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ESPN Films Announces Upcoming 30 FOR 30 Documentaries ESPN Films Announces Upcoming 30 FOR 30 Documentaries
by TV News Desk - September 13, 2018

The award-winning ESPN Films group continues to produce some of the best sports storytelling content in the industry, announcing today several new projects that will debut over the next few months. 30 for 30 documentaries on Junior Seau, the Mike Tyson/Buster Douglas fight and Deion Sanders headline... (more...)
The Full List of Winners from the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys The Full List of Winners from the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys
by TV News Desk - September 10, 2018

The Television Academy tonight presented the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday night honoring outstanding artistic and technical achievement in television at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The Saturday ceremony, which kicked-off the 70th Emmys, awarded many tale... (more...)
Refinery29 and TNT Announce 'Digital Forward' Release of Shatterbox Eight Female-Driven Short Films Refinery29 and TNT Announce 'Digital Forward' Release of Shatterbox Eight Female-Driven Short Films
by TV News Desk - September 06, 2018

Turner's TNT, in partnership with Refinery29, today announced the World Premiere and digital release date of season two of the Shatterbox, the film series that gives female storytellers a platform to create short films that redefine identity, imagination and storytelling through the female lens.... (more...)
PBS to Premiere Political Thriller Documentary DARK MONEY PBS to Premiere Political Thriller Documentary DARK MONEY
by TV News Desk - September 06, 2018

Your vote can be bought, but at what cost? Dark Money follows local Montana journalist John S. Adams, who is determined to uncover the truth about funding in his state's elections. The film gains insights over the course of three election cycles, as it solves an increasingly complicated and blurred ... (more...)
The Food Film Festival to Present the World Premiere of ANTHONY BOURDAIN PARTS UNKNOWN / LOWER EAST SIDE The Food Film Festival to Present the World Premiere of ANTHONY BOURDAIN PARTS UNKNOWN / LOWER EAST SIDE
by TV News Desk - August 29, 2018

The Food Film Festival returns to New York City for its 12th straight year! The five-day Festival will feature a series of events where food and film lovers get to Taste What They See on the Screen...right in their seats! At each event, guests are served the food from the films as they watch on the ... (more...)
THIS IS LIFE WITH LISA LING Season Five Premieres September 23rd on CNN THIS IS LIFE WITH LISA LING Season Five Premieres September 23rd on CNN
by TV News Desk - August 28, 2018

The critically-acclaimed CNN Original Series, This is Life with Lisa Ling, returns for its fifth season on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT, following the season 12 premiere of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown. The eight-part investigative docuseries follows award-winning journalist Lisa Ling as ... (more...)
The Tribeca TV Festival Features the Season Premieres of TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW, RAY DONOVAN, the 20th Season of LAW & ORDER The Tribeca TV Festival Features the Season Premieres of TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW, RAY DONOVAN, the 20th Season of LAW & ORDER
by TV News Desk - August 22, 2018

Calling all TV fans, the Tribeca TV Festival is back on the big screen bringing audiences together to discover new series and be the first to see favorite new season premieres. The 2nd Tribeca TV Festival will celebrate unforgettable storytellers who have shaped what 'peak TV' is today and introduce... (more...)
The Food Film Festival's Official 2018 Selections Include World Premiere of ANTHONY BOURDAIN PARTS UNKNOWN / LOWER EAST SIDE The Food Film Festival's Official 2018 Selections Include World Premiere of ANTHONY BOURDAIN PARTS UNKNOWN / LOWER EAST SIDE
by TV News Desk - August 09, 2018

The Food Film Festival returns to New York City for its 12th straight year! The five-day Festival will feature a series of events where food and film lovers get to Taste What They See on the Screen...right in their seats! At each event, guests will be served the food from the films while they watch.... (more...)
Adult Swim Orders Two New Animated Series', THE SHIVERING TRUTH and TIGTONE Adult Swim Orders Two New Animated Series', THE SHIVERING TRUTH and TIGTONE
by TV News Desk - August 08, 2018

Going all in on the medieval and surreal, Adult Swim announced today they have greenlit two new original series with different animation styles, The Shivering Truth and Tigtone.... (more...)
Duncan Jones To Direct First TV Series With Adaptation Of KILLER INTENT Duncan Jones To Direct First TV Series With Adaptation Of KILLER INTENT
by TV News Desk - August 07, 2018

Duncan Jones is to make his television series directing debut with an adaptation of the thriller novel Killer Intent, according to Deadline. Liberty Films will produce the adaptation of Tony Kent's book.... (more...)
Oxygen Media's Docu-Series UNSPEAKABLE CRIME: THE KILLING OF JESSICA CHAMBERS Premieres 9/15 Oxygen Media's Docu-Series UNSPEAKABLE CRIME: THE KILLING OF JESSICA CHAMBERS Premieres 9/15
by BWW News Desk - August 01, 2018

Oxygen Media, the network for high-quality true crime programming, takes a deep dive into the horrific December 2014 murder of Jessica Chambers, the Mississippi teen who was doused with gasoline and set on fire, in the active crime investigation docu-series“Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica ... (more...)
20th Century Fox Television's FOX Directors Lab Launches Third Edition 20th Century Fox Television's FOX Directors Lab Launches Third Edition
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2018

21CF Global Inclusion will begin its third annual Fox Directors Lab (FDL) program on the Fox Studio Lot in Los Angeles in August. FDL is a highly selective program designed to nurture experienced television directors who have diverse voices, backgrounds, and life experiences.  The goal of the progra... (more...)
National Geographic Channel Picks Up Second Season of 
ONE STRANGE ROCK National Geographic Channel Picks Up Second Season of ONE STRANGE ROCK
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2018

National Geographic Channel Picks Up Second Season of ONE STRANGE ROCK... (more...)
New on Hulu this Week: UNREAL Season 4, THIS COUNTRY, THE LAST SHIP, FIND ME IN PARIS, & More New on Hulu this Week: UNREAL Season 4, THIS COUNTRY, THE LAST SHIP, FIND ME IN PARIS, & More
by TV News Desk - July 18, 2018

Hulu is the only pay-TV service to offer live and on demand channels, original series and films, and a library of premium streaming TV shows and movies, all in one place. This includes content from the four major broadcast networks, ABC, CBS, FOXand NBC, with local live broadcast affiliate programmi... (more...)
DARK MONEY to Premiere on PBS Series POV this October DARK MONEY to Premiere on PBS Series POV this October
by TV News Desk - July 17, 2018

Your vote can be bought, but at what cost? Dark Money follows local Montana journalist John S. Adams, who is determined to uncover the truth about funding in his state's elections. The film gains insights over the course of three election cycles, as it solves an increasingly complicated and blurred ... (more...)
Saudi Cinema Spearheaded by New York Film Academy Alumni Saudi Cinema Spearheaded by New York Film Academy Alumni
by BWW News Desk - July 17, 2018

Since the reopening of cinemas in Saudi Arabia this April, what CNN calls 'Saudi cinema's new dawn' has been spearheaded by many alumni, students, and collaborators of the New York Film Academy (NYFA).... (more...)
Lifetime's UNREAL Fourth and Final Season Now Available for Streaming on Hulu Lifetime's UNREAL Fourth and Final Season Now Available for Streaming on Hulu
by TV News Desk - July 16, 2018

The fourth and final season of Lifetime's UnReal is now available for streaming in its entirety on Hulu. As part of a new deal between Hulu and A+E Studios, the final installment joins the first three seasons of the Peabody Award-winning drama series from Sarah Gertrude Shapiro and Marti Noxon. Dead... (more...)
M*A*S*H, YOU'RE THE WORST, SHARP OBJECTS, & More on Hulu This July M*A*S*H, YOU'RE THE WORST, SHARP OBJECTS, & More on Hulu This July
by TV News Desk - July 03, 2018

Hulu is the only pay-TV service to offer live and on demand channels, original series and films, and a library of premium streaming TV shows and movies, all in one place. This includes content from the four major broadcast networks, ABC, CBS, FOXand NBC, with local live broadcast affiliate programmi... (more...)
The Sacrifice Of Migrant Workers For The World Cup: THE WORKERS CUP Documentary Coming to POV on 7/9 The Sacrifice Of Migrant Workers For The World Cup: THE WORKERS CUP Documentary Coming to POV on 7/9
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2018

For football fans across the globe, all roads lead to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, now taking place in Russia. And while the thrill and excitement of the games ensue, The Workers Cup by Adam Sobel is set to premiere on the PBS documentary series POV on Monday, July 9 at 10 p.m. (check local listings), t... (more...)
Starz Launches on YouTube TV Starz Launches on YouTube TV
by BWW News Desk - June 19, 2018

Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), and YouTube today announced the launch of STARZ and STARZ ENCORE premium pay TV channels and services - including STARZ, STARZ ENCORE and STARZ ENCORE WESTERNS - on YouTube TV.... (more...)
Check Out What Is Coming And Going From HULU In July Check Out What Is Coming And Going From HULU In July
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2018

Check Out What Is Coming And Going From HULU In July... (more...)
Scott Mantz & Cecilia Peck Join the SDiFF Foundation Board of Directors Scott Mantz & Cecilia Peck Join the SDiFF Foundation Board of Directors
by TV News Desk - June 18, 2018

The San Diego Film Foundation, best known for presenting The San Diego International Film Festival (SDIFF) each October, announces dynamic additions to the San Diego Film Foundation Board of Directors and the Social Justice Advisory Board for the San Diego International Film Festival.... (more...)
CNN's THE HISTORY OF COMEDY Returns for Season Two on Sunday, July 15 CNN's THE HISTORY OF COMEDY Returns for Season Two on Sunday, July 15
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2018

CNN's THE HISTORY OF COMEDY Returns for Season Two on Sunday, July 15... (more...)
CNN Original Series THE 2000s Premieres Sunday, July 8 CNN Original Series THE 2000s Premieres Sunday, July 8
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2018

From Emmy Award-winning executive producers Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog comes The 2000s on Sunday, July 8, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The seven-part CNN Original Series explores the cultural and political milestones of the decade, including technological triumphs like the iPhone and social med... (more...)
Netflix Extends the Streaming Availability of ANTHONY BOURDAIN: PARTS UNKNOWN Netflix Extends the Streaming Availability of ANTHONY BOURDAIN: PARTS UNKNOWN
by TV News Desk - June 13, 2018

Netflix has announced that the streaming Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown will be extended on the streaming giant for months to come after the unexpected death of Mr. Bourdain. Read the statement from Netflix below:... (more...)