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3 items from 2015

What’s Up Doc?: Wiseman Rises to New “Heights” & Rivers Shooting “The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers” in Morocco

6 July 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

It’s been a surprisingly interesting month of moving and shaking in terms of doc development. Just a month after making his first public funding pitch at Toronto’s Hot Docs Forum, legendary doc filmmaker Frederick Wiseman took to Kickstarter to help cover the remaining expenses for his 40th feature film In Jackson Heights (see the film’s first trailer below). Unrelentingly rigorous in his determination to capture the American institutional landscape on film, his latest continues down this thematic rabbit hole, taking on the immensely diverse New York City neighborhood of Jackson Heights as his latest subject. According to the Kickstarter page, Wiseman is currently editing the 120 hours of rushes he shot with hopes of having the film ready for a fall festival premiere (my guess would be Tiff, where both National Gallery and At Berkeley made their North American debut), though he’s currently quite a ways away from his $75,000 goal. »

- Jordan M. Smith

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Legendary’s Thomas Tull Producing Math-Science Documentary

10 June 2015 1:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Legendary and Konwiser Brothers Entertainment are producing an untitled feature-length documentary designed to inspire American youth to become passionate about mathematics and science.

Kip and Kern Konwiser will write and direct the project, as well as produce with Legendary topper Thomas Tull. The producers are aiming to use the film as a catalyst to start a dialog about how America can regain its status as a world leader in those fields.

The announcement noted that the U.S. ranks 30th out of 65 developed nations in math knowledge and 23rd in science. The film is aimed at showing how these two disciplines impact many areas including sports, pop culture, academia, government, healthcare, technology and entertainment.

Tull is a member of the board of trustees of Carnegie Mellon University. He also serves as a board member for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and is part owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers. »

- Dave McNary

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Math & Science To Star In Documentary From Legendary

10 June 2015 10:17 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Legendary is set to produce a feature-length documentary with the aim of inspiring American youth to become passionate about math and science. The film, to be written and directed by Emmy winners Kip and Kern Konwiser, will show how the two disciplines impact all areas of our lives from sports, pop-culture, academia, to government, health care, technology and entertainment. Currently, the U.S. ranks 30th out of 65 developed nations in math and 23rd in science, Legendary… »

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