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Rolling Stones Documentary in the Works - BlackBook Magazine

Rolling Stones Documentary in the Works - BlackBook Magazine | Documentary World | Scoop.it
KOvideoRolling Stones Documentary in the WorksBlackBook MagazineBy Mara Siegler March 17, 2012 To help celebrate their 50 th anniversary this year, the Rolling Stones are planning an upcoming documentary.
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Cablevision Fires Up HBO Go, Launches 'TVtoGo' Portal - 2012-03-14 17:55:59 | Multichannel News

Cablevision Fires Up HBO Go, Launches 'TVtoGo' Portal - 2012-03-14 17:55:59 | Multichannel News | Documentary World | Scoop.it
Cablevision Systems is now offering video subscribers access to HBO Go and Max Go, and with the addition of the premium TV Everywhere services has launched a "TVtoGo" portal to let viewers access TV Everywhere content.

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Shine rebrands U.S. business

Shine rebrands U.S. business | Documentary World | Scoop.it
News Corp's Shine Group has rolled all of its U.S. divisions – Reveille, Shine Americas and Shine USA – into one entity, Shine America.
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George Clooney Arrested in Protest Outside Sudanese Embassy | The Wrap Movies

George Clooney Arrested in Protest Outside Sudanese Embassy | The Wrap Movies | Documentary World | Scoop.it
The actor was arrested for civil disobedience while calling on the Sudanese president to lift a food blockade...
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'Survivor' Producer Mark Burnett Takes Co-Ownership of Youtoo (Exclusive)

'Survivor' Producer Mark Burnett Takes Co-Ownership of Youtoo (Exclusive) | Documentary World | Scoop.it

The Survivor and The Voice producer Mark Burnett’s One Three Television LLC has taken an ownership position in Youtoo.com, the social TV network, Youtoo CEO Chris Wyatt told The Hollywood Reporter exclusively.

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TV Everywhere a Road to Nowhere?

The new Amazon-Discovery streaming video pact alone isn’t enough to send TV Everywhere into oblivion. But are we getting closer to TV Nowhere land instead?

 

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How a Documentary Gets Made

How a Documentary Gets Made | Documentary World | Scoop.it
A primer on where the documentary got its start and how the film genre gets its funding...
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DOK Leipzig rallies for cancelled Syrian doc fest

DOK Leipzig rallies for cancelled Syrian doc fest | Documentary World | Scoop.it
Organizers of German doc festival DOK Leipzig will screen Syrian films in solidarity with an event dubbed "today's most important Arab documentary film festival."...
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Kickstarter Is On Track to Out-Fund the National Endowment for the Arts

Kickstarter Is On Track to Out-Fund the National Endowment for the Arts | Documentary World | Scoop.it

Yancey Strickler, a co-founder of Kickstarter, said today that the crowd-sourced funding machine is on track to distribute over $150 million in 2012--more than the National Endowment for the Arts, which has a 2012 operating budget of $146 million. That's incredibly impressive for Kickstarter, which has been on a roll lately, what with sending 31 Kickstarter-funded films to SXSW and breaking records with the new Double Fine Productions adventure game.

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Are audiences tired of Reality TV? Please, oh please! Say it's so!

Are audiences tired of Reality TV? Please, oh please! Say it's so! | Documentary World | Scoop.it

Reality Ratings Slip: Aging Bachelors, Idols and Dancers Lose Their Bite. Reality shows no longer spawn the same massive ratings -- or stupid debates and catchphrases as they once did...

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Here's a list of SXSW's documentary feature lineup.

Here's a list of SXSW's documentary feature lineup. | Documentary World | Scoop.it

This year’s 8 films were selected from 845 submissions. Each film is a World Premiere.

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"Nuclear Power After Fukushima," radio documentary from BURN: An Energy Journal - Boing Boing

"Nuclear Power After Fukushima," radio documentary from BURN: An Energy Journal - Boing Boing | Documentary World | Scoop.it

Part One of the series, titled "Particles: Nuclear Power After Fukushima," coincides with March 11, the first anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.

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'Bully' Gets Another PG-Rating From Canadian Movie Censors - Hollywood Reporter

'Bully' Gets Another PG-Rating From Canadian Movie Censors - Hollywood Reporter | Documentary World | Scoop.it
Hollywood Reporter'Bully' Gets Another PG-Rating From Canadian Movie CensorsHollywood ReporterThe favorable rating follows neighboring British Columbia also giving local distributor Alliance Films a PG-rating, even as the MPAA handed the...
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Sign the petition to save independent films on PBS

As independent filmmakers, as participants in the evolution of public broadcasting, as viewers and as citizens, we protest PBS’ decision to move the two premier strands of independent documentaries, Independent Lens and POV, from their established home on Tuesday nights to Thursday, a night on which local stations program locally-selected material. Join the petition to change their minds.
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'Kony 2012' Filmmaker Arrested in San Diego

'Kony 2012' Filmmaker Arrested in San Diego | Documentary World | Scoop.it
San Diego police said Jason Russell, a co-founder of Invisible Children, was "no problem" for police despite allegedly intoxicated condition...
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'Bully' documentary to be released unrated - IBNLive.com

'Bully' documentary to be released unrated - IBNLive.com | Documentary World | Scoop.it
IBNLive.com'Bully' documentary to be released unratedIBNLive.comWashington: A new documentary film about bullying set for theaters this month could come out unrated after objections from teenaged victims, celebrities, members of Congress and others...
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Documentaries shine at SXSW

Documentaries shine at SXSW | Documentary World | Scoop.it
Amid all the glitz, red carpets and celebrities, the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival distinguished itself this year by presenting its strongest lineup yet of documentaries.
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Bob 'Marley' Documentary Eyes 4/20 Release

Bob 'Marley' Documentary Eyes 4/20 Release | Documentary World | Scoop.it
Magnolia Pictures has set the not-so-surprising release date for Kevin Macdonald's documentary.
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This is not about film but a great Kickstarter success story

This is not about film but a great Kickstarter success story | Documentary World | Scoop.it

AUSTIN, Texas -- ZBoard Is World's First Weight-Sensing Electric Skateboard And Latest Kickstarter Success Story. The past month has been one wild ride for Ben Forman and Geoff Larson, the creators of a weight-sensing electric skateboard called the ZBoard.

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Austin Translation: Sean Farnel, SnagFilms

Austin Translation: Sean Farnel, SnagFilms | Documentary World | Scoop.it
Sean Farnel (pictured), former director of programming at Hot Docs, talks to realscreen about his new role as an acquisitions consultant at documentary streaming website SnagFilms, and reflects on the changing nature of SXSW.
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Web TV service Aereo lives--no injunctions in sight

Web TV service Aereo lives--no injunctions in sight | Documentary World | Scoop.it
The streaming service that delivers over-the-air TV broadcasts went live today, though ABC, CBS, NBC, and other networks sued to try to stop the launch. Read this blog post by Greg Sandoval on Media Maverick.
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Obama, Cartoon Network target bullying in documentary

* 30-minute documentary airs Sunday* Movie seeks to help kids speak out* Aimed at youths ages 8 to 13By Susan HeaveyWASHINGTON, March 14 (Reuters) - President BarackObama appears in an upcoming Cartoon...
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Entertainment Veterans Believe Hunger For Content May Be Limitless 03/12/2012

Michael Eisner, Barry Diller and Larry King betting on TV everywhere and Internet TV as the future. It’s staggering just how unending producers believe the public’s hunger for video content is. Some are still trying to launch cable networks or multicast channels, but of course most of the action is on the Web

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Kony is now the fastest-growing viral video in history. But it was not an overnight success.

Kony Fastest-Growing Viral Video in History is Five Years in the Making: How a Viral Video Took Off - 03/12/2012...
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Facebook Co-Founder Buys The New Republic, Stresses Tablets | The Wrap Media

Facebook Co-Founder Buys The New Republic, Stresses Tablets | The Wrap Media | Documentary World | Scoop.it
Chris Hughes, a Facebook co-founder and contributor to President Obama's 2008 campaign, looks to breathe life into The New Republic...
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