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Apple Announces Fathom Doc and Blush Animated Short

Apple has acquired global rights to the documentary feature film Fathom and revealed the animated short Blush, from Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation. FATHOM Fathom will premiere exclusively on Apple TV+ on June 25. Directed and photographed by Drew Xanthopoulos (The Sensitives), Fathom follows Dr. Ellen Garland and Dr. Michelle Fournet, two scientists focused …

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Sperm Whale Nurses in Secrets of the Whales Footage

Today, Disney+ shared a clip from its upcoming original series, Secrets of the Whales, featuring a sperm whale calf nursing from its mother – a moment recorded on video for the first time. You can watch the clip using the player below. Additional never-before-seen moments featured in the series include: evidence suggesting that Belugas give …

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BBC Select April 2021 Programming Announced

New BBC streaming service BBC Select has launched in the U.S. and Canada and we’ve got their lineup for April. The BBC Select April 2021 programming brings together fresh voices, an eclectic mix of stories and new perspectives in culture, politics and ideas. BBC Select is a new streaming channel for independent thinkers everywhere. Featuring …

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Brittany Murphy Documentary Ordered by HBO Max

HBO Max has ordered a two-part documentary about late actor Brittany Murphy from Blumhouse Television and Pyramid Productions. The order marks the first for Blumhouse Television with HBO Max. The documentary presents an in-depth, intimate character portrait exploring the life and career and mysterious circumstances surrounding the tragic death of 90’s actress and rising star, …

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HBO Debuts Trailer for Tina Turner Documentary

HBO has revealed the trailer for the Tina Turner documentary Tina, from Academy Award-winning directors Dan Lindsay, T.J. Martin and Lightbox, the production company founded by Academy Award-winning producer Simon Chinn and Emmy-winning producer Jonathan Chinn, together with Emmy-nominated producer Diane Becker. The Tina Turner documentary is a revealing and intimate look at the life …

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Netflix Reveals Rebelde, Terminator Series, and More

Over the last few days, Netflix has confirmed Rebelde, announced that an animated Terminator series is in development, and debuted the Operation Varsity Blues trailer. REBELDE The streaming service has announced that the new generation of Rebelde has started production in Mexico City. Check out the welcome letter from EWS above! This series is based …

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Edgar Wright’s The Sparks Brothers Acquired by Focus

Focus Features has acquired the worldwide rights to Edgar Wright’s first documentary feature, The Sparks Brothers, from MRC Non-Fiction following a widely acclaimed debut at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Currently with a 100% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes, the film chronicles the decades-long career and influence of the enigmatic rock pop duo Sparks. …

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Personality Tests Examined in HBO Max Doc Persona

HBO Max has debuted the original trailer and key art today for the Max Original Persona: The Dark Truth Behind Personality Tests. You can watch the trailer for Persona: The Dark Truth Behind Personality Tests using the player below. Produced by Dorothy Street Pictures, the documentary will premiere on Thursday, March 4 on HBO Max. …

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discovery+ March 2021 Premieres Announced

Discovery has announced the discovery+ March 2021 premieres. discovery+ is the new non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service that launched on January 4, 2021. In addition to premieres across categories, the discovery+ March 2021 slate includes exclusive titles such as Cocktails and Tall Tales with Ina Garten and Melissa McCarthy and OWN’s Super Soul, a spin-off …

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Showtime’s The Show to Give an Inside Look at Super Bowl LV Halftime

Showtime has announced that it will air The Show, a 90-minute feature documentary that will provide a unique, first-ever look into the making of the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. This year’s show starred The Weeknd and was executive produced by Emmy nominee Jesse Collins (BET Awards, Grammy Awards, The Oscars), Roc Nation and directed …

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discovery+ Documentaries Slate Announced

The discovery+ documentaries slate for the first half of 2021 were announced today at TCA. The discovery+ documentaries include an eclectic curation of festival favorites and award-winning films that will launch exclusively on the streaming service. The lineup includes Groomed, the powerful story of woman who travels back to her home country to confront her …

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HBO Previews Mare of Easttown, In Treatment and More

In addition to the new adult animated series, HBO and HBO Max previewed more of their upcoming titles at the TCA Winter 2021 virtual event. Read on to learn more about Mare of Easttown, In Treatment, Tina and The Crime of the Century. MARE OF EASTTOWN Starring Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Kate Winslet …

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Own the Room Documentary Coming to Disney+

Following the success of the Emmy Award-winning, Sundance and SXSW audience favorite Science Fair, National Geographic Documentary Films and filmmakers Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster are joining forces once again on the feature documentary Own the Room, which will premiere exclusively on Disney+ on March 12. Own the Room chronicles five students from disparate corners …

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Summer of Soul Doc Headed to Searchlight and Hulu

Winner of the Sundance Documentary Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award, Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) has landed with Searchlight Pictures and Disney General Entertainment’s BIPOC Creator initiative, led by Tara Duncan. The acquisition is for worldwide rights, with the film set for theatrical release as well as exclusively …

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Playing with Sharks Documentary Acquired by National Geographic

National Geographic Documentary Films has announced the acquisition of the feature documentary Playing with Sharks, from two-time Emmy-nominated director Sally Aitken, WildBear Entertainment and Dogwoof. The film documents the life of Australian icon, conservationist and filmmaker Valerie Taylor. Called “visually stunning,” “enthralling” and “gorgeous” by critics after its Sundance premiere Friday evening, Playing with Sharks …

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Ruth: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words Coming to Starz

Starz today announced the exclusive acquisition of Ruth: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words, a galvanizing new documentary from Oscar-winning director Freida Lee Mock (Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, Anita: Speaking Truth to Power). The documentary chronicles Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s historic ascent to the Supreme Court, revealing both the public and private sides …

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Ginny and Georgia Trailer and First Look at Crime Scene

Following today’s earlier casting announcements, Netflix has released the trailers and posters for Ginny and Georgia and Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel. GINNY AND GEORGIA Launching on the streaming service on February 24, Ginny and Georgia stars Brianne Howey as Georgia, Antonia Gentry as Ginny, Diesel La Torraca as Austin, Jennifer Robertson …

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Fake Famous Debuting Feb. 2 on HBO and HBO Max

HBO has announced that Fake Famous will debut Tuesday, February 2 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. You can watch the trailer for documentary using the player below. From first-time director and veteran journalist Nick Bilton, Fake Famous explores the industry of social media influencers through an …

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OVID February 2021 Schedule Announced

The OVID February 2021 titles have been announced and can be viewed below. OVID.tv is the curated streaming destination for documentaries and art-house films from around the world. The OVID February 2021 schedule adds 30 films, most of which are exclusive and premiering for the first time on SVOD. After your free trial, you can …

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Sierra Canyon Trailblazers to Be Featured in IMDb TV Docuseries

Amazon’s streaming service IMDb TV has ordered the UNINTERRUPTED docuseries Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers. The series follows the highs and lows of the team’s grueling, highly publicized quest for a third straight state championship. All episodes of Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers …

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