documentary

Michael Jackson brothers say accusers’ film neglects facts

LOS ANGELES / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) The family of Michael Jackson had a feeling the years-old child molestation allegations against the pop superstar would resurface at some point. So they say they weren’t entirely surprised to learn that a forthcoming HBO documentary would feature two of his accusers. “I thought, ‘Oh here we go again,’” … Continue reading Michael Jackson brothers say accusers’ film neglects facts

ANKARA, Turkey | Sean Penn working on documentary on Saudi writer’s death

ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish official says Sean Penn is in Turkey working on a documentary about the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Yasin Aktay, an adviser to Turkey’s president, tells The Associated Press on Thursday that the two-time Oscar winner interviewed him in Ankara as part of his … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Sean Penn working on documentary on Saudi writer’s death

AKRON, Ohio | Documentary to feature school backed by LeBron James

AKRON, Ohio  — An Ohio school backed by NBA star LeBron James will be the subject of a feature-length documentary. The Akron Beacon Journal reports the Akron Public Schools has approved a deal with a New York City production company to document the first year of the I Promise School. The school opened in July … Continue reading AKRON, Ohio | Documentary to feature school backed by LeBron James

NEW YORK | Ava DuVernay to make Prince documentary for Netflix

NEW YORK — Ava DuVernay is making a multipart documentary on Prince for Netflix with the support of the late musician’s estate. The director on Tuesday confirmed Twitter reports late Monday that she’s working on the film. The documentary will be made with extensive use of Prince’s archives and will span the artist’s entire life. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Ava DuVernay to make Prince documentary for Netflix

NEW YORK | ‘First Reformed’ leads Gotham Awards nominees

NEW YORK — Paul Schrader’s religious thriller “First Reformed” is the leading nominee for the 28th annual Gotham Awards, including nods for best feature and best actor for star Ethan Hawke. The Independent Filmmaker Project announced nominations for the 28th annual IFP Gotham Awards on Thursday. The period drama “The Favourite” snagged two nominations and … Continue reading NEW YORK | ‘First Reformed’ leads Gotham Awards nominees

HARARE, Zimbabwe | New Zimbabwe documentary on massacres takes aim at president

HARARE, Zimbabwe — A new documentary on massacres by Zimbabwe’s military has led to harsh exchanges as the 1980s killings challenge a new president who preaches unity but refuses to apologize for his alleged role in one of the country’s deepest wounds. The screening in the capital, Harare, would have been almost impossible under former … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | New Zimbabwe documentary on massacres takes aim at president

LONDON | Meghan reveals ‘something blue’ she wore at royal wedding

LONDON— It’s an old tradition that a bride should have something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue on her wedding day, and the Duchess of Sussex followed that when she wed Prince Harry. The former Meghan Markle has revealed in a television documentary that she had a piece of blue fabric from the … Continue reading LONDON | Meghan reveals ‘something blue’ she wore at royal wedding

LONDON | Journalists who worked on documentary arrested in N Ireland

LONDON — Two journalists who worked on a documentary about a mass killing in Northern Ireland were arrested Friday on suspicion of stealing confidential documents. Police said two men, aged 51 and 48, were arrested in Belfast on Friday morning by officers investigating the alleged theft of documents from Northern Ireland’s police ombudsman. Academy Award-winning … Continue reading LONDON | Journalists who worked on documentary arrested in N Ireland

LONDON | Peter Jackson’s WWI film to premiere at London Film Festival

LONDON— “The Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson’s new film — a documentary that transforms grainy footage from World War I into color — has a title and a world premiere date at the London Film Festival in October. The festival said Tuesday that “They Shall Not Grow Old” will be screened in London … Continue reading LONDON | Peter Jackson’s WWI film to premiere at London Film Festival

Britain’s queen discusses weight of the crown in documentary

LONDON/January 12, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has revealed the secrets of giving a speech while wearing a weighty crown, in unusually candid comments that are part of a new documentary on her 1953 coronation and the symbolism of the crown jewels. Among the revelations of the BBC program airing Sunday is that the crown jewels … Continue reading Britain’s queen discusses weight of the crown in documentary

HBO’s documentary chief, Sheila Nevins, leaving network

NEW YORK/December 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The woman who has run HBO’s documentary unit for 38 years and has been a key gatekeeper in the making of its nonfiction films says she will be stepping down early next year. Sheila Nevins has worked on productions that have won 32 Emmy Awards, 42 Peabody Awards and 26 … Continue reading HBO’s documentary chief, Sheila Nevins, leaving network

Spurlock’s ‘Super Size Me’ sequel pulled from Sundance fest

LOS ANGELES / December 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Morgan Spurlock’s latest documentary will not premiere at the Sundance Film Festival as planned. The remaining partners in his production company said Friday that they removed “Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!” from the Sundance slate in light of Spurlock’s confessions of sexual misconduct this week. Warrior … Continue reading Spurlock’s ‘Super Size Me’ sequel pulled from Sundance fest

Finder of potential game-changing Earhart pix tells story

NEW YORK/July 7, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The retired federal agent who discovered what he believes is the first photographic evidence of Amelia Earhart alive and well after crash-landing in the Pacific Ocean during her attempted round-the-world flight says he didn’t initially capture the significance of the image until years later. The black-and-white photo is of … Continue reading Finder of potential game-changing Earhart pix tells story