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Conversations with Documentary Filmmakers

and more

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New Episode #101

True crime documentary mini series

with shocking twists and surprises

"CAPTIVE AUDIENCE"

Conversation with Director

JESSICA DIMMOCK

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New Episode # 99

Sexual abuse and a culture of silence

"Silent Beauty"

Directed and Produced by

Jasmín Mara López

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New Episode #100

Sharing your life onscreen

"SUBJECT"

Produced and Directed by

Jennifer Tiexiera and Camilla Hall

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 Episode # 96  April 13, 2022

The making of "Fiddler on the Roof" doc

Producer Director

DANIEL RAIM

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 Episode # 97  April 26, 2022

Hippie millionaire tries to give away his inheritance.

"Dear Mr. Brody" Director

KEITH MAITLAND 

Episode # 98  May 9, 2022

$500 million dollar fraud

Conversation with Directors

James Lee Hernandez and Brian Lazarte

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Episode #93   Ma1 1, 2022

"THE WINDSHIELD WIPER"

Oscar WINNER Animated Short

Link to full film here

ALBERTO MIELGO

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 Episode # 94   Mar 21, 2022

An in depth conversation with

KEN BURNS

"Benjamin Franklin" and much more. 

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Episode # 95   Jan 25, 2022

"The Unmaking of a College"

Democracy in action

A film by

AMY GOLDSTEIN

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Episode #90  Jan 16, 2022

"THE RESCUE"

2022 DGA Doc Nominee!

Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chinn

Oscar winners producing the impossible

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 Episode # 91   Feb 17, 2022

"AUDIBLE"

Oscar nominated short documentary

Producer Director

MATT OGENS

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Episode # 92  Feb 16, 2022

"DOWNFALL: The Case Against Boeing"

RORY KENNEDY

How a priority of profit over people

pushed Boeing over the edge

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Episode #87  Nov 29, 2021

Lost and Found takes on a new meaning.

THE LOST LEONARDO

Conversation with the Director

ANDREAS KOEFOED

Episode # 88   Dec 15, 2021

Super Stars and Making MegaDoc Series

Executive Producer

JANE ROOT

(Shown below Producer/Host Will Smith)

Episode # 89   Jan 10. 2022

SUMMER OF SOUL

(...or when the revolution could not be televised)

AHMIR "QUESTLOVE" THOMPSON

JOSEPH PATEL

Oscar WINNER

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 Episode # 84   Oct  28, 2021

IGAL SVET

VP of Documentaries

Discovery+ is in the Doc business

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Episode # 86   Oct 18, 2021

Short Listed Oscar Doc!

Inside New York's busiest hospital during

THE FIRST WAVE

Director MATTHEW HEINMAN

Episode # 85  Sept 30, 2021

40 years to make a doc and worth the wait

"Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time"

Producer Director

ROBERT WEIDE

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Episode # 81  Sept. 1, 2021

"THE SIX"

Chinese passengers on the Titanic?

Arthur Jones and Luo Tong

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Episode # 82   Sept 22. 2021

"INTRODUCING SELMA BLAIR"

Compelling cinema vérité feature doc from 

RACHEL FLEIT

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Episode # 83  Oct 25, 2021

"Viewers Like Us"

Diversity and Ken Burns

GRACE LEE 

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Episode # 78   Aug 6 2021

"WHIRLYBIRD"

It's not about helicopters. 

1st time feature director must see documentary.

MATT YOKA

Episode # 79   Sep 2, 2021

His father won best documentary Oscar.

His grandfather wrote "Citizen Kane."

Producer Director NICK DAVIS has nothing to prove.

Episode # 80   Sep 15, 2021

"NUISANCE BEAR"

Two young filmmakers go polar bear hunting

with a camera!

Jack Weisman and Gabriela Osio Vanden

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Episode # 75   May 8, 2021

Director MATTHEW WALKER

"I'm Wanita"

Queen of Honky Tonk goes to Nashville

 Episode # 76   June 6, 2021

Third Generation Cinematographer

JENNA ROSHER

Shooting Billie Eilish for RJ and Apple

Episode # 77  July 9, 2021

Producer Director Writer Financier

ANDRE GAINES 

Why you should know about Dick Gregory

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Episode # 72.  April 12, 2021

2021 Hotdocs film by

BILLIE MINTZ

"PORTRAYAL"

"A dark secret involving thousands of missing paintings."

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Episode # 73   April 22, 2021

World Premiere 2021 Hotdocs

JESSE McCRACKEN

"GREY ROADS"

"A moving personal film to reconnect

with his family.

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Episode # 74   June 19, 2021

2021 Hot Docs film by

SHEONA McDONALD

"Dead Man's Switch a crypto mystery"

Is he really dead? Million$ missing.

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 Episode #69   Feb 2, 2021

"HYSTERICAL GIRL"

Freud and his female patient

Oscar short listed documentary

Kate Novack and Andrew Rossi

Episode # 70   Feb 19, 2021

"DO NOT SPLIT"

ANDERS HAMMER goes inside the Hong Kong

protests and produces a nerve wracking

Oscar doc short NOMINEE!

Episode # 71.  Mar 2, 2021

"The Speed Cubers"

It's a lot more than you think

Oscar® Doc Short Listed

First time Producer Director

SUE KIM

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Episode # 66    Jan 16, 2021

ALEXANDRA PELOSI

No Crew. Small camera. Great Film

"American Selfie: One Nation Shoots Itself"

 Episode # 67    Jan 23, 2021

"COLETTE"

Major game company backs an emotional

Oscar short doc WINNER!

Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard

 Episode #68   Jan 26, 2021

"HUNTSVILLE STATION"

Stanford Univ Documentary Professor

and former MFA student produce doc Short

Jamie Meltzer and Chris Filippone

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Episode # 63   Oct 22, 2020

"MY OCTOPUS TEACHER"

Oscar feature Doc WINNER!

Director PIPPA EHRLICH

Episode # 64  Dec 1, 2020

"BELUSHI"

Producer, Director, Writer

R.J. CUTLER

Episode # 65   Dec 8, 2020

THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS

MICHAEL DWECK and GREGORY KERSHAW

DGA WINNER!

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 Episode # 60    Aug 13, 2020

FATHER SOLDIER SON

"Stunning Masterpiece Documentary"

Conversation with the directors

Catrin Einhorn and Leslye Davis

 Episode # 61  Aug 17, 2020

COUP 53

Oscar winner Walter Murch teams with

Taghi Amirani featuring

Ralph Fiennes

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 Episode # 62    Oct 15, 2020

"TIME"

An epic love story from

Oscar feature doc NOMINEE!

Garrett Bradley

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Episode # 57  July 7, 2020

Submarine Ent.   Producers Rep

$12 million doc sale to Apple+ and much more

JOSH BRAUN

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Episode # 58  May 28, 2020

New documentary Oscar rules 

AMPAS official

TOM OYER

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Episode # 59  August 16, 2020

"The Fight"

Heroic lawyers battle for you

Producers & Directors

ELYSE STEINBERG and JOSH KRIEGMAN

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 Episode #54   May 27, 2020

Director Benjamin Ree and

Exec Producer Morgan Neville

Oscar short listed documentary

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Episode # 55   May 27, 2020

MORGAN NEVILLE 

Oscar winner talks about 

 his documentary films. 

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Episode # 56   June 8, 2020

"Belly of the Beast" 

Could not be more timely than now. 

ERIKA COHN

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Episode # 51   April 21, 2020

$80 million of fake art - HotDocs 2020

Producer Director

BARRY AVRICH

Episode # 52    April 23, 2020

"911 Kids"

HotDocs 2020

STEVE GAMESTER & ELIZABETH ST. PHILIP

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 # 48.     Mar 9, 2020

Marion Stokes recorded 30 years of tv

MATT WOLF archived her life and videos. 

Episode # 49     Mar 13, 2020

Photographic Orchestra Conductor

RICK SMOLAN

Episode # 50     Mar 16, 2020

"Most important documentarian of our time."

ALEX GIBNEY

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Episode # 45     Dec 14, 2019

"APOLLO 11"

OSCAR SHORT LIST

Producer Director Editor

TODD DOUGLAS MILLER

Episode # 46   Jan 3, 2020

Oscars, Emmys, HBO and MTV

Executive Producer

SHEILA NEVINS

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 # 42     October, 2019

22 New original documentaries each season

19 Emmys,  10 Oscar noms, 16 Peabodys

Independent Lens   Executive Producer

LOIS VOSSEN

Episode # 43   November 2019

Executive Director of the 

International Documentary Association

SIMON KILMURRY

Episode # 44     Nov 21, 2019

"FIRE IN PARADISE"

OSCAR SHORT LIST

Producer Director

DREA COOPER

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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.

 Episode # 40    Sept. 12, 2019

"Where's My Roy Cohn?"

new feature documentary by

MATT TYRNAUR

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 # 36         July 22, 2019

"HONEYLAND" 

OSCAR NOMINATION!

Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov

Episode # 37     August 27, 2019

Multimillion-dollar business from

user-genrated videos. Jukin Media CEO

JONATHAN SKOGMO

 Episode # 38       September 3, 2019

"COPPERS" premiered at TIFF

His 10th feature doc

ALAN ZWEIG

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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

Episode #34     July 15, 2019

Netflix documentary series

"Making A Murderer"

Defense attorney

DEAN STRANG

Episode # 35   July 26, 2019

OSCAR NOMINATION!

"FOR SAMA"

IDA Winner Best Feature

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Episode # 30  May 3, 2019

"Butterfly"

Hot Docs 2019

Director CASEY KAUFFMAN

Episode # 31   May 15, 2019

50 shows, 2500 episodes

Executive Producer

SCOTT STONE

Episode # 32   May 19, 2019

Restoration of William Wyler WWII raw footage

"The Cold Blue"    Producer-Director

ERIK NELSON

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Episode # 27   April 19, 2019

"PIPE DREAMS"

Hot Docs 2019

 STACEY TENENBAUM

Episode #28   April 25 2019

"Killing Patient Zero"

Hot Docs 2019
Director LAURIE LYND

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 #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 # 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 18   August 8, 2018

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

AMY SCOTT

Episode # 19     August 23, 2018

EVP Non-Fiction and Alternate Programming 

AMC and SundanceTV

ELIOT GOLDBERG

Episode 20 LIVE  August 29th

Different paths to Documentary Distribution

JAMES SWIRSKY, LISANNE PAJOT

and BRADLEY OLSEN

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Episode #15       July 17, 2018

DGA Winner Best Doc!

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS

TIM WARDLE

Episode # 16 - July 11, 2018

Producer, Director, Disruptor

We Live In Public to Mappelthorpe

ONDI TIMONER

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 # 12     May 9, 2018

Imax - The BIG Picture

  Greg Macgillvray, Stephen Low,

            Sean Philips, Mark Krenzien,            

Episode #13    May 22, 2018
National Geographic Channel

Vice President of Development 

CHARLILE PARSONS

Episode #14    June 13, 2018

PBS American Masters

Series Executive Producer

MICHAEL KANTOR

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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

Episode #10   April 3, 2018

The Making of the Netflix Documentary series

"Shot In The Dark" 

Jeff Daniels, Tom Djokaj,  Howard Raishbrook

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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