Hulu Sets Summer Bows For ‘Difficult People’ Season 3, Trio Of Documentaries
Hulu is gearing up for summer with the return of comedy series Difficult People and three new documentary movies. The 10-episode Season 3 of the Julie Klausner-Billy Eichner comedy is set to premiere August 8, with the films bowing in May and June.
The new season of Difficult People, from Universal Cable Productions, finds Julie (Klausner) and Billy (Eichner) remaining each other's best friends while still their own worst enemies. Julie embarks on a season-long quest for… Read
‘Inside the FBI: New York’: First Promo & Premiere Date For Dick Wolf’s USA Network Docuseries
Dick Wolf has another new show coming — but this one’s not an NBC procedural. The docuseries Inside the FBI: New York will premiere at 10 PM Thursday, April 27, on USA Network, the NBCUniversal-owned net said today. It also released the first promo for the series; watch it above.
Wolf executive produces Inside the FBI: NY, which comes from Emmy-winning filmmaker Marc Levin. It takes an unprecedented look at the Bureau’s New York field office. “The threat’s always… Read
Tribeca Fest Announces Online Content Slate: Standing Rock Docu ‘Awake’ & Crypt TV’s ‘Monster Madness’ Bow
Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock, a documentary executive produced by Shailene Woodley about the Native-led defiance against the Dakota Access Pipeline, will get its world premiere in the Tribeca Film Festival’s New Online Work section. The NOW section of online storytelling runs throughout the April 19-30 festival.
The NOW screening lineup announced today includes the world premiere of Crypt TV's Monster Madness, featuring shorts from Eli Roth’s Crypt TV brand.
"The NOW… Read
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Genius’ & ‘Vietnam War’ Among Tribeca TV Fest Slate
Hulu/MGM’s The Handmaid’s Tale and National Geographic’s Genius are among the big-name highlights of this year’s Tribeca TV, the second annual television slate of the Tribeca Film Festival. Fifteen shows, including five series premieres, four season premieres and a sneak peek at PBS’ Ken Burns-Lynn Novick docu-series The Vietnam War will screen during the April 19-30 fest.
The TV lineup was announced today, and also includes season debuts of Episodes, Unbreakable Kimmy Sch… Read
‘Five Came Back’ Review: Hollywood Filmmakers On Front Lines Of WWII As Told In Brilliant Netflix Series
Usually my colleague Dominic Patten covers the TV review beat, but he graciously let me steal this one from him since it really is all about movies and their directors. Netflix’s new three-part, three-hour documentary series Five Came Back chronicles the not-so-well-known efforts of five extraordinary Hollywood directors who put their careers on hold to join with the U.S. government in creating propaganda films during World War II.
The five iconic helmers, Oscar winners… Read
John Ridley’s Doc About L.A. Riots ‘Let It Fall’ Gets Theatrical Release, Marking An ABC News First
EXCLUSIVE: John Ridley's Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 — the feature documentary that looks at the years and events leading up to the April 1992 riots after the Rodney King verdict — is getting a theatrical release April 21 on both coasts. This film marks ABC News’ first theatrical production and release.
Let It Fall was produced in partnership with ABC News' Lincoln Square Productions. A broadcast version of the documentary will air April 28 (9-11 PM) on ABC. It’s… Read
CNN To Debut Jeffrey Wright-Narrated Pandemic Documentary ‘Unseen Enemy’ On World Health Day
UPDATE with video: CNN Films will debut the documentary Unseen Enemy for World Health Day on April 7 with limited commercial interruptions. Narrated by Jeffrey Wright, the docu is written and directed by Janet Tobias, who embedded with some of the world's top pathogen hunters and medical professionals for more than three years, tracking outbreaks of Zika, Ebola and influenza worldwide.
Tobias’ film makes the case that successful containment can be achieved with… Read
Netflix Nabs Yance Ford’s ‘Strong Island’; Sundance Doc Traces History Of A Murder
Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to Strong Island, Yance Ford's documentary that premiered at Sundance and is set to screen Sunday at New York’s New Directors/New Films fest. The film will launch globally on Netflix and in limited theatrical release in the fall.
In Strong Island, Ford chronicles his family’s history from the Jim Crow South to the presumed safety of New York’s middle-class suburbs, where the 1992 murder of the director’s brother raised deep issues of… Read
History’s 2017 Documentary Slate To Examine War On Drugs, Cool Cars, Immigration & Superheroes
History has given a greenlight to more than 100 hours of original, premium documentary limited series and specials to premiere in 2017, including programs examining America’s costly War on Drugs, immigration, cars, terrorism and the mythology of superheroes.
The initial slate of programming announced today by Jana Bennett, President and General Manager of History, focuses largely on significant moments and people who have impacted world and modern U.S. history.
Abramorama To Distribute John Coltrane Docu ‘Chasing Trane’
Abramorama will handle the North American theatrical distribution of John Scheinfeld's documentary Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary. With interviews by Wynton Marsalis, President Bill Clinton, Sonny Rollins, Dr. Cornel West and Common, Trane played to good notices at Telluride, Toronto and DOC NYC, among other fests.
Chasing Trane is produced by Spencer Proffer, John Beug, Scott Pascucci and Dave Harding, and is set for a theatrical release in New York on… Read
HBO Acquires Judd Apatow’s Avett Brothers Documentary Ahead of SXSW Bow
HBO has tuned in TV rights to May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers, a feature-length documentary co-directed and co-produced by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio. The film will have its world premiere Wednesday at SXSW in Austin, but no airdate is set.
Filmed over the course of two years, the docu spotlights the indie folk group fronted by Scott and Seth Avett as they record their ninth studio album True Sadness, which came out last summer. It also chronicles the… Read
HBO’s ‘Cries From Syria’ Takes No-Holds-Barred Approach To Documenting Refugee Crisis – Sundance Studio
As Donald Trump’s presidency tries once more to pass legislation designed to restrict travel to the U.S. for citizens of some Muslim-majority countries, HBO Documentary Films gears up for the March 13 launch of Evgeny Afineevsky’s Sundance-premiering Cries From Syria, which takes a comprehensive and unflinching look back at the refugee crisis in Syria, and the barbarism of the Bashar al-Assad regime.
Afineevsky, whose Oscar-nominated film Winter On Fire was an inside look… Read