Nat Geo announces 2020-2021 schedule: Bobby Bones, Cesar Milan, Gordon Ramsay and ‘Genius: Aretha’ at last?

Nat Geo announces 2020-2021 schedule: Bobby Bones, Cesar Milan, Gordon Ramsay and ‘Genius: Aretha’ at last? On Thursday, May 21, National Geographic and Nat Geo Wild announced their slate of new and returning programs for the 2020-2021 TV season. So what offerings can we expect from the multimedia platform? ...

TV Academy Reiterates Oscar-Nominated Streaming Films Not Eligible for Emmys

TV Academy Reiterates Oscar-Nominated Streaming Films Not Eligible for Emmys In light of the Oscars allowing streaming films to be eligible for awards this cycle, the TV Academy re-iterated its own rule that any program that gets nominated for an Oscar will be disqualified ...

Programs Nominated for Oscars Can No Longer Compete for Emmys

Programs Nominated for Oscars Can No Longer Compete for Emmys The Television Academy is creating a stronger divide between the Emmy Awards and the Oscars. In recent years, documentaries such as “Oj: Made in America” and “Free Solo” have won the Academy Award for ...

TV Academy Clarifies Rules Preventing Oscar and Emmy Double Dipping

TV Academy Clarifies Rules Preventing Oscar and Emmy Double Dipping The Television Academy has ruled: No more double dipping. After several years of documentary projects walking the line between the Oscars and Emmys — and finding the loophole to submit for both — the ...

After a ‘Free Solo’ sweep, can Nat Geo strike Emmy gold again with Oscar nominee ‘The Cave’?

After a ‘Free Solo’ sweep, can Nat Geo strike Emmy gold again with Oscar nominee ‘The Cave’? Nat Geo was in seventh heaven last year after its Oscar-winning documentary “Free Solo” won all seven Emmy categories for which it was nominated. Now, it’ll look to extend that run with another ...

Disney Plus Goes Live in India Almost Three Weeks Early

Disney Plus Goes Live in India Almost Three Weeks Early Mouse House streamer Disney Plus went live in India on Wednesday, 18 days before the previously announced launch date of March 29. Disney’s existing Indian streamer Hotstar app is now rebranded as ...

Jared Leto Recalls How He 'Nearly Died' While Rock Climbing with Free Solo's Alex Honnold

Jared Leto Recalls How He 'Nearly Died' While Rock Climbing with Free Solo's Alex Honnold Jared Leto is opening up about the near-death experience he had while rock climbing with Free Solo subject Alex Honnold. On Friday, the Suicide Squad star, 48, spoke about when he “nearly died” while ...

Disney+ Unveils Full UK Launch Slate Including ‘The Simpsons’ & Handful Of Feature Films Not Available On U.S. Service

Disney+ Unveils Full UK Launch Slate Including ‘The Simpsons’ & Handful Of Feature Films Not Available On U.S. Service Disney has unveiled the full content lineup for the Disney+ UK launch – officially unveiling its slew of The Simpsons seasons as well as a handful of films that are not available in the U.S. The ...

‘Free Solo’ Team to Direct Universal’s Thai Cave Rescue Movie

‘Free Solo’ Team to Direct Universal’s Thai Cave Rescue Movie How many more Thai soccer teams must be rescued from caves before Hollywood has its fill? At least one more. Universal has tapped the Oscar-winning filmmaking team behind Free Solo to helm their Thai ...

‘Free Solo’ Directors To Helm A New Thriller About The 2018 Thai Cave Rescue For Universal

‘Free Solo’ Directors To Helm A New Thriller About The 2018 Thai Cave Rescue For Universal It’s not completely common to see acclaimed documentary filmmakers become attached to narrative action films or thrillers. But in the case of filmmakers Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, their ...

‘Free Solo’ Directors Boarding Thai Cave Rescue Movie

‘Free Solo’ Directors Boarding Thai Cave Rescue Movie “Free Solo” filmmakers Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi have become attached to direct a movie about the 2018 rescue of the Wild Boar boys soccer team from a cave in Thailand for Universal and Cavalry ...

National Geographic Films Buys Documentary ‘Saudi Runaway’

National Geographic Films Buys Documentary ‘Saudi Runaway’ National Geographic Documentary Films has bought the documentary “Saudi Runaway,” which follows a young woman in Saudi Arabia attempting to flee the country before her arranged marriage. The deal was ...

National Geographic Documentary Films acquires ‘Saudi Runaway’

National Geographic Documentary Films acquires ‘Saudi Runaway’ Rise and Shine World Sales, Cinetic represented filmmakers. National Geographic Documentary Films has acquired recent Sundance entry Saudi Runaway ahead of its European premiere at the Berlinale ...

Madman Entertainment banks on ‘High Ground’ and ‘Hearts and Bones’

‘High Ground.’ For Madman Entertainment 2019 was the distributor’s most consistent year ever, with 14 films each grossing more than $500,000 at Australian cinemas – and the 2020 slate looks even ...

Concordia Studio Took ‘Boys State’ From Two-Page Pitch to Record-Breaking $12 Million Sundance Deal

Concordia Studio Took ‘Boys State’ From Two-Page Pitch to Record-Breaking $12 Million Sundance Deal As audiences embrace documentaries for their gripping and bingeable truths, another trend has developed in parallel: Oscar-winning documentary directors who launch studios devoted to producing ...

‘Honeyland,’ Netflix, Williams and ‘Joker’ Are Oscar Nominee Breakthroughs

‘Honeyland,’ Netflix, Williams and ‘Joker’ Are Oscar Nominee Breakthroughs As far as the Academy’s concerned, “Honeyland” is the bee’s knees. A Macedonian beekeeper’s struggle to sustain an ancient way of life picked up three jury prizes at 2019’s Sundance Film Festival. ...

Oscar winning movies on Hulu right now

In the mood to watch some Oscar-winners but you don’t have a blu-ray player? You’re in luck! Did you know there’s a treasure trove of Academy Award-winning titles currently streaming on Hulu? Take a ...

Can National Geographic win its second straight documentary Oscar with ‘The Cave’?

Can National Geographic win its second straight documentary Oscar with ‘The Cave’? Last year, “Free Solo” took home the Best Documentary Oscar, giving National Geographic its first Oscar win. Could the company make it two victories in a row? Nat Geo, which produces documentaries ...

Nat Geo Doc 'Torn' Will Aim to Follow in Footsteps of 'Free Solo' (Exclusive)

Nat Geo Doc 'Torn' Will Aim to Follow in Footsteps of 'Free Solo' (Exclusive) One year after Free Solo won the best documentary feature Oscar and in the same month that The Cave was nominated for it, another project from National Geographic Documentary Films could be headed for ...

Gordon Lightfoot Documentary To Hit Theaters In May In Greenwich Entertainment Deal

Exclusive: Greenwich Entertainment has acquired domestic rights to Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind, the feature documentary written, directed and produced by Martha Kehoe and Joan Tosoni. ...

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