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Toronto: ‘Merchants of Doubt’ Director Exposes Energy and Tobacco Lobby

10 September 2014 6:13 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Robert Kenner’s “Merchants of Doubt” pulls back the curtain on the illusionists deployed by oil, gas and tobacco companies to use pseudo-science and spin to create an alternate reality in which cigarettes and gas guzzlers are our friends.

“The American public believes in science unless it’s inconvenient,” Kenner said during a dinner for the film shortly before his new documentary premiered at the Toronto Film Festival on Tuesday.

The film is a mordantly funny indictment of this army of well-heeled prevaricators. Inspired by the book of the same name by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, Kenner benefits by being able to show these spin-masters in their element, as they thrust, parry, and smile, always smile, on cable news programs.

Global warming may be real, and it may not be, we need more time to study it, they good-naturedly reassure viewers. It’s not clear that tobacco kills, »

- Brent Lang

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Exclusive: Blu-Ray Film Clip from 'Fed Up'

9 September 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

RADiUS-twc provided Latino-Review with an Exclusive film clip from the Documentary film "Fed Up" which is out today on Blu-Ray.

For the past 30 years, everything we thought we knew about food and exercise is dead wrong. "Fed Up" is the film the food industry doesn't want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of "An Inconvenient Truth") and director Stephanie Soechtig, "Fed Up" will change the way you eat forever.

Have a look at the film clip below which is an eye opener.

Source: RADiUS-twc »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Fed Up | Blu-ray Review

9 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

It’s no secret that in the last couple decades the number of overweight children in the United States has grown at an alarming rate. The statistics are shocking. Not long ago, one in twenty kids may have had an issue with weight, but now, one in every five faces obesity and the long list of unpleasant consequences that come with it. With the rise of personal fitness and calorie cutting processed foods, how could this be? As the question ominously looms over the American public at large, famed television journalist Katie Couric and seasoned issue-doc director Stephanie Soechtig have teamed up, put together an all-star cast and crew of medical and political experts who aim to expose the ugly truths within the answer. Bolstered by the presence of producer Laurie David on board, Fed Up aims to be the food industry equivalent to what An Inconvenient Truth was to the environmental movement. »

- Jordan M. Smith

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Participant Media, Changing Its Stripes, Sells Thriller 'Out of the Dark' to Vertical Entertainment

25 August 2014 2:41 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Ten years after its founding, Participant Media has released some 55 films, from docs "An Inconvenient Truth," "Food, Inc.," "Waiting for ‘Superman'" to upcoming Toronto International Film Festival title "Merchants of Doubt" to uplifting features such as "Good Night, and Good Luck," "Syriana," "The Help," "Contagion" and "Lincoln." As Participant prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary at Toronto with the world premiere of animated “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet,” the company led by eBay co-founder Jeff Skoll has been broadening its narrowly defined social action niche to include commercial feature fare. The message is still there--but it's more hidden. In one example, the company just sold U.S. rights to supernatural thriller "Out of the Dark," starring Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman, and Stephen Rea, to Vertical Entertainment »

- Anne Thompson

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J.C. Chandor to helm film about Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster

13 July 2014 1:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Deadline, the director of last year’s critically acclaimed human survival film All Is Lost is heading back to sea, and will helm a film about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig tragedy.

The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 men and injured 17 others. The ensuing gush of oil into the ocean wasn’t capped for three months, becoming the second-largest U.S. environmental disaster in history.

Chandor is set to direct the film, which is described as being “the survival story [about] the courage shown by those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig,” after finishing post-production on his latest project, A Most Violent Year, which stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain.

Written by Matthew Sand (Ninja Assassin) and Matthew Michael Carnahan (Lions for LambsWorld War Z), Deepwater Horizon will be overseen by Transformers franchise producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian, »

- James Garcia

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Deepwater Horizon Disaster Movie Draws ‘All Is Lost’ Director J.C. Chandor

11 July 2014 11:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

J.C. Chandor, director of “All Is Lost,” has come on board Summit and Participant Media’s movie on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig tragedy.

Summit and Participant acquired feature rights in 2011 to The New York Times article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour,” written in December by David Barstow, David Rohde, and Stephanie Saul.

The 2010 explosion of Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 men working on the platform and injured 17 others. The subsequent gusher wasn’t capped for three months.

Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (“Red,” the “Transformers” franchise) and Mark Vahradian are producing. Matthew Sand penned the first draft of the script and Matthew Michael Carnahan wrote the most recent draft.

The project is in line with Participant’s focus on issue-oriented projects such as “The Help,” “Lincoln,” “An Inconvenient Truth,” “Good Night, and Good Luck,” “The Cove,” “Waiting for  Superman” and “Fair Game.”

Chandor is in post-production on “A Most Violent Year »

- Dave McNary

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Spent: Looking For Change Movie Review – Tackling The Breakdown In Banking

9 July 2014 7:54 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Spent: Looking for Change Movie Review

The cold truth is that far too often problems simply don’t seem to exist until we find a way to put a face on them, unless they touch us directly. Spent: Looking for Change is a documentary short that hopes to put that face on the death spiral that is the general banking and finance system in America.

Everyone has a general idea of the difficulties people face when it comes to credit scores, and the problems that might be faced by those who, because of hard times, find themselves forced out of the normal banking system, but these things are easy to put out of one’s mind. Like a lot of “things that aren’t happening to me right now,” convincing ourselves that the problem isn’t that big is a trick we have a lot of experience with.

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- Marc Eastman

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Spotlight on Billionaire Jeff Skoll

6 July 2014 10:40 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Robert Welkos Name: Jeff Skoll Net Worth: $2.7 billion (TheRichest.com) to $3.8 billion (Forbes) Source Of Wealth: eBay ‘Bio: Born to a middle-class family in Canada, Skoll graduated with honors in electrical engineering program at the University of Toronto, then went backpacking around the world before entering Stanford Business School, where he earned an Mba degree. He was the first full-time employee and first president of eBay, the Internet auction firm. He sold a portion of his company holdings for $2 billion. In 1999. he created the Skoll Foundation, which quickly became the world’s largest foundation for social entrepreneurship. In 2004, he created the movie production company Participant Media. In 2009. he founded the Skoll Global Threats Fund, focusing on issues that could bring the world to its knees: climate change, water scarcity, pandemics, nuclear proliferation and Middle East conflict. Marital Status: Single Hollywood Connections: Participant Media seeks to make films that »

- Robert W. Welkos

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Director Davis Guggenheim ('Teach') on education: 'Where the battle for America is won or lost' (Exclusive Video)

14 June 2014 2:22 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Oscar-winner Davis Guggenheim ("An Inconvenient Truth") has directed three feature documentaries about American public education:"The First Year," "Waiting for 'Superman,'" and now "Teach," which aired on the Pivot network and is up for an Emmy nomination for Best Documentary or Nonfiction Special. If there's one thing he's learned it's that the most important factor in students' success is the quality of their teachers. "Everyone who works in schools, they know what works is great teaching," said Guggenheim in our recent webcam chat (watch below). -Break- Who will win Emmys this year? Click here to see our complete racetrack odds As he explained, "You can go to a school that is low on funding, tough neighborhood, but they've got great teachers – that school has a shot. And you could have the opposite, which is a school that has everything, the highest, mos..."' »

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Join our live Emmy chat with director Davis Guggenheim ('Teach') this Thursday

11 June 2014 4:12 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

This Thursday, we'll talk with director Davis Guggenheim about his documentary "Teach," which premiered last September on Pivot, a network launched in August 2013 targeting millennial viewers. Join us for our live chat on June 12, at 3:30pm Pt/6:30pm Et on Gold Derby's home page. -Break- Follow Gold Derby on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, iTunes and YouTube Guggenheim is probably best known for directing the 2006 documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," in which former vice president Al Gore brought attention to the climate change crisis. A rare crossover box office success for a documentary, it won Guggenheim an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. With "Teach," Guggenheim continues to bring attention to the American education system; he previously directed two other films on the subject: "The First Year" (2001) and "Waiting for 'Superman'" (2010). Narrated »

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Join our live Emmy chat with Davis Guggenheim ('Teach' director) this Thursday

11 June 2014 4:12 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

This Thursday, we'll talk with director Davis Guggenheim about his documentary "Teach," which premiered last September on Pivot, a network launched in August 2013 targeting millennial viewers. Join us for our live chat on June 12, at 3:30pm Pt/6:30pm Et on Gold Derby's home page. -Break- Follow Gold Derby on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, iTunes and YouTube Guggenheim is probably best known for directing the 2006 documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," in which former vice president Al Gore brought attention to the climate change crisis. A rare crossover box office success for a documentary, it won Guggenheim an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. With "Teach," Guggenheim continues to bring attention to the American education system; he previously directed two other films on the subject: "The First Year" (2001) and "Waiting for 'Superman'" (2010). Narrated »

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The Young Turks Get Into Documentary Distribution With ‘Spent’

29 May 2014 3:38 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

The Young Turks are bringing their viewers a high-profile documentary feature. The left-leaning news channel will distribute Spent: Looking For Change, a critical look inside the American banking system that is produced by Academy Award-winner Davis Guggenheim and sponsored by American Express. Spent focuses on the financial institutions that use fees and interest to hamstring a reported 70 million Americans. It is the latest film produced by Guggenheim, who has previously helmed critically-acclaimed documentaries such as An Inconvenient Truth, It Might Get Loud, and Waiting For "Superman". Here, he has teamed up with director Derek Dineen and American Express, which has hosted the film's trailer on its YouTube channel. Spent takes on a topic that the Young Turks team frequently discusses (income inequality), so it is likely to be a big hit with the channel's audience of more than 1.5 million subscribers. The film will debut online on June 4th, when it »

- Sam Gutelle

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Docurama wants to be your home for free, on-demand documentaries -- Exclusive

20 May 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Documentaries serve a crucial role in our culture — not only because they can challenge the way we look at the world, but also because, occasionally, they might actually prod us off our collective asses to do something. An Inconvenient Truth, Bowling for Columbine, Paradise Lost: these films motivated some moviegoers to get involved in important issues in ways they never thought they would. Other documentaries aren’t trying to change the world necessarily, but  still discover and dissect fascinating people and events in ways that fiction can’t or won’t. Offer me Michael Mann’s Ali and Leon Gast’s When We Were Kings, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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5 Must-See Food Docs From 'Fed Up' Producer Laurie David (Video)

16 May 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Food documentaries are among the most talked about and critically acclaimed of the genre -- especially when they blow the lid off of something we've always thought true or taken for granted. Now, another thought-provoking doc of that ilk joins the mix. "Fed Up," from director Stephanie Soechtig ("Tapped"), producer Laurie David ("An Inconvenient Truth"), and journalist Katie Couric, takes a hard look at America's growing obesity problem, revealing information that the food industry really doesn't want you to know.

In the spirit of documentaries like "Fed Up," which is in theaters now, we asked producer Laurie David to share her list of must-see food docs. "Food rules, and I will watch any doc that impacts my own personal knowledge of what I'm eating and feeding my kids," she tells us.

And with that, here are her top five food documentaries. »

- Moviefone Staff

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Fed Up | Review

9 May 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

David vs. Goliath: Soechtig Takes on the Food Industry with Child Obesity Exposé that Begs to Differ on the Pizza as Vegetable Issue

It’s no secret that in the last couple decades the number of overweight children in the United States has grown at an alarming rate. The statistics are shocking. Not long ago, one in twenty kids may have had an issue with weight, but now, one in every five faces obesity and the long list of unpleasant consequences that come with it. With the rise of personal fitness and calorie cutting processed foods, how could this be? As the question ominously looms over the American public at large, famed television journalist Katie Couric and seasoned issue-doc director Stephanie Soechtig have teamed up, put together an all-star cast and crew of medical and political experts who aim to expose the ugly truths within the answer. Bolstered by the »

- Jordan M. Smith

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Katie Couric on 'Fed Up' and the Perils of Food Politics

9 May 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The latest documentary to tackle the tangle of American food politics, Fed Up focuses its lens on one specific aspect of the you-are-what-you-eat battle: childhood obesity rates. Directed by Stephanie Soechtig and produced by Katie Couric and Laurie David (An Inconvenient Truth), the film follows four overweight teens to their doctor's appointments, sports practices, and home kitchens, in an attempt to answer the question of why these children can't seem to lose weight. 

Is 'Fed Up' the Next 'Inconvenient Truth and Other Sundance 2014 Questions

"The solution is eating »

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Fed Up Review [Hot Docs 2014]

8 May 2014 7:07 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ten years ago, Morgan Spurlock’s super-sized diet showed audiences just how drastically fast food could affect one’s physical, physiological and psychological well-being. Around the same time, Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation exposed an industry at the helm of a nation’s obesity epidemic. Now, in 2014, news anchor Katie Couric and An Inconvenient Truth producer Laurie David have served audiences another portion of healthy, thoughtful subject matter about the food we eat and what it is doing to us.

Fed Up is a sometimes effective, sometimes questionable doc that wants to figure out why a nation filled with low-calorie options and raised on exercise videos still has trouble losing weight. The results are hardly revelatory, but that does not mean Stephanie Soechtig’s film is worthless viewing, especially for students and families. Even if there are oversights throughout, the doc raises some important concerns.

Over montages of alarming news reports, »

- Jordan Adler

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Exclusive: Watch a Clip from Producer Katie Couric's Obesity Doc 'Fed Up'

8 May 2014 2:38 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Stephanie Soechtig's potently disturbing documentary "Fed Up," nominated for the 2014 Sundance Grand Jury Prize, sets out to dispel myths and shatter illusions surrounding the American food machine. Produced by Katie Couric and Laurie David ("An Inconvenient Truth"), the film suggests that when it comes to diet and exercise, we're doing it all wrong. Watch an exclusive clip below. Soechtig previously wrote and produced 2009's "Tapped," a documentary expose on the ramifications of the bottled-water industry. "Fed Up" opens nationwide on May 9 -- that's today -- via RADiUS-twc. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Fed Up premiere at MoMA

8 May 2014 6:50 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Katie Couric shares a laugh at the Fed Up MoMA premiere with fellow Us journalist Savannah Guthrie, who is expecting: "I'm pregnant now, and that is a huge perspective changer in terms of what you put in your body" Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze At the Museum of Modern Art, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg with Claire Danes, Liv Tyler, Savannah Guthrie, Mariska Hargitay, Matt Lauer, Debra Messing and Martha Stewart hosted the New York premiere screening of Stephanie Soechtig's vital documentary Fed Up. The RADiUS – TWC’s film, co-executive produced by Academy Award winner Laurie David (An Inconvenient Truth) with narrator Katie Couric, could change the way you eat - and most likely, it should.

Among those who joined the hosts to show their support were Theory designer Olivier Theyskens, Shep Gordon, Jodi Applegate, Adrian Grenier, Jon Cryer, Chuck Scarborough, Bridget Moynahan, Naomi Wolf, Dr Nicole Avena, Maggie Valentine and her family. »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Katie Couric's ‘Fed Up’ Documentary Accused of ‘Getting the Facts Wrong’

7 May 2014 9:54 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The nation's food makers are throwing their dishes at “Fed Up,” the documentary narrated by Katie Couric that suggests that American's obesity is a result of the country putting food industry profits ahead of Americans’ health. Couric is the documentary's executive producer along with Laurie David,  producer of  “An Inconvenient Truth,” and Regina Scully  of “The Invisible War.” See also: Katie Couric Eyed as Savannah Guthrie's Temporary ‘Today Show’ Replacement In a statement on Tuesday, Grocery Manufacturers Association President and CEO Pamela G. Bailey said “Fed Up” presents an unfair and inaccurate view of the packaged food industry. She said the food and. »

- Ira Teinowitz

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