Conversations with Documentary Filmmakers

New Episode # 57

Submarine Entertainment

Producers Rep

JOSH BRAUN

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 Episode #54   May 27, 2020

Director Benjamin Ree

and

Exec Producer Morgan Neville

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Episode # 51   April 21, 2020

$80 million of fake art - HotDocs 2020

Producer Director

BARRY AVRICH

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Episode # 48.     Mar 9, 2020

Marion Stokes recorded 30 years of tv

and MATT WOLF archived her life and videos. 

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Episode # 45     Dec 14, 2019

"APOLLO 11"

OSCAR SHORT LIST

Producer Director Editor

TODD DOUGLAS MILLER

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Episode # 42     October, 2019

22 New original documentaries each season

19 Emmys,  10 Oscar noms, 16 Peabodys

Independent Lens   Executive Producer

LOIS VOSSEN

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Episode # 39    Sept 10, 2019

"THIS IS NOT A MOVIE"

Director Yung Chang and the subject of his doc,

journalist Robert Fisk.

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Episode # 36         July 22, 2019

"HONEYLAND" 

OSCAR NOMINATION!

Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov

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 Episode # 33    June 13, 2019

"Sea of Shadows"

He risked his life to try to save the planet

Director and Cinematographer

RICHARD LADKANI

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Episode # 30  May 3, 2019

"Butterfly"

Hot Docs 2019

Director CASEY KAUFFMAN

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Episode # 27   April 19, 2019

"PIPE DREAMS"

Hot Docs 2019

 STACEY TENENBAUM

Episode # 55   May 27, 2020

MORGAN NEVILLE 

Oscar winner talks about 

 his documentary films. 

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Episode # 52    April 23, 2020

"911 Kids"

HotDocs 2020

STEVE GAMESTER & ELIZABETH ST. PHILIP

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Episode # 49     Mar 13, 2020

Photographic Orchestra Conductor

RICK SMOLAN

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Episode # 46   Jan 3, 2020

Oscars, Emmys, HBO and MTV

Executive Producer

SHEILA NEVINS

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Episode # 43   November 2019

Executive Director of the 

International Documentary Association

SIMON KILMURRY

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 Episode # 40    Sept. 12, 2019

"Where's My Roy Cohn?"

new feature documentary by

MATT TYRNAUR

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Episode # 37     August 27, 2019

Multimillion-dollar business from

user-genrated videos. Jukin Media CEO

JONATHAN SKOGMO

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Episode #34     July 15, 2019

Netflix documentary series

"Making A Murderer"

Defense attorney

DEAN STRANG

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Episode # 31   May 15, 2019

50 shows, 2500 episodes

Executive Producer

SCOTT STONE

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Episode #28   April 25 2019

"Killing Patient Zero"

Hot Docs 2019
Director LAURIE LYND

Episode # 56   June 8, 2020

"Belly of the Beast" 

Could not be more timely than now. 

ERIKA COHN

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Episode # 53    April 29, 2020

"PAHOKEE"

Stunning iportrait of four teens in rural Florida

PATRICK BRESNAN & IVETE LUCAS

https://www.monumentreleasing.com/pahokee

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Episode # 50     Mar 16, 2020

"Most important documentarian of our time."

ALEX GIBNEY

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Episode # 47   Feb 12, 2020

"No one makes documentaries the way

DAVID SUTHERLAND

And perhaps no one ever will; the toll is too great." 

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Episode # 44     Nov 21, 2019

"FIRE IN PARADISE"

OSCAR SHORT LIST

Producer Director

DREA COOPER

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Episode # 41    October 15, 2019

He came to L.A. with two ideas.

"Mike Wallace Is Here" and 

"No One Saw a Thing"

AVI BELKIN

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 Episode # 38       September 3, 2019

"COPPERS" premiered at TIFF

His 10th feature doc

ALAN ZWEIG

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Episode # 35   July 26, 2019

OSCAR NOMINATION!

"FOR SAMA"

IDA Winner Best Feature

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Episode # 32   May 19, 2019

Restoration of William Wyler WWII raw footage

"The Cold Blue"    Producer-Director

ERIK NELSON

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Episode # 29   May 3, 2019

"INSIDE LEHMAN BROTHERS" 

Hot Docs 2019

Director JENNIFER DESCHAMPS

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Episode # 24   March 8, 2019

 He's on a mission to save the world

Oscar nominated

"Lifeboat"

SKYE FITZGERALD

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Episode 21    October 11, 2018

RaMell Ross

Producer, Director, Cameraman

OSCAR NOMINEE

HALE COUNTY, THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING

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Episode 18   August 8, 2018

Doc feature about Oscar® winning  filmmaker Hal Ashby    "HAL"

AMY SCOTT

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Episode #15       July 17, 2018

DGA Winner Best Doc!

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS

TIM WARDLE

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Episode # 12     May 9, 2018

Imax - The BIG Picture

  Greg Macgillvray, Stephen Low,

            Sean Philips, Mark Krenzien,            

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Episode #9  March 21, 2018

Show Me The Money:How to Get Grants

Toni Bell (IDA) Monika Navarro (ITVS) 

Jonathan Skurnik (Filmmaker) author Morrie Warshawski

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Episode #25    March 25, 2019

Hybrid, Producer, Director, Writer

"I Am Richard Pryor"

JESSE JAMES MILLER

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Episode # 22   Nov 1, 2018

Director Writer

Anna Zamecka

 Oscar Short List

"COMMUNION"

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Episode # 19     August 23, 2018

EVP Non-Fiction and Alternate Programming 

AMC and SundanceTV

ELIOT GOLDBERG

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Episode # 16 - July 11, 2018

Producer, Director, Disruptor

We Live In Public to Mappelthorpe

ONDI TIMONER

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Episode #13    May 22, 2018
National Geographic Channel

Vice President of Development 

CHARLILE PARSONS

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Episode #10   April 3, 2018

The Making of the Netflix Documentary series

"Shot In The Dark" 

Jeff Daniels, Tom Djokaj,  Howard Raishbrook

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Episode # 26   April 14, 2019

HotDocs 2019

"There Are No Fakes"

JAMIE KASTNER

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Episode #23    November 18, 2018    

Director feature Documentary

Michael Dweck

THE LAST RACE

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Episode 20 LIVE  August 29th

Different paths to Documentary Distribution

JAMES SWIRSKY, LISANNE PAJOT

and BRADLEY OLSEN

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Episode #17     July 17, 2018

What do Robin Williams, Richard Pryor,

Roman Polanski, and ESPN have in common?

MARINA ZENOVICH

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Episode #14    June 13, 2018

PBS American Masters

Series Executive Producer

MICHAEL KANTOR

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Episode # 11 April 18, 2018 

Hot Docs at HotDocs

Five directors at the largest doc

film festival in North America.

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Episode # 6    February 20, 2018

STEVE JAMES

"Hoop Dreams" and "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail"

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Episode 7 March 7, 2018

The Business of Online

Tom Antos, Josh Enobakhare,

Brandon Li. Erik Naso

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Episode #8 March 10, 2018

Oscar Documentary Winner  How he won 

FRANK STIEFEL

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Episode # 3    January 23, 2018

Oscar Documentary Short Nominees

Laura Checkoway, Edith+Eddy

Frank Stiefel, Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405

Thomas Lennon, Knife Skills

Elaine McMillion, Heroin(e)

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Episode #4    Jan 18, 2018

Documentary short "Kayayo"

director Mari Bakke Riise and the complete 32 minute film.

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Episode #5     Feb 6, 2018

Licensing Clips: Do's and Dont's

Lisa Callif, attorney at Donaldson + Callif

Jonathan Chinn, Exec Producer, Lightbox, LA '92

Steve Kozak, AMCUP

Jason Teichman, CEO of Pond5

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Episode # 1    December 5, 2017
PROMOTING YOUR DOC to OSCAR VOTERS

Chuck Braverman, Moderator

Julie Goldman, Producer

Scott Feinberg, Hollywood Reporter

David Magdael, PR Guru

David Oyer, AMPAS

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Episode # 2     January 9, 2018

DISTRIBUTION CHOICES

Richard Abramowitz, Abramorama

Cristine Dewey, ro*co films

Orly Ravid, The Film Collaborative

Jonathan Dana, Code Entertainment

Chuck Braverman, Moderator

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