Two-time Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated investigative documentary filmmaking duo Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick have signed a two-year first-look deal with Entertainment One via their Chain Camera production company for scripted and unscripted television programming. Under the pact, eOne will serve as the studio on all of the projects coming out of the partnership and will control worldwide rights.
“Amy and Kirby are without a doubt two of the most important and well-respected filmmakers working in documentary film today. Together they have made films that have single-handedly defined and transformed our culture and have an unmatched record of crafting thrilling and original investigative features that are, in their own right, cinematic tours de force,” stated Peter Micelli, eOne’s Chief Strategy Officer, Film & Television. “We are thrilled that they will bring their bold talents to eOne and we look forward to providing them a platform where they can bring their authentic storytelling to create scripted and non-scripted programming that can impact and inform people around the world.”
Ziering and Dick’s most recent film is The Bleeding Edge, a critically acclaimed Netflix Original investigative feature that examines the $40B medical device industry. Their previous film, The Hunting Ground exposé of sexual assault on college campuses, premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was released by Radius and CNN. It won the PGA Stanley Kramer Award, received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song and won an Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. Other credits include the Oscar-nominated The Invisible War, which won the spirit Award for Best Documentary, two Emmys for Best Documentary Features and Outstanding Investigative Journalist – Long Form, and a Peabody Award.
The duo also co-directed Derrida, a documentary about the world-renowned French philosopher. They are recipients of the Nestor Almendros Prize for Courage and Filmmaking, the Upton Sinclair Award, and the Ridenhour Documentary Film.
Dick also directed Oscar-nominated Twist of Faith, the story of a man confronting the trauma of his past sexual abuse by a Catholic priest, and This Film Is Not Yet Rated, a breakthrough investigation of the MPAA’s secretive film ratings system. Ziering executive produced Kirsten Johnson’s award-winning and Oscar shortlisted Cameraperson, Standing Rock’s Josh Fox’s Awake – A Dream and received the 2013 PGA Gracie Award for Outstanding Producer.
“Kirby and I are beyond excited to partner with entertainment powerhouse eOne,” stated Amy Ziering. “We look forward to working with eOne’s first tier team of executives, creators and visionaries. We can’t wait to see what we all are able to conjure together.”