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Lisa Trifone Joins Kartemquin Films; 15 Yr Career Includes Sundance, Music Box Films

With over fifteen years of experience in the independent film industry and a lifelong love of the movies, Lisa Trifone has built a career across a varied list of job…

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Original documentary series from Sarofsky and partners wins Brand Film Award

The partners behind “A Mystery to Me,” an original documentary series created to raise awareness of the rare neuromuscular disease myasthenia gravis (MG), are extremely proud to have earned this…

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Tyshun Wardlaw Shines Light on the Black Youth Experience in Growing Up Milwaukee, Now on HBO Max

You need to know who Tyshun Wardlaw is. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Tyshun Wardlaw has shined an unforgettable light on the Black youth experience in Milwaukee, and HBO MAX…

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Doc Film, Renowned Chef Offer Intimate Glimpse Into Asian American Resilience

In the wake of a tumultuous moment for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) communities nationwide comes a much needed – and delicious – morsel of hope. This Saturday, May…

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Spielberg Funds New Film Foundation

Jewish Story Partners (JSP), a new Los Angeles-based film foundation, has launched with an ambitious vision with $2,000,000 in funding, and will soon announce its first round of grantees. Jewish Story…

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Chinese Persecution of Muslims at the Heart of Huffman’s Controversial Film

“I feel China has become this major superpower and these stories are not being told, especiallynot in the US.” So says Chicago-based documentary filmmaker Brent Huffman regarding his latest film…

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Questlove, CODA Win Big at Sundance

That’s a wrap on Sundance 2021, and it’s Questlove’s world now, we are all just living in it. Best known as frontman for the hip hop band the Roots, or…

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Sundance Slate: 50% Directed by Women, 50% Directed by BIPOC

The Sundance Film Festival lineup is set, and representation is paramount for 2021 showcase of new independent work selected across the Feature Film, Short Film, Indie Series and New Frontier…

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Exclusive: What You Haven’t Heard about Immigration Nation on Netflix

The explosive and controversial documentary IMMIGRATION NATION is now on Netflix and rattling viewers on both sides of this national debate. Screen Correspondent Joanna Kay sat down with co-directors Christina…

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UNAPOLOGETIC Announces World Premiere, REPRESENT to Music Box, Grant for Finitzo, and More

Here is a look at news from throughout the documentary filmmaking community in Chicago… WORLD PREMIERE SET FOR UNAPOLOGETIC: Kartemquin Films is excited to announce the world premiere of Ashley…

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HBO Hit McMILLIONS Directors James Lee Hernandez and Brian Lazarte Interview

Nearly 20 years after the scandal, the story is finally out about the $24 million McDonald’s Monopoly fraud. “We’re just happy somebody told the story,” an FBI spokesman said, at…

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World Premiere Set for Chicago Doc

Chicago director Rob Christopher has announced the World Premiere of ROY’S WORLD, about the childhood of Chicago born/bred writer Barry Gifford, at the 16th Glasgow Film Festival February 26 –…

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