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Apple Lands Bryce Dallas Howard Documentary ‘Dads’ at TIFF (EXCLUSIVE)

The film is billed as a light-hearted look at modern paternity around the world, revealed through anecdotes and wisdom from average dads and celebrities like Will Smith, Jimmy Fallon and Neil Patrick Harris. It will premiere in the official documentary selection at TIFF on Monday. – Matt Donnelly & Brent Lang, Variety » https://trib.al/lhTPPqF

Amazon Prime Video Scores Landmark Soccer Doc Series ‘This Is Football’; Starbucks, Joe Roth, UK’s October Films & Spain’s Brutal Media To Produce

Amazon Prime Video has scored a landmark soccer documentary series from producers including Joe Roth, coffee chain Starbucks, Barbarians Rising producer October Films and Spanish firm Brutal Media. The SVOD service will launch This Is Football, a six-part series that will look at the stories behind the world’s most popular sport, on August 2. – Peter White, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/R7fzGL

‘When They See Us’: Lead NYPD Detective Calls Netflix Series Full Of “Lies”

Reynolds contends that the Central Park Five were not innocent bystanders, but were part of a pack of youths who went “wilding” in the park in April 1989. The night resulted in jogger Trisha Meili being raped and beaten. Reynolds also took issue with the film’s portrayal of the teenage youth being beaten during their arrest. – Bruce Haring, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/R7WMSg

Central Park Five Prosecutor Pens Op-Ed Amid Backlash, Calls Netflix Series an “Outfight Fabrication”

Describing When They See Us as “so full of distortions and falsehoods as to be an outright fabrication,” Fairstein outlines in the WSJ what she claims are the “most egregious falsehoods.” “When They See Us, repeatedly portrays the suspects as being held without food, deprived of their parents’ company and advice, and not even allowed to use the bathroom. If that had been true, surely they would have brought those issues up and prevailed in pretrial hearings on the voluntariness of their statements, as well as in their lawsuit against the city. They didn’t, because it never happened,” she writes. – Abid Rahman, The Hollywood Reporter » http://bit.ly/2IDJe6f

Emilio Estevez Uses Some Public Domain Footage In Film, So Universal Studios Forces Original Public Domain Footage Offline

There was just one problem. It appears that Estevez included a clip of “Your Life Work: The Librarian” within the movie (in which he, himself, plays a librarian). He, of course, is free to do so (thanks to the public domain), and having put that clip into his movie doesn’t magically make that clip covered by copyright. But what the fuck does Universal Pictures care about pesky little things like the public domain and librarians’ YouTube accounts? It’s a big important Hollywood studio, and if it stomps out public domain material and ends up giving strikes to actual librarians, well, it’s all good because it must “stop piracy.” – Mike Masnick, Techdirt » http://bit.ly/2VmiuPW

Netflix to Release Fyre Festival Documentary Next Month – Watch Teaser Video

“Fyre” will be directed by Chris Smith, who helmed last year’s documentary “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond,” and “gives a first-hand look into the disastrous crash of Fyre as told by the organizers themselves,” according to the announcement. The doc will be released on January 18 and is produced by Vice Studios, Library Films, and Jerry Media. – Variety https://ift.tt/2QIOM5v

Netflix ‘The Bleeding Edge’ Filmmakers Respond to Bayer Attack on Film

“The Bleeding Edge,” which debuted on Netflix worldwide on July 27, comes from from documentary filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering (whose previous credits include “The Invisible War” and “The Hunting Ground”). The statement on Bayer was from Dick, Ziering, producer Amy Herdy, and the rest of the filmmaking team. – Todd Spangler, Variety https://ift.tt/2vqDjuw
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