The Blog

We write about the makers and the shakers, and about everything else that’s of interest in the world of documentary film making

Chan Phung has joined Fox Searchlight

Lately there have been a lot of common in the staff of streaming companies. There have been more of them lately and the companies have been finding staff to fulfill their new roles and increase in demand for the work that they do. However, there was also a staffing move recently that goes the other […]

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6 Best UK Production Companies

UK screen industry is one of the best in the world and it’s pretty much always been. UK drama shows are one of the biggest intellectual exports the country has. The foundation of that industry is the production company without whom the creative work wouldn’t be possible. The companies on our list are amongst the […]

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Most Popular TV Shows in The UK (so far)

It’s often said we live in the golden age of TV and that’s still true even though it might be said that there are distinct phases in that golden age. The age has also come to the UK and one of the biggest cultural exports the country has a drama TV shows. That’s partly due […]

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Movie about Anthony Bourdain is in the works

Sudden passing of Anthony Bourdain has made a great impact not only on his loved ones and friends but on everyone who enjoyed his work.  It has also sparked a conversation about suicide and mental illness that helped a lot of people. Now his life and incredible work is being tuned into a documentary. Its […]

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Streaming Wars

The competition between large streaming companies is now clearly on its way and it starts to take shape of the streaming wars. There’s no violence as of yet, but there are clearly distinct sides, and long term maneuvering at play. It’s even possible that some of the players involved want to take the others out […]

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State of British TV Exports

It’s a great time for British TV industry and mostly for its exports. UK was always a big part of the world IP economy and especially so when it comes to TV shows and documentaries. However, now this is more noticeable than ever. This is partly because of the growth of the streaming industry and […]

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HBO Max Acquires U.S. Streaming Rights to Studio Ghibli Library

HBO has announced that they have a new acquisition to add to their newly founded streaming channel called HBO Max. It’s the right to stream the works of the Japanese studio Ghilbi. It’s an Oscar winning studio and the decision is similar to what Netflix has been doing since the streaming channel has purchased the […]

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6 Things to Know about Chinese Movie Industry

Chinese movie industry is one of the largest in the world and its movie going market is the largest in the world. However, a lot of western audience if not production companies don’t know enough about it. Those who are interested in the business side of the movie industry however, know that there’s profit there […]

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Female Lead Film Companies

UK has quite a busy and complex screen industry and there are a lot of production companies that may fly bellow the radar of an average viewer. It’s also noticeable that the industry is mostly lead and run by men and there’s a need for more female lead production companies. The companies on this list […]

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6 Best UK War Documentaries

The subject of war has captured the minds of film makers since there were filmmakers and wars to make movies about. There are many reasons for it, but one is definitely the belief that showing the war as it is the best way to turn the public against it. Not all of the war documentaries […]

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Netflix Focuses on British Shows

Netflix is very much focused on the British market and on the shows that are produced in Britain. This is both for their quality and their popularity. This will continue in the years to come since Netflix has come out with the plan to invest more in British shows. Now it seems like the amount […]

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ScreenSkills helps a high end Drama

ScreenSkills is one of the most well respected institutions in our industry and it has just made the news because of the help they have provided to produce a high end drama. The help comes in the form of one million dollars. That’s an additional investment fund other than the ones that ScreenSkills have already […]

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Apple and Spielberg start a new project

Starting streaming company is the name of the game these days. Netflix was king for years now and there are companies working in the movie industry that want a piece of this puzzle for them. Apple is now starting such a company and it has its first big project in mind. The company will be […]

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