Stan Lee Documentary Will Arrive On Disney+ In 2023

Wednesday would have been Marvel Comics leader Stan Lee’s 100th birthday. To celebrate, Disney+ announced that an original documentary on the man will arrive at some time in 2023. Lee died at age 95 in 2018. He was the cocreator of Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, the Hulk and the Fantastic Four, among many others, and his cameos in the blockbuster Marvel films based on those characters are eagerly awaited by fans.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Set New Netflix Docuseries ‘Live To Lead’

AP, Frontline Documentary ‘20 Days In Mariupol’ To Make World Premiere At Sundance

The new feature film “20 Days in Mariupol” from The Associated Press and Frontline, the award-winning PBS documentary series housed at WGBH Boston, will make its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this January in Park City, Utah, and be featured in the festival’s World Cinema Documentary Competition. This moving and important documentary will […]

NBC News Studios And CNN Films Accepted Into Sundance

Meghan Markle And Prince Harry’s Netflix Docuseries Gets Release Date Ahead of Christmas, New Trailer

HBO To Air Nancy Pelosi Doc Shot By Daughter Alexandra

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A documentary on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s life and groundbreaking political career, shot and edited by her daughter, will debut on HBO next month. Alexandra Pelosi’s “Pelosi in the House” will premiere Dec. 13 and will include footage shot during the Jan. 6 insurrection. Some of that footage, including moments when […]

NewsNation Documentaries To Debut ‘Harvest’

As families across the nation prepare for the holidays, NewsNation Documentaries today announced the premiere of Harvest, a two-hour documentary dedicated to the American farmer that will air Thanksgiving night, Thursday, Nov. 24, at 8-10 p.m. ET. Produced by NewsNation Documentaries, the cable news network’s documentary unit, Harvest celebrates the vital role farmers play in American […]

Fremantle Acquires U.K. Documentary Powerhouse 72 Films

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WDIV Detroit Celebrates 75th Anniversary With Two-Hour Documentary

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ABC Owned Stations Reveal Housing Appraisal Inequalities In New Doc

Our America: Lowballed was triggered by the story of how one Black family “whitewashed” their home — stripped it of family photos, artwork, even toiletries — and had a White friend stand in during an appraisal. The appraised value of their home jumped nearly $500,000 from the previous one.

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WLAE New Orleans Airing Documentary About A Black Neighborhood Leveled In The 1960s

Netflix Delays ‘Harry And Meghan’ Documentary Release

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KTTV Documentary On Drought And Wildfires Airs Tonight

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WRAL Examines High Death Rate Of Black Women In Childbirth

ABC News Launches Studio To Expand Documentary Efforts

ABC News is doubling down on documentaries and docuseries, launching a new non-fiction division called ABC News Studios. The studio already has 15 series in various stages of production, as well as 3 feature-length documentaries, which will live under the ABC News Films banner.

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ABC Owned Stations Streaming True Crime Docs About Murder And Disappearances

Talking TV: Documentary Advice From PBS’s ‘POV’

TVNewsCheck’s Michael Depp talks with Erika Dilday, executive producer of PBS’s POV documentary series as the show enters its 35th season, looking at what makes potent documentaries work and how local TV stations can make successful forays into the space by drawing on their strong community ties. A full transcript of the conversation is included.

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KESQ Palm Springs Examines What Happened To California’s Largest Lake

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WRAL Raleigh Doc Investigates Complex Issue Of Gun Violence

Byron Allen’s HBCU Go Marks Juneteenth With Two Documentaries

Sharon Osbourne Will Examine ‘The Talk’ Exit In Fox Nation Documentary

The Murdochs, From Page To Screen

Greed. Betrayal. Family backstabbing. The rise of the Murdochs, the world’s most powerful media family, which was chronicled in a three-part, 20,000-word investigation published in The New York Times Magazine in 2019, had all the right ingredients for a gripping documentary series. Some might say it had Succession-level drama. The drama was brought indeed in The Murdochs: Empire of Influence, a new documentary series that premiered on CNN+ last month and will be broadcast on CNN later this year.

CNN Sets Premiere Date for Russian Dissident Doc ‘Navalny’

Jack Willis, TV Producer And Empathetic Filmmaker, Dies At 87

HBO Pulls Larry David Documentary Hours Before Its Scheduled Premiere

HBO has pulled tonight’s premiere of The Larry David Story, a two-part documentary about the award-winning producer/writer and comedian, at David’s request. In a tweet on Monday, HBO Documentaries announced “The #LarryDavidStory on @HBOMax is being postponed. Instead, Larry has decided he wants to do it in front of an audience. Stay tuned for more info.”

Latenight TV Icon Tom Snyder Getting Documentary Treatment

WLS Chicago Documentary Strings Together ‘Classic Whodunit’ On Stolen Violin

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WMAQ Chicago Releases Original Doc About Emmitt Till

Former ‘Cheer’ Star Jerry Harris Pleads Guilty In Child Pornography Case

CHICAGO (AP) — Jerry Harris, former star of the Netflix documentary series “Cheer,” pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges of receiving child pornography and soliciting sex from minors that could keep him in prison for decades. During a change of plea hearing in federal court in Chicago, Harris pleaded guilty to one count of traveling […]

Spike Lee To Direct Colin Kaepernick Docuseries For ESPN

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spike Lee will direct a multi-part documentary for ESPN on Colin Kaepernick that features extensive interviews with the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and access to his personal archive. ESPN Films announced Tuesday that Lee would weave never-before-seen footage from Kaepernick’s archive to provide “a full, first-person account of his journey.” […]

Susan Zirinsky, Tied To CBS News’ Past, Wants To Build Its Streaming Future

Susan Zirinsky, former CBS News president, is back in a job where she can do one of her favorite things: tell a few stories. Zirinsky heads See It Now Studios, an independent production unit that she expects to launch documentary films and series for a range of ViacomCBS properties as well as outside parties. “I’m not a sliver of the network, or producing just for the inside,” she says. “My mandate is to be a studio.”

WRAPPING UP 2021

The Best Documentary Series Of 2021

Docuseries mushroomed in 2021 as streamers ramped up their offerings, and viewers were the beneficiaries. The wide array of series ran the gamut from investigative to ruminative, tackling sports, crime and music. At their best, they stood tall against the year’s top TV series overall.

Diane Weyermann, Award-Winning Documentary Producer, Dies At 66

Why NBC News Is Going To The Movies

NBC News is an enterprise built on 30-minute and 60-minute increments of TV journalism. Its executives are now starting to think about longer blocks of time. NBC News’ presence at Toronto International Film Festival this week signals its growing ambitions in the documentary space after forming the Studios in early 2020.

Spike Lee Removes 9/11 Conspiracy Theories From HBO Docuseries

In ‘Andy Griffith Show’ Documentary, NC Native Sheds New Light On Mythical Mayberry

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KSLA Shreveport Doc Prompts Police Changes

Local police officers responding to 911 calls in the Shreveport area sometimes encounter people suffering mental breakdowns, often leading to tragic results. KSLA’s Breakdown: The Frontline Response to the Mental Health Crisis documentary led to a change in how the area’s first responders react to psychiatric emergencies.

Dan Rather Feature Doc In The Works At Fremantle’s Original Productions

Hulu To Produce, Release ‘1619 Project’ Documentary Series

‘Independent Lens’ Partners With PBS For Documentaries On Civics, Justice System