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  • Aaron Swartz Documentary 'Internet's Own Boy' Set for June 27 Release

    FilmBuff and Participant Media have set a June 27 multiplatform release for "The Internet's Own Boy," the documentary on the late activist Aaron Swartz. Participant's television network Pivot will broacast the film later in 2014. The film is also...
  • HBO's 'Game of Thrones' Sets Another Ratings Record; John Oliver Show Rises

    There's no slowing down HBO's "Game of Thrones," which set another viewership record on Sunday and helped the shows behind it -- including newcomer "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver" -- to improved numbers. According to Nielsen estimates, "Game of...
  • BBC Topper Chris Patten Steps Down

    LONDON -- Chris Patten, chairman of the BBC's governing body, the BBC Trust, has announced that he will be stepping down with immediate effect on health grounds following major heart surgery. Patten's term as chairman was due to end in April 2015. He...
  • Toronto-based Blue Ice Group and KinoSmith Launch Doc Shingle

    Toronto-based companies Blue Ice Group and KinoSmith have inked a deal to create Blue Ice Docs, a full-service distribution company that will fund and acquire non-fiction Canadian and international films it was announced Monday at the Hot Docs Film...
  • Vice to Launch Digital Sports Channel, 4 New Original Shows

    Vice, the hipster digital media company and studio aimed at Gen Y audiences, is set to launch a sports channel this summer -- promising a journalistic deep-dive into drama on and off the field -- and announced that it has four new series in the works....
  • Hot Docs Review: '112 Weddings'

    After spending two decades sidelining as a wedding videographer to fund his career as a documentarian, Doug Block has turned his former vocation into its own documentary. "112 Weddings" (the number of nuptials he's worked to date) checks in on a...
  • President Obama Asked to Block BBC Show 'Top Gear' That Allegedly Used Racist Term

    LONDON -- President Obama has been asked to consider blocking broadcast in the U.S. of BBC motoring show "Top Gear" after its star, Jeremy Clarkson, was accused of allegedly using racist language. A firm of lawyers, Equal Justice, is to write to Obama...
  • MipTV: First Hand Films Inks Deals On 'Sound of Torture,' 'Footprints of War' and 'Shadows of Liberty'

    Switzerland-based First Hand Films has closed a flurry of deals across its slate of polically-engaged one-offs and docu series, including "Footprints of War," "Sound of Torture" and "Shadows of Liberty." Japan's NHK and Latin America's Telesur bought...
  • Film Review: 'The Unbelievers'

    Whatever opinion one has of atheism won't be changed, or even challenged, by "The Unbelievers." This superficial documentary from first-time feature helmer Gus Holwerda follows scientists and avowed atheists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss on a...
  • National Film Board of Canada Topper Exits With Time Left on Term

    Tom Perlmutter is stepping down as National Film Board chair and government film commissioner effective the end of this year, it was announced in a statement issued by the NFB Dec. 10. The news comes as a surprise to many in the Canadian film community...
  • Sundance Film Festival Jurors Include Bryan Singer, Tracy Chapman

    The Sundance Institute announced Thursday 24 jurors who will sit on six separate committees at the 2014 film festival, including directors Bryan Singer and Lone Scherfig, sitting on the U.S. dramatic jury, as well as domestic doc juror, singer-...