latinos are taking their seat at the table as the new American power brokers in the world of entertainment, business, politics and the arts. (more...)

Tyler Perry, Ron Howard Among 2015 Director Guild's HonoreesTyler Perry, Ron Howard Among 2015 Director Guild's Honorees
by Movies News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) announced that Director/Producer Ron Howard, Teamsters Local 817 President Thomas J. O'Donnell, Director/Writer/Producer Tyler Perry, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Film Editor Thelma Schoonmaker will be honored at the 2015 DGA Honors (more...)

HBO to Debut TOE TAG PAROLE: TO LIVE AND DIE ON YARD, 8/3HBO to Debut TOE TAG PAROLE: TO LIVE AND DIE ON YARD, 8/3
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Alan and Susan Raymond (Oscar® and Emmy® winners for HBO's “I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School”) explore the reality of “the other death penalty” in TOE TAG PAROLE: TO LIVE AND DIE ON YARD A, debuting MONDAY, AUG. 3 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. (more...)

BWW Interview: Elizabeth Swados of HBO's Documentary: MY DEPRESSION (THE UP AND DOWN AND UP OF IT)BWW Interview: Elizabeth Swados of HBO's Documentary: MY DEPRESSION (THE UP AND DOWN AND UP OF IT)
by Jennifer McHugh - Jul 7, 2015

Famed Broadway writer, director and composer Elizabeth Swados has struggled with depression her whole life. In this animated musical documentary based on Swados' graphic memoir, “My Depression: A Picture Book,” she shares her experiences with this often-misunderstood condition to make a difficult and sometimes taboo topic more accessible and understandable. (more...)

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