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CNN cuts documentary jobs in shift toward acquisitions

NEW YORK, March 22 (TheWrap.com) - CNN has laid off dozens of employees from its two documentary units as a part of a shift toward acquiring, rather than producing, long-form journalism.
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USF hosts 10th Annual Human Rights Film Festival; Promoting Awareness, Discussion, and Commitment to Social Justice

USF hosts 10th Annual Human Rights Film Festival; Promoting Awareness, Discussion, and Commitment to Social Justice | Documentary World | Scoop.it
The University of San Francisco (USF) is proud to host its 10th annual human rights film festival taking place March 29-March 31, 2012. The festival seeks to promote awareness and discussion of global human rights...
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Ratings woes at Nickelodeon spread to MTV and Comedy Central

Ratings woes at Nickelodeon spread to MTV and Comedy Central | Documentary World | Scoop.it
Not even SpongeBob SquarePants can bail them out of this one.
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Oprah Network Likely to Lose $142.9M This Year, SNL Kagan Says (Updated) | TheWrap TV

Oprah Network Likely to Lose $142.9M This Year, SNL Kagan Says (Updated) | TheWrap TV | Documentary World | Scoop.it
SNL Kagan predicts massive first-quarter writedown -- Discovery said the Oprah Winfrey Network has more momentum than ever...
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What is Ovation looking for in acquisitioning docs? Realscreen asks Michelle Zajic, VP acquisitions, Ovation

What is Ovation looking  for in acquisitioning docs? Realscreen asks Michelle Zajic, VP acquisitions, Ovation | Documentary World | Scoop.it
Ahead of this year's edition of MIPTV in Cannes, realscreen spoke with arts and culture cable network Ovation's VP of acquisitions about what she's looking out for on the Croisette.
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Terry Pratchett's "Choosing to Die" wins best documentary from RTS The Programme Awards 2011

The Royal Television Society is the leading forum for discussion and debate on all aspects of the television community in the UK. Here are their winners for the 2011 best programmes. 

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Asian Side 2012: Eastern promises

Asian Side 2012: Eastern promises | Documentary World | Scoop.it
As the third annual Asian Side of the Doc kicks off in Tokyo, the event's founder and CEO Yves Jeanneau (pictured) talks to realscreen about the changing Asian landscape and the opportunities for coproduction in the region.
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Where Does the Line Between Fact and Fiction Fall for Documentaries?

Where Does the Line Between Fact and Fiction Fall for Documentaries? | Documentary World | Scoop.it
Nonfiction works like Mike Daisey’s disgraced Apple exposé and Davis Guggenheim’s new Obama video blur the line between journalism and promotion, says Jacob Bernstein.
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Sundance Institute in Beijing conducting documentary workshops

Sundance Institute in Beijing conducting documentary workshops | Documentary World | Scoop.it
Los Angeles, CA — The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program | CNEX Workshop and Documentary Summit in Beijing end today, following four days ...
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New Nielsen Ratings to Measure TV and Online Ads Together

The new Nielsen system, called "cross-platform campaign ratings," is meant to standardize the measurements used for television and online advertising.
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BBC chief to leave this autumn - Entertainment News, International News, Media - Variety

LONDON -- Mark Thompson, the BBC's director-general for the past eight years, will quit this fall. . International News from the entertainment source: Variety. BBC chief to leave this autumn.
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Schedule Changes Hurt PBS Film Series

Schedule Changes Hurt PBS Film Series | Documentary World | Scoop.it
Since being moved to several time slots from its Tuesday night position, “Independent Lens” has lost 39 percent of its average audience for new episodes this season, according to Nielsen ratings.
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In the midst of the Kony 2012 debate, here is a success story of a local agency attempting to rectify the problem

If you have followed the controversy around the 29 minute 2012 video you have to take 19 minutes to watch this video by Hope North.
Via Worthwhile Films | Nonprofit Media
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Check out the Africa Movie Academy Awards Nominees 2012

Check out the Africa Movie Academy Awards Nominees 2012 | Documentary World | Scoop.it

The Africa Movie Academy Awards, AMAA is an offshoot of the Africa Film Academy. The Academy founded on the best film tradition, is geared towards research, training and propagating film making in Africa. Behind it are film producers, directors, designers, writers, critics and scholars who share in the belief of a renaissant African film.

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Jan Vrijman Fund names grant recipients

Jan Vrijman Fund names grant recipients | Documentary World | Scoop.it
The Jan Vrijman Fund (JVF), an initiative of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), has granted €212,000 (just over US$279,000) to 20 projects.
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Scripps buys Travel Channel Intl. - Entertainment News, International News, Media - Variety

Scripps buys Travel Channel Intl. - Entertainment News, International News, Media - Variety | Documentary World | Scoop.it
LONDON -- Scripps Networks Interactive has bought the U.K.-based Travel Channel International for £65 million ($103 million). . International News from the entertainment source: Variety. Scripps buys Travel Channel Intl..
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Documentary Filmmakers Turn Up the Heat on PBS; More from the Trenches

Documentary Filmmakers Turn Up the Heat on PBS; More from the Trenches | Documentary World | Scoop.it
Don't piss off documentary filmmakers. They are an activist bunch, by nature, and when they feel wronged, they band together and fight back.
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UK's TV tax credit 'could end exodus' of big-budget shows

UK's TV tax credit 'could end exodus' of big-budget shows | Documentary World | Scoop.it

The television industry in the UK has greeted the planned tax credit as “a much needed shot in the arm” that will stop big-budget shows going abroad to be filmed.

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MediaPost Publications Hulu Tops In Video Ads 03/19/2012

MediaPost Publications Hulu Tops In Video Ads 03/19/2012 | Documentary World | Scoop.it

Thanks to YouTube, Google still dominates online video. Video advertising is a different story. Hulu and its premium content now attract the bulk of video ad impressions -- more than 1.5 billion in February alone, according to new data from comScore.

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MediaShift . 6 Filmmakers Talk About Documentary Films in the Digital Age | PBS

MediaShift . 6 Filmmakers Talk About Documentary Films in the Digital Age | PBS | Documentary World | Scoop.it

Lower costs in pro-consumer digital equipment, the crowdfunding phenomenon, and new online and mobile distribution models have opened the door the past few years to many first-time documentary filmmakers in the United States. Independent filmmaking is on the rise, and with that, a trend for more personalized storytelling.

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Interesting collection of films about America on BBC Four available to watch online

Interesting collection of films about America on BBC Four available to watch online | Documentary World | Scoop.it
Adam Curtis introduces All American, a collection of BBC programmes from the archives about US culture. Available online to watch in full. Make sure to read the assessment of post WWII America from this British perspective. Insightful.
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MediaPost Publications Social TV Grows 91% From a Year Ago; Animated Shows like American Dad Hot on Facebook 03/19/2012

Social TV Grows 91% From a Year Ago; Animated Shows like American Dad Hot on Facebook - 03/19/2012...
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C-Span Founder, Brian Lamb, to Step Down as C.E.O.

C-Span Founder, Brian Lamb, to Step Down as C.E.O. | Documentary World | Scoop.it
Brian Lamb will hand over management of C-Span, the public affairs cable network, to Rob Kennedy and Susan Swain, while remaining as executive chairman.
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MIPDoc announces pitch competition finalists, jury

MIPDoc announces pitch competition finalists, jury | Documentary World | Scoop.it
Six projects will go before a panel of international commissioners, including BBC 'Storyville' series editor Nick Fraser (pictured), at the MIPDoc International Pitch, to be held March 30 in Cannes.
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Paul Simon Doc Wins SXSW's Audience Award - Billboard

Paul Simon Doc Wins SXSW's Audience Award - Billboard | Documentary World | Scoop.it
BillboardPaul Simon Doc Wins SXSW's Audience AwardBillboardby Phil Gallo, LA | March 18, 2012 1:30 EDT "Beware of Mr. Baker," Jay Bulger's documentary on drummer Ginger Baker, won the Documentary Grand Jury prize Tuesday night (Mar.
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