EXCLUSIVE: The tumultuous political climate in 2018 has opened the door for fly-on-the-wall documentaries about major political institutions such as the United Nations and the European Union. I hear that Vice-owned producer Pulse Films has secured access to the global political organization, while UK broadcaster Channel 4 has announced a behind-the-scenes series within the EU.
I understand that Pulse Films secured access to the UN last week and the company, which has produced television series including History’s The New Age of Terror and BBC race doc Black Is The New Black as well as feature docs such as Sundance entry Trophy, is set to take the project out to U.S and UK broadcasters and streaming services in the New Year. The United Nations is currently in the middle of its first visit to North Korea in six years, while President Donald Trump
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EXCLUSIVE: Abramorama and Gathr Films have acquired North American theatrical rights to the Joe Berlinger documentary Intent to Destroy, a film-within-a film that centers on the Armenian genocide of 1915 and was a critical favorite at this year’s Tribeca and Hot Docs Film Festivals. Abramorama will release the film theatrically on Nov. 10 in New York and Los Angeles followed by select cities nationwide. Gathr Films will then expand the release with one-night-only event screenings through its crowd-sourced theatrical distribution platform Theatrical On Demand.
Produced by Survival Pictures (The Promise), RadicalMedia, and Third Eye Motion Picture Company in association with Bloom Project, Berlinger’s 13th feature-length documentary embeds history with the story of director Terry George’s intent to explore the reality of the genocide through his film The Promise. That includes the subsequent campaign launched by genocide deniers.
“We consider it a privilege to be part of this process
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