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The Creative Coalition Awards $220,000 in Grants to Filmmakers Photo The Creative Coalition Awards $220,000 in Grants to Filmmakers
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2021

Jenrette will share the story of a young Black girl who goes on a journey to combat obesity and free herself from her family’s “big boned” label. Kessler will explore obesity in comedy and speak to some of today’s biggest comedians about the weight of being overweight.

Apple Orders THE SUPERMODELS Documentary Photo Apple Orders THE SUPERMODELS Documentary
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2020

Apple TV+ has ordered 'The Supermodels,' an unparalleled event docuseries that will feature exclusive access to and interviews with Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington.

DESERT ONE'S Barbara Kopple, RBG's Julie Cohen & BUOYANCY'S Rodd Rathjen Up Next On T Photo DESERT ONE'S Barbara Kopple, RBG's Julie Cohen & BUOYANCY'S Rodd Rathjen Up Next On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020

Two-Time Academy Award Winning Director Barbara Kopple, Producers Eric Forman & David Cassidy, Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard 'Taco' Sanchez and John Limbert, Diplomat and one of the Iran Hostages are Tom Needham's guests on THE SOUNDS OF FILM. They will be speaking about Kopple's amazing new documentary DESERT ONE. Also on the program are RBG director, Julie Cohen, and BUOYANCY director, Rodd Rathjen.

Barbara Kopple's DESERT ONE Documentary Opens Tomorrow Photo Barbara Kopple's DESERT ONE Documentary Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2020

40 years later, one of the most daring military rescue attempts in US history is coming to the big screen. Greenwich Entertainment will release the acclaimed documentary feature “Desert One” from two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple (“Harlan County USA” and “American Dream”) on Friday, August 21.

TIFF Announces Industry Offerings and New Slate of Festival Ambassadors Photo TIFF Announces Industry Offerings and New Slate of Festival Ambassadors
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2020

TIFF announced today the new digital look of its Industry structure and programmes at the 2020 Festival. All Industry engagement and opportunities will be online, including business and talent development and its Industry Conference, taking place September 10–15. 

Ricki Lake and SICK SCHOOL Director Share Shocking Cancer Stories On Tom Needham's SO Photo Ricki Lake and SICK SCHOOL Director Share Shocking Cancer Stories On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020

The director of SICK SCHOOL, Keif Roberts, and Ricki Lake, the producer of WEED THE PEOPLE, are Tom Needham's exclusive guests this Thursday on WUSB's THE SOUNDS OF FILM.

MARRIAGE STORY Wins Big at the Gotham Awards - See Full List of Winners! Photo MARRIAGE STORY Wins Big at the Gotham Awards - See Full List of Winners!
by TV News Desk - Dec 3, 2019

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) tonight announced the winners of the 29th Annual IFP Gotham Awards at a ceremony held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. 

DOC NYC Announces Full Lineup for 10th Edition Photo DOC NYC Announces Full Lineup for 10th Edition
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2019

 DOC NYC, America's largest documentary festival, announced the full lineup for its expanded tenth anniversary edition, running November 6-15 at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village and Chelsea's SVA Theatre and Cinépolis Chelsea. The 2019 festival includes 136 feature-length documentaries among over 300 films and events overall, making this landmark year DOC NYC's biggest edition yet. Included are 28 world premieres 27 US or North American premieres and 59 NYC premieres, with more than 500 doc makers and special guests expected in person to present their films or participate on panels. 

Boston International Kids Film Festival Returns for the Seventh Year Photo Boston International Kids Film Festival Returns for the Seventh Year
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2019

The Boston International Kids Film Festival (BIKFF)  is back with more than 80 films -- both professionally and student-made -- ALL for kids. This year's selections feature a number of award-winning films including a documentary about Syrian and Iraqi refugees experiencing summer camp for the first time, a call to action from a group of school children in Brooklyn trying to eliminate microplastics polluting our environment, and a look back at the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosion and how families and small businesses are still trying to recover. The festival will take place at the Capitol Theatre in Arlington, the Somerville Theatre, and Lesley University College of Art and Design on November 15th - 17th. All screenings are open to the public and tickets can be purchased at bikff.org.

SCANDALOUS Director Mark Landsman Talks NATIONAL ENQUIRER Movie On Tom Needham's SOUN Photo SCANDALOUS Director Mark Landsman Talks NATIONAL ENQUIRER Movie On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019

The director of SCANDALOUS: THE UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER, Mark Landsman, and Paul Mills, the composer of the new feature film OVERCOMER, are Tom Needham's special guests this Thursday at 6 pm on WUSB's THE SOUNDS OF FILM.

Ayn Rand's Influence On Culture, Business & Politics is Explored On Tom Needham's SOU Photo Ayn Rand's Influence On Culture, Business & Politics is Explored On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2019

Yaron Brook, the chairman of the board of the Ayn Rand Institute, is Tom Needham's exclusive guest this Thursday at 6 pm on WUSB's THE SOUNDS OF FILM. Dr. Brook is co-author, with Don Watkins, of In Pursuit of Wealth, Equal Is Unfair and of the national best-seller Free Market Revolution. He is also the host of The Yaron Brook Show on BlogTalk Radio. He is in New York City this week in order to attend the Ayn Rand Institute's 2019 Gala.

TIFF Announces Documentary Lineup, Featuring THE CAVE,​ ​AND WE GO GREEN​, ​D Photo TIFF Announces Documentary Lineup, Featuring THE CAVE,​ ​AND WE GO GREEN​, ​DADS
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2019

The Toronto International Film Festival​®​ documentary programme reveals its lineup of 25 non-fiction works, including 18 World Premieres with representation from 18 countries. The films cover many high-profile figures, both famous and infamous — including Truman Capote, Merce Cunningham, Ron Howard, Bikram Choudhury, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and Imelda Marcos — and a broad range of themes, including artistic achievement, the power of journalism, immigration, global politics, and resistance against corrupt leaders. Three films use sports as a framework to look at environmentalism, capitalism, and racism.

TOM NEEDHAM'S SOUNDS OF FILM Features D.A. Pennebaker Tribute & FOR SAMA'S Nainita De Photo TOM NEEDHAM'S SOUNDS OF FILM Features D.A. Pennebaker Tribute & FOR SAMA'S Nainita Desai
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019

THE SOUNDS OF FILM will feature Tom Needham's tribute to the late D.A. Pennebaker and a conversation with FOR SAMA composer, Nainita Desai, this Thursday at 6 pm EST on WUSB.

Cannes Film Festival Winning Directors Of FOR SAMA Join Tom Needham On SOUNDS OF FILM Photo Cannes Film Festival Winning Directors Of FOR SAMA Join Tom Needham On SOUNDS OF FILM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2019

Waad Al-Kateab & Edward Watts, the directors of the documentary FOR SAMA, winner of the award for Best Documentary at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and at SXSW, will be Tom Needham's exclusive guests this Thursday at 6 pm on WUSB's THE SOUNDS OF FILM.

Filmmaker John Potash Talks The CIA's War on Musicians and Activists on Tom Needham's Photo Filmmaker John Potash Talks The CIA's War on Musicians and Activists on Tom Needham's THE SOUNDS OF FILM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2019

YouTube Heats Up Summer Programming With Full Slate of Free Series and Specials Photo YouTube Heats Up Summer Programming With Full Slate of Free Series and Specials
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019

Following YouTube's huge Brandcast presentation and news that all of its YouTube Originals will be free, YouTube Originals kicks off summer with an exciting slate of new and returning original series and specials to keep viewers engaged after the successful Cobra Kai season 2 launch.

YouTube Originals Announces Pride Slate, Plus New Trailer For STATE OF PRIDE Photo YouTube Originals Announces Pride Slate, Plus New Trailer For STATE OF PRIDE
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019

Following the recent announcement that all of its YouTube Originals will be free, YouTube today revealed a slate of Pride related Originals for fans around the world to enjoy during Pride month.

Bill Posley & Director Oren Rudavsky To Be Guests On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM Photo Bill Posley & Director Oren Rudavsky To Be Guests On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

Bill Posley and director Oren Rudavsky are Tom Needham's featured guests this Thursday on WUSB's THE SOUNDS OF FILM.

A PRIVATE WAR, THE FAVOURITE Among Lineup for The Athena Film Festival Photo A PRIVATE WAR, THE FAVOURITE Among Lineup for The Athena Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

The Athena Film Festival (AFF) at Barnard College announced today its film slate, including opening night, closing night, and centerpiece films, as well as additional programming for the 2019 festival. The ninth annual festival, co-founded by the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College and Women and Hollywood, will take place February 28 to March 3, 2019, at Barnard College in New York City. AFF showcases films, television and content that tell the extraordinary stories of fierce and fearless female leaders from all walks of life. Stories of ambition, courage, and resilience amplify the voices of strong, bold women, curating a public discourse on gender equality, and changing the cultural conventions surrounding leadership.

Two Time Academy Award Winner Barbara Kopple's A MURDER IN MANSFIELD To Premiere On I Photo Two Time Academy Award Winner Barbara Kopple's A MURDER IN MANSFIELD To Premiere On Investigation Discovery
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Two-time Oscar®-winning director Barbara Kopple has partnered with America's leading true-crime network, Investigation Discovery (ID) to explore the legacy of the notorious 1989 murder of Noreen Boyle in Mansfield, Ohio in the new documentary, A MURDER IN MANSFIELD. The film chronicles Noreen's son Collier's journey for answers and peace in the aftermath of his mother's death nearly three decades ago. A MURDER IN MANSFIELD will have its national television debut exclusively on Investigation Discovery on November 17, 2018 at 9 pm.

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