ACSIL Footage Expo, New York, June 9

Join me on June 9th at the 2nd annual ACSIL Footage Expo, “where the world’s essential footage organizations meet up with media’s top players and visionaries.” I’ve been closely tracking a renewal of interest in the History genre by factual channels. The recent focus on dramatic reenactments has broadened to include specials that use the archive in fresh, …

Thessaloniki Takeaways # 2: Leo Dicaprio Builds His Resume. The False Hope of NETFLIX

Leonardo Dicaprio was a winner at Thessaloniki. The Peter Wintonick Audience Award in the International category went to VIRUNGA by Orlando von Εinsiedel. VIRUNGA is ‘A NETFLIX Documentary’ EP’d by Dicaprio. It’s about endangered mountain gorillas in the Virunga National Park of the DR Congo. Virunga was also nominated for Best Documentary at the Academy Awards this …