SundanceTV has ordered four-part true crime documentary series Murder in the Heartland: In Cold Blood Revisited (working title), a reexamination of the crime chronicled in Truman Capote’s landmark book and Oscar-nominated film, for premiere next year. 375 more words
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It makes all too much sense that ill-fated Artisan Films pumped out a sequel to their 1999 box-office success, The Blair Witch Project. Questions of whether certain meticulously-arranged rock piles should be disturbed was a non-issue, and any sense of story continuity was jettisoned in favor of a hackneyed, nonsensical plot. 661 more words
EXCLUSIVE: At a $60,000 negative cost and a $248 million worldwide gross, the original Blair Witch Project remains an impossibly profitable no-budget found-footage genre film in movie history. 729 more words
Following the massive success of The Blair Witch Project, Artisan Films wanted a sequel, sooner rather than later. Artisan got in touch with the writers/directors of the first film, but they turned Artisan down, saying they wanted to wait a few years to make a great sequel. 1,386 more words
EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger has joined the International Documentary Association’s (IDA) board of directors.
Said IDA Board President, Marjan Safinia in a statement: “Two years ago, at the inaugural Getting Real 2014 documentary conference, Joe Berlinger spoke movingly about the power of the IDA community rallying to support him as he dealt with law suits from Chevron in response to his film… 317 more words
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