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Paramount+ to Exclusively Debut MTV's AFGHAN DREAMERS Documentary Film
by Michael Major - May 10, 2023

Winner of the Best Human Rights Film award at Galway Film Fleadh in Ireland and the Audience Award for Tiempo de Historia at Valladolid International Film Festival in Spain, AFGHAN DREAMERS tells the harrowing story of an all-girl robotics team from Afghanistan as they struggle to succeed in international competitions.

Industry Editor Exclusive: Who Are the 2022 Tony Nominators?
by Cara Joy David - May 8, 2022

As we focus on the Tony nominations announcement on Monday, you may be wondering – who does the nominating? This year over 50% of the announced nominators will not in fact be nominating anyone. There are now only 29 essential players in the Tony nominator pool.

Honorees Announced for 2022 Women of Vision Awards: The Future is Feminist
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022

Today, the Ms. Foundation for Women announced the honorees for the 2022 Women of Vision Awards: The Future is Feminist. The annual gala will take place at Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City on May 17, 2022.

Paramount+ to Premiere MTV Documentary Films' Award-Winning Slate
by Michael Major - Nov 15, 2021

Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, today announced it will exclusively premiere MTV Documentary Films’ award-winning slate including two feature-length documentaries, titled 'Ascension' and 'Sabaya'. four documentary shorts and one animated short. The films are Executive Produced by Sheila Nevins.

MTV Documentary Films Acquires Skye Fitzgerald's HUNGER WARD
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 23, 2021

The film, directed by Oscar® nominated and Emmy® nominated director Skye Fitzgerald, documents the devastating human cost of the on-going conflict in Yemen, which disproportionately affects children.

MTV Documentary Films to Make Doc 76 DAYS Free on Jan. 23
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 19, 2021

MTV Documentary Films announced a first-of-its-kind initiative to make the award-winning documentary 76 DAYS available for free free via virtual cinema to independent art house cinemas across North America on January 23rd, the one-year anniversary of the start of the COVID-19 lockdown in Wuhan, China. 

76 DAYS, A Vital Look at the Earliest Days of the Pandemic in Wuhan, China, Launches in Virtual Cinemas on Dec. 4
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 3, 2020

MTV Documentary Films is pleased to announce the release of 76 DAYS, a raw and emotional look at the struggles of the people of Wuhan, China

Showtime Documentary Films Announces Premiere of AMERICAN SELFIE
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 8, 2020

Showtime Documentary Films announced today it will premiere acclaimed filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi’s new film AMERICAN SELFIE: ONE NATION SHOOTS ITSELF on Friday, October 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Tribeca Film Festival Announces Winners For 2020 Jury Competition And Art Awards
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 30, 2020

The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, announced the winners for the 2020 juried competition, awarding top honors from this year's program.

Tribeca Film Festival To Debut Select Programming Online
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 3, 2020

The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, announced plans today that select programming from the 19th annual Festival will be presented online.

HBO to Debut FINDING THE WAY HOME on December 18
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 21, 2019

Approximately eight-million children are currently growing up in orphanages and institutions around the world. Inspired by the work of J.K. Rowling's Lumos Foundation, whose mission is to end the institutionalization of children worldwide by 2050, FINDING THE WAY HOME, debuts on HBO on WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18 (9:00-10:05 p.m. ET/PT). Directed by Emmy® winning and Oscar® nominated Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill and narrated by Oscar® winner Eddie Redmayne, the film shines a light on six extraordinary stories of hope and resilience. Given intimate access to families across the globe, the filmmakers feature children who have found their way to loving homes after experiencing the traumas of child trafficking and institutionalized life. 

Photo Flash: Rosie's Theater Kids Honors Elizabeth Matthews and Ben Stiller at 2019 Gala
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 19, 2019

Just last night, ROSIE'S THEATER KIDS celebrated their 16th anniversary by honoring Elizabeth Matthews, CEO of ASCAP and actor, director, writer, producer, and philanthropist Ben Stiller at their annual gala hosted by Rosie O'Donnell at New York Marriott Marquis.

by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 18, 2019

A deeply personal and moving intergenerational story of a close-knit family's experience with deafness, MOONLIGHT SONATA: DEAFNESS IN THREE MOVEMENTS explores the meaning of loss through the stories of a deaf boy growing up, a deaf man growing old, and perhaps the world's most famous deaf person, Ludwig van Beethoven, who crafted a sonata that would resonate across time and cultures. 

Susan Haskins-Doloff and Roma Torre to be Honored by National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences New York Chapter
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 14, 2019

The Board of Governors of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences New York Chapter announced this week the induction of eleven individuals into its Gold and Silver Circles, including two women theater journalists: Susan Haskins-Doloff, executive producer, co-creator, and co-host of the long-running television series 'Theater Talk' and Roma Torre, theater critic and news anchor of Spectrum News NY1. Both have been awarded entry into the organization's Silver Circle in recognition of 25 years of distinguished contribution to New York television.

Chrissy Teigen, Kylie Jenner's 'Rise and Shine' and Andy Cohen Lead WOWie Awards Nominations
by Abigail Charpentier - Nov 12, 2019

World of Wonder just announced the nominees for the annual WOWie Awards, celebrating the best in this year's pop culture happenings. 

George Takei Will Be Honored By International Festival Of Arts and Ideas
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2019

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas will present its 10th Annual Visionary Leadership Award to actor and activist George Takei at an Award Luncheon and Ceremony on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale (155 Temple Street).

Photo Flash: Stars Align For Oscar Winner Joseph Feury's New Exhibit At The National Arts Club
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 16, 2019

Academy Award winning producer Joseph Feury may be best known for his work on groundbreaking films like “Down & Out in America”, “What Sex Am I?” “Nobody's Child,” and “Baghdad ER”, but in recent years he's turned his attention to the canvas. Michael Douglas, Elaine May, and Lee Grant are proud to present the first complete retrospective of his work, on display at The National Arts Club through October.

Athena Film Festival Announces Inaugural Alfred P. Sloan Development Grant Winner
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 16, 2019

The Athena Film Festival at Barnard College (AFF), a joint initiative of Barnard's Athena Center for Leadership Studies and the initiative Women and Hollywood, announced screenwriter Denise Meyers as its inaugural Alfred P. Sloan Athena List Development Grant winner. Meyers' Lucky 13 script was a 2016 Athena List finalist, and tells the incredible true story of the only all-female airbase in American history, powered by unforgettable women who came from all walks of life to play a significant role in the war effort, sacrificing everything to save the B-26 Marauder aircraft from the scrap heap before being unceremoniously disbanded to make room for male civilian pilots hoping to avoid the draft. As the winner of this grant, Meyers will receive $20,000 to help advance her script to the next stage of development. The Festival will host a reception and live script-reading on October 29 at Barnard College in New York City. 

HBO to Debut LIBERTY: MOTHER OF EXILES on October 17
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 1, 2019

HBO Announces Documentary Slate for Second Half of 2019
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 25, 2019

HBO has confirmed their slate of thought-provoking documentaries for the second half of 2019, including: Roger Ross Williams' THE APOLLO, an insider's look at the history and legacy of the legendary Apollo Theater; Susan Lacy's VERY RALPH, the intimate story of fashion icon Ralph Lauren; Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato and Diane von Furstenberg's LIBERTY: MOTHER OF EXILES, a revealing, up-close look at one of the most beloved icons in the world; and McMILLIONS, from executive producer Mark Wahlberg and directors James Lee Hernandez and Brian Lazarte, a documentary series chronicling the stranger-than-fiction story of how an ex-cop rigged McDonald's Monopoly game promotion for over a decade and stole millions.

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