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Liveblog: Google, Facebook, YouTube and Myspace talk TV and content partnerships

Liveblog: Google, Facebook, YouTube and Myspace talk TV and content partnerships | Documentary World | Scoop.it

The new players in the market explain why they're friends, not foes in the new era of social, cross-platform media

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Keith Olbermann Fired By Current TV | The Wrap Media

Keith Olbermann Fired By Current TV | The Wrap Media | Documentary World | Scoop.it

Olberman got into a contretemps with the network over his role during Republican primary election coverage last December. But the host has a history of butting heads with management and other bosses, starting with ESPN, including MSNBC and now with the leadership at Current.

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NYTimes review of ‘Bully,’ a Documentary by Lee Hirsch

NYTimes review of ‘Bully,’ a Documentary by Lee Hirsch | Documentary World | Scoop.it
Lee Hirsch’s documentary “Bully” arrives at a moment when bullying is being redefined as a social problem.
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Realscreen lists the world's top 100 nonfiction production companies for 2011

Realscreen lists the world's top 100 nonfiction production companies  for 2011 | Documentary World | Scoop.it
It's that time of year once again - time to salute the 100 top worldwide non-fiction production companies operating today, as chosen by realscreen readers. Click through to see the full list.
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Adam Dolgins has been named senior vice president of original programming for truTV. Read more: http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/171067/adam-dolgins-trutv.html#ixzz1qRGIWcvB

Adam Dolgins has been named senior vice president of original programming for truTV.

 

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Disney inks YouTube pact in U.K. - Entertainment News, TV News, Media - Variety

LONDON -- Disney has signed a movie rental deal with YouTube and Google Play in the U.K. . TV News from the entertainment source: Variety. Disney inks YouTube pact in U.K..
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Hot Docs reveals Forum picks

Hot Docs reveals Forum picks | Documentary World | Scoop.it
The 25 projects from around the world selected to take part in this year's pitch forum include TIFF Pitch This! winner Leone Stars (pictured), and Let the Fire Burn, winner of the Realscreen Summit's So You Think You Can Pitch?
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A Blue Chip Science Case Study from Japan: NHK’s $6.5 Million “Cosmic Shore” | Documentary Television

“NHK develops a $100K space camera for a US$6.5 million copro that covers the Cosmic Shore.”

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'The Hunger Games': A Blockbuster Without Young Men | The Wrap Movies

'The Hunger Games': A Blockbuster Without Young Men | The Wrap Movies | Documentary World | Scoop.it
The huge box office success of "The Hunger Games" proves there is a market beyond young men worth pursuing...
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Cohen film uncovers Appalachian bluegrass

Using fragments of original footage from the 1960s and 1970s, documentary filmmaker John Cohen captures the music and culture surrounding American bluegrass singer, banjo player and guitarist Roscoe Holcomb, The 2010 film, “Roscoe Holcomb: the Man from Daisy Kentucky,” is comprised of outtakes from two of Cohen’s previous films about the musician, “The High Lonesome Sound” from 1963 and “Musical Holdouts” from 1975.

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Amarcord Screenwriter Tonino Guerra Dies at 92 - FishbowlLA

Amarcord Screenwriter Tonino Guerra Dies at 92 - FishbowlLA | Documentary World | Scoop.it

Three-time Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Tonio Guerra died this past Wednesday in his native Italy. He was 92. Over the years, Guerra collaborated with the great European filmmakers Federico Fellini, Andrei Tarkovsky and Theo Angelopoulos. He’s best known for helping pen the films Casanova ’70, Blow-Up and Fellini’s Amarcord–all of which were Oscar-nominated.

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To PBS, With (Tough) Love | On Democracy | BillMoyers.com

To PBS, With (Tough) Love | On Democracy | BillMoyers.com | Documentary World | Scoop.it
Bill Moyers and Michael Winship urge viewers to express support for PBS' continued dedication to documentary programming on TV.
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Apple, Amazon, Google or Comcast -- Who Will 'Win' TV 2.0? | Bob Garfield - Advertising Age

Apple, Amazon, Google or Comcast -- Who Will 'Win' TV 2.0? | Bob Garfield - Advertising Age | Documentary World | Scoop.it
The future won't hinge on content; an unlimited supply is a given. It will hinge on the discovery of content.
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Liveblog: AMC Networks’ Josh Sapan on pay TV challenges in the cord-cutting age

Liveblog: AMC Networks’ Josh Sapan on pay TV challenges in the cord-cutting age | Documentary World | Scoop.it

How is the network behind Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead responding to digital disruption?

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Food Network, Cooking Channel unveil 2012 slate

Food Network, Cooking Channel unveil 2012 slate | Documentary World | Scoop.it
Among a slate of 22 new titles and 35 returning series, U.S. nets Food Network and Cooking Channel are launching series with Margaret Cho and Trisha Yearwood, and a special on childhood hunger in America.
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“An Honest Liar” claims MIPDoc pitch prize

“An Honest Liar” claims MIPDoc pitch prize | Documentary World | Scoop.it
Left Turn Films, the prodco behind Sons of Perdition, wowed judges at the MIPDoc International Pitch competition in Cannes with its latest project, which documents the life and exploits of master magician and "professional skeptic," The Amazing...
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4 Non-Essential TV Networks: Watch Out, Oprah and Mark Burnett | TheWrap TV

4 Non-Essential TV Networks: Watch Out, Oprah and Mark Burnett | TheWrap TV | Documentary World | Scoop.it
There are niche networks with devoted followings, and then there are missable ones in a world full of screen creep...
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Realscreen’s MIPTV Picks for 2012

Realscreen’s MIPTV Picks for 2012 | Documentary World | Scoop.it
With MIPDoc kicking off on Friday, we at realscreen are happy to present the projects heading to this year's MIPTV market that we feel are "must sees," from war horses and hero dogs, to super spiders and human towers.
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Hurry please! Can anyone tell me where I can buy a Mayan space ship?!

Hurry please! Can anyone tell me where I can buy a Mayan space ship?! | Documentary World | Scoop.it

"Revelations of the Mayans 2012 and Beyond," a doc from Raul Julia's son, will warn that three-fourths of the human race will be wiped out. The only escape--follow the Mayans to outer space.

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PBS agrees to “alternative scheduling options” for doc strands

PBS agrees to “alternative scheduling options” for doc strands | Documentary World | Scoop.it
While programmers mull over potential new time slots for 'Independent Lens' and 'POV,' the docmakers that protested PBS' decision to move the long-running doc strands to a night typically associated with local programming vow to continue to raise...
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NatGeo greenlights 'The 80s' - Entertainment News, TV News, Media - Variety

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LONDON -- NatGeo U.S. has greenlit U.K. shingle Nutopia to produce event docu "The 80s." . TV News from the entertainment source: Variety. NatGeo greenlights 'The 80s'.
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History UK enlists Sir Trevor McDonald for monarchy series

History UK enlists Sir Trevor McDonald for monarchy series | Documentary World | Scoop.it
Trevor McDonald's Queen and Country will explore the institutions and traditions surrounding the monarchy, ranging from the Changing of the Guard to Swan Upping on the Thames.
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Google Play mulls movie sales

Google Play mulls movie sales | Documentary World | Scoop.it
Google execs have spoken to some of the film studios about offering Android users the option to buy titles, sources tell CNET. The formerly named Android Market currently offers rentals. Read this blog post by Greg Sandoval on Media Maverick.
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Cricket and the Meaning of Life National Film Board of Canada documentary

Cricket and the Meaning of Life National Film Board of Canada documentary | Documentary World | Scoop.it
Filmed in Toronto, Trinidad and India, this feature documentary is a personal portrait of cricket, a sport steeped in issues of identity, nationalism, race and history. Once the ... — Enjoy over a thousand films on our Facebook page.
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Cameron, others plan to explore the Mariana Trench

Cameron, others plan to explore the Mariana Trench | Documentary World | Scoop.it
Earth’s last frontier is about to be explored firsthand after more than half a century. It’s a mission to the deepest part of the ocean, so deep that the pressure is the equivalent of three SUVs sitting on your toe.
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