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BBC announces new documentaries, including one on US hate crimes

BBC announces new documentaries, including one on US hate crimes

The BBC has announced a range of new documentary commissions across their various channels. Among them a series of three documentaries on hate crimes in the US, two focusing specifically on crimes committed against members of the LGBT community. … Read entire article »

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Louis Theroux returns to BBC with two new feature docs

Louis Theroux returns to BBC with two new feature docs

BBC Two has announced that Louis Theroux will return this year with two films based in the UK, as he takes a look at alcohol addiction and brain injury. … Read entire article »

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BBC to explore assisted suicide question in new documentary

BBC to explore assisted suicide question in new documentary

How to Die: Simon’s Choice is a one-off 90-minute observational documentary telling the remarkable and poignant story of one man facing the unimaginable decision of whether to end his life at a suicide clinic.  … Read entire article »

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Searching for Sugar Man producer takes on iconic fashion magazine

Searching for Sugar Man producer takes on iconic fashion magazine

Academy Award-winning documentary film producer Simon Chinn and his cousin, Emmy Award-winning Jonathan Chinn, will be working on a new 2-part TV documentary on the British iconic style magazine Vogue. … Read entire article »

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Dark Horse director to helm Ken Loach documentary

Dark Horse director to helm Ken Loach documentary

British director Louise Osmond, who was behind the Sundance winning hit Dark Horse, will direct the upcoming theatrical documentary on Ken Loach. … Read entire article »

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Sheffield Doc/Fest announces new BBC Licence Fee session

Sheffield Doc/Fest announces new BBC Licence Fee session

Sheffield Doc/Fest has announced a new session for Tuesday 9 June discussing the future of the BBC licence fee and how the BBC can make better use of documentaries and the wider documentary industry. Ahead of the session the festival asks delegates to partake in a survey.  … Read entire article »

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Searching for Sugar Man, Dogging Tales among Grierson shortlist

Searching for Sugar Man, Dogging Tales among Grierson shortlist

The Grierson Trust has announced the shortlist for the 2013 British Documentary Awards. Eight films are shortlisted in each of the 12 categories including two new categories for this year: ITN Source Best Documentary on Current Affairs and Documentary Presenter of the Year. … Read entire article »

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