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Bonni Cohen opens up about the difficult journey making the doc Audrie and Daisy

Documentary director Bonni Cohen talks about the tough decisions she and other filmmakers have to make when taking on dark subjects like abuse.

THE NEW YORKER PRESENTS from showrunner Kahane Cooperman

“The New Yorker has so many great stories, wouldn’t it be great to visualize them?” asks showrunner Kahane Cooperman of the new series The New Yorker Presents. The answer is a resounding yes. ScreenwritingU Magazine sat down with ...

IRAQI ODYSSEY, a family film about living outside your homeland from writer/director Samir

“What’s the meaning of identity? How do you create your identity?” asks writer/director Samir when talking about the inspiration for his documentary Iraqi Odyssey, the story of how one family came to live outside its home country. After ...

CAN YOU DIG THIS, a documentary about planting gardens in Compton from Delila Vallot

Writer/director Delila Vallot had a mother from Hollywood and a father from south Los Angeles. So, when she visited her father’s neighborhood from time to time, she became fascinated with its residents. After seeing a recent trend in planting ...

A FASTER HORSE, a documentary on the Mustang from David Gelb

It’s been 50 years since Ford unveiled the first Mustang. The moment was revolutionary for American cars and its pop culture. “People have a real emotional connection,” says director David Gelb of the relationship many people around the ...

THAT SUGAR FILM, a sit down with writer/director Damon Gameau

We’ve all heard before how bad sugar is for the body, for kids and why we should cut it out, but you’ve never heard it quite like this. Australian TV personality Damon Gameau created a documentary about sugar that will have you throwing out ...

Documentary filmmakers Kief Davidson and Daniel Junge on A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY

Less than ten years ago, the Lego Group struggled with a debt crisis that nearly caused them to go bankrupt. It’s hard to believe that was even possible given the rise of Lego building sets and The Lego Movie that grossed more than four and a ...

Director Bao Nguyen on LIVE FROM NEW YORK!

Chevy Chase. Eddie Murphy. Kristin Wiig. They all have one thing in common. Saturday Night Live. The live comedy sketch show has been on for 40 years, and it’s about time someone made a documentary on this eclectic group of people responsible ...

Dave LaMattina and Chad Walker on I AM BIG BIRD: THE CAROLL SPINNEY STORY

He’s big. He’s yellow. He’s super friendly. He’s Big Bird, the iconic muppet character who stars on the PBS show Sesame Street. You might know a lot about Big Bird... his sweet and sensitive nature, but chances are you probably know ...

Lesley Chilcott on A SMALL SECTION OF THE WORLD

Lesley Chilcott started her career as a documentary producer working on Al Gore’s global warming film An Inconvenient Truth and from there went onto produce a documentary about the world of education, Waiting for ‘Superman.’ Now Chilcott has ...

Director Steve James on Roger Ebert documentary LIFE ITSELF

Roger Ebert was one of the most beloved film critics of all time. He served the public with his eloquent film reviews in the Chicago Sun-Times for more than four decades. He was co-host of popular TV show At the Movies. He wrote more than 20 books. ...

Writer/producer Drew Fellman on ISLAND OF LEMURS: MADAGASCAR

Writing and producing a documentary about the lemurs of Madagascar is no easy task. Transportation is difficult, roads can be in place one week and suddenly gone the next and some lemur habitats on the island are a little more than inaccessible. But ...
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