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Read More: Why We Bought Your Film: Top Distributors Answer the Tough Questions At one of this week's Ifp Film Week panels, two documentary producers at the top of their game weighed in on what it's like to work in the increasingly fast-paced industry, and shared some tips on how to handle the role of creative producer. Nancy Goldman, Svp of HBO Documentary Films and Julie Goldman, founder of Motto Pictures, whose credits include "Best of Enemies," "The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble," "Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present," "Buck" and "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry," sat down to talk. What do you need to be a good creative producer? "I think creative producing and executive producing are in a similar place, but the intensive, hands-on version is the creative producer," explained Goldman. In short, the creative producer does everything. "Ideally, you should be across »
- Aubrey Page
One of the most prolific documentary producers around, Julie Goldman, takes the main stage this afternoon at Ifp’s Screen Forward conference to talk about the evolving practice of non-fiction production. With producing credits going back to 1997, Goldman has produced or executive produced such notable films as Buck, Beware of Mr. Baker, 1971 , Best of Enemies and Manhunt: The Search for Bin Laden. She’s currently producing through her production company, Motto, which has allowed her to increase the quantity of her production, just one of several topics she discusses below. Filmmaker: Your producing credits go back to 1997, yet […] »
- Scott Macaulay
The film will be directed by Michael Mayer, who won a Tony in 2007 for “Spring Awakening” and was nominated for “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” last year. It has been adapted by playwright Stephen Karam, who wrote Pulitzer Prize finalist “Sons of the Prophet.” The producers are Leslie Urdang (“Rabbit Hole”), actor-producer Tom Hulce (“Amadeus”) and Bob Salerno (“21 Grams,” “We Need to Talk About Kevin”).
Bening, who has been nominated for four Oscars, most recently appeared alongside Al Pacino in “Danny Collins.” Ronan’s latest credits include “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and Sundance player “Brooklyn,” which Fox Searchlight picked up for the U.S.
- Leo Barraclough
By Anjelica Oswald
After narrowing the Oscar documentary feature shortlist to five at the 87th Academy Award nominations Jan. 15, a number of notable exclusions were featured, particularly Al Hicks‘ Keep on Keepin’ On, which documents the mentorship and friendship of a jazz legend and a blind piano prodigy, and Steve James‘ Life Itself, about the life and career of famed film critic Roger Ebert. (James is no stranger to snubs and the exclusion of his 1994 film Hoop Dreams led to rule reform within the documentary category.) Both films hold 97 percent positive ratings on Rotten Tomatoes.
Some films surprised when they didn’t even land a spot on the shortlist, such as Red Army, which examines the rise and fall of the Soviet Union’s hockey team from the perspective of its coach. That film holds a 100 percent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
In light of these best documentary feature snubs, »
- Anjelica Oswald
4 items from 2015
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