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Lifestyle Network, Plum TV, purchased with plans to roll out nationally

LXTV co-founders Joseph Varet and Morgan Hertzan are set to purchase Plum TV, a lifestyle network reaching more than 5 million viewers across eight markets. “We plan to rapidly grow Plum TV’s distribution via digital, television, and out-of-home media,” added Varet, “and expand Plum TV as a national lifestyle network...

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Yahoo! News Launches 'Remake America,' an Unprecedented Docu-Series That Integrates Audience, News Coverage (NASDAQ:YHOO)

Yahoo! News Launches 'Remake America,' an Unprecedented Docu-Series That Integrates Audience, News Coverage (NASDAQ:YHOO) | Documentary World | Scoop.it

Short-form documentary series by Yahoo chronicles the lives of six American families; viewers offer their ideas and solutions for the issues facing Americans today

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Five Reasons the Internet is Blowing Up Over the "KONY 2012" Clicktivism Sensation

Five Reasons the Internet is Blowing Up Over the "KONY 2012" Clicktivism Sensation | Documentary World | Scoop.it
The Internet is abuzz -- 8.8 million views and counting -- with praising and criticizing a huge viral hit: a thirty minute film about an war criminal on the run who has been on the run since being indicted for war crimes by the Hague in 2005.
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Future of Film blog from Tribeca: How We Launched Our Web-Native Documentary

Future of Film blog from Tribeca: How We Launched Our Web-Native Documentary | Documentary World | Scoop.it

The story of a "Web-Native" documentary, "18-Days in Egypt" about the uprising in Tahrir Square last spring.  

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Obama campaign releasing documentary directed by Davis Guggenheim

Obama campaign releasing documentary directed by Davis Guggenheim | Documentary World | Scoop.it
Obama campaign officials announced Wednesday that the president’s reelection team is releasing a 17-minute documentary about his first term in office next week.
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San Francisco, Sundance London unveil doc line-ups

San Francisco, Sundance London unveil doc line-ups | Documentary World | Scoop.it
The 55th annual San Francisco International Film Festival will see 12 documentaries in competition, including Jamie Meltzer's Informant and Davy Chou's Golden Slumbers, while Sundance winners The House I Live In (pictured), The Queen of Versailles...
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Tribeca Film Festival announces 2012 documentary slate

Tribeca Film Festival announces 2012 documentary slate | Documentary World | Scoop.it
Explore the world with the 12 films in the 2012 World Documentary slate—covering a wide range of aesthetics in American and international subjects.
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What a stretch in an attempt to further a capitalist's dogma.

Yes, we like underdogs, but not because big advantanged bullies are allowed to do their dirty work.
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Vinylmania: When life runs at 33 revolutions per minute.

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Vinylmania: When life runs at 33 revolutions per minute.A new cross platform documentary on everything LP. BE PART OF IT! Interact with us, follow our filming in realtime, divulge your own vinyl romances, sagas and more!
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Trailer for "Vinylmania: When Life Runs at 33 RPMs"

A trip into the grooves, Vinylmania is a 75 minute feature length documentary about an object that has never lost its soul: the vinyl record.
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Nat Geo, Atlantic examine “Cradle of the Gods”

Nat Geo, Atlantic examine “Cradle of the Gods” | Documentary World | Scoop.it
National Geographic Channel in the UK is to air a special from London-based factual indie Atlantic Productions, investigating the ancient ruins of the Turkish temple Gobekli Tepe.
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TV Power NBC Universal Joins Web Video 'Upfront' | Digital - Advertising Age

TV Power NBC Universal Joins Web Video 'Upfront' | Digital - Advertising Age | Documentary World | Scoop.it
The confederation of internet companies planning two weeks of "upfront" presentations for advertisers this spring are getting an unexpected new member: NBC Universal.
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The Hottest Rock Films at SXSW Pictures | Rolling Stone

The Hottest Rock Films at SXSW Pictures | Rolling Stone | Documentary World | Scoop.it
New films offer glimpses inside the private worlds of Paul Simon, Ginger Baker and more...
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What Did Brits Watch in Huge Numbers? Factual FY’11 (#1-35) | Documentary Television

From Peter Hamilton's fantastic blog on documentary TV. You should sign up for this service. It's a great service packed with very useful information.

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'The Undefeated': Network Says Airing Pro-Palin Movie Opposite HBO's 'Game Change' Isn't Political

'The Undefeated': Network Says Airing Pro-Palin Movie Opposite HBO's 'Game Change' Isn't Political | Documentary World | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — The ReelzChannel television network says it scheduled a pro-Sarah Palin documentary on the same weekend as HBO's "Game Change" debut strictly for business considerations, not political ones.
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Westdoc Documentary Conference is back!

Hailed as the “go-to” conference for the Documentary and Reality communities, WESTDOC offers unparalleled access to Senior Network Executives, Program Buyers and top Production Companies.  Back for its third year, this three-day event brings together preeminent producers, directors, writers, network executives, agents and distributors for insightful and unique seminars, as well as networking opportunities. 
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This week on Independent Lens: Documentary Film about Benazir Bhutto

This week on Independent Lens: Documentary Film about Benazir Bhutto | Documentary World | Scoop.it
The story of Benazir Bhutto, the first woman elected to lead an Islamic nation.
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Kickstarter campaign for David Lynch Documentary streaking past donation goals

New David Lynch Documentary: We have been granted unparalleled access to make a film that explores one of the most distinctive voices in modern cinema: David Lynch.

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News: Japanese documentary about deaf surf-shop owner set for premiere

A Japanese documentary about a deaf surf-shop owner is set to premiere in Tokyo, and from reading this fantastic article abut the film in the Japan Times, I for one would really love to see the fil...
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Dennis Hopper: In His Own Words

Dennis Hopper: In His Own Words | Documentary World | Scoop.it

The Warner Sisters announce their latest project.


"Delighted to report that the creative juices have been flowing with my incredibly talented friend, Carrie Schultz, an award-winning Senior Writer/Producer/Editor at Warner Bros. Worldwide Television. The result--a special feature documentary has been born. HOPPER--IN HIS OWN WORDS is now available for acquisition!!!

 

In 2007, I had the honor and privilege to interview Mr. Hopper. He spoke openly about what was important to him and about the metamorphoses of his career.

Please join in rejoicing with us!"

--Cass & Co.

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Weinstein protests R rating of 'Bully' documentary - Press Herald

Weinstein protests R rating of 'Bully' documentary - Press Herald | Documentary World | Scoop.it
Press HeraldWeinstein protests R rating of 'Bully' documentaryPress HeraldThe famously bellicose producer is protesting the R rating received by a documentary his Weinstein Co. is releasing.
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Solid acquires “Back Door Channels”

Solid acquires “Back Door Channels” | Documentary World | Scoop.it
California-based distribution company Solid Entertainment has picked up the international broadcast rights to Channel Production Films' Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace (pictured), a feature doc on the 1978 Camp David Accords.
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'Undefeated,' 'Saving Face' Take Documentary Oscars | International Documentary Association

'Undefeated,' 'Saving Face' Take Documentary Oscars | International Documentary Association | Documentary World | Scoop.it
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