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Chef Alisa Reynolds Takes Us on a Global Quest for Soul Food


Prime Video Lines Up ’99’ Doc Series About Historic Manchester United Treble-Winning Team


Chef Alisa Reynolds Travels the World ‘Searching for Soul Food’ in New Hulu Show (Exclusive)


Bring the Noise: If These Walls Could Sing

Film Independent

John Battsek

A Tribute To Producer John Battsek


Onyx Collective Announces ‘Searching for Soul Food’ Premiere Date, Releases Teaser (EXCLUSIVE)


Documentary Filmmakers Turn to Non-Traditional Distribution to Get Their Films Seen


“The Beauty of Blackness”, LA Rams “On The Clock” Win Big at Webby Awards

Webby Awards

“They Came From All Over” Trailer


How Filmmaker Nisha Ganatra & Poet Rupi Kaur Stay Confident at Work


‘Stories of the Stalked’ Podcast is a Peabody Award Nominee

Peabody Awards

Artist, filmmaker, and dancer Lily Baldwin hosts this six-part podcast in which she takes a true-crime approach to her own experience with being stalked, showing the terror of being relentlessly pursued by someone who claims to love you, the difficulty of reporting it to police, and the uncertainty of knowing when the ordeal is really over.

Ventureland Earns Eight Spots on One Show Shortlists

One Show

Congrats to everyone who had a hand in making these films come to life!

LA Rams: On The Clock (1)

Stacy’s: Rise (2)

Indeed Rising Voices Season 2 (5)

Once the Prince of Tennis and a Prison Inmate, Boris Becker Starts Again

New York Times

Becker, who is featured in a new documentary, is beginning a third act after serving eight months in prison. “I’m sort of in late summer, fall of my life,” he said.

‘Brutal Monomaniac’: The Gripping Film About Boris Becker’s Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall

The Guardian

The tennis titan with a howitzer serve thought invincibility on the court meant impunity off it. Oscar-winner Alex Gibney reveals how he charted the star’s path from fortunes and trophies to squatters and prison.

Entertainment Weekly Debuts the Trailer for American Manhunt: The Boston Marathon Bombing

Entertainment Weekly

Archive footage, chilling reenactments, and exclusive interviews shed light on a tragedy – and two brothers – that suspended a city in terror. Watch the trailer for the three-part series “American Manhunt: The Boston Marathon Bombing”, coming soon to Netflix.

‘The Deepest Breath’ Review: A Heart-Stopping Plunge Into a Fathomless Obsession

The Hollywood Reporter

Laura McGann’s documentary, bound for Netflix, tells the story of a record-breaking freediver and a heroic safety diver whose lives intersect against gorgeous aquatic backdrops.

If These Walls Could Sing review – mystery tour of Abbey Road Studios

The Guardian

Putting her privileged access to good use, Mary McCartney has directed this enjoyable documentary about Abbey Road Studios in London – famously the site of the Beatles’ classic recordings (her dad is Paul of course), but much more besides. McCartney’s film takes us through the history of the building itself (in the St John’s Wood neighbourhood of London, perhaps only Lord’s cricket ground is more of an English icon).

Mary McCartney on new Abbey Road documentary ‘If These Walls Could Sing’

Rolling Stone

As a new documentary on the history of Abbey Road hits Disney+, director Mary McCartney has told Rolling Stone UK how she wanted to shine a light into the storied history of the world’s most famous recording studios.

John Battsek-Produced Boris Becker Documentary Snapped Up by Apple TV+


The highly anticipated Boris Becker documentary from John Battsek and Lorton Entertainment (the production company behind the upcoming Wagatha Christie docu-series) has landed at Apple TV+. A title and release date hasn’t yet been confirmed.

Netflix Nabs Sundance Doc ‘The Deepest Breath,’ Emotional Thriller About World of Freediving (EXCLUSIVE)


Hollywood hasn’t even busted out the Moncler jackets or Bogner boots yet, but the indie sales market around the upcoming Sundance Film Festival is already seeing action.  

Netflix has acquired the documentary “The Deepest Breath,” which promises to be a visual and emotional thriller about the world of high-risk freediving — where brave souls plunge oceans with no supplemental oxygen, only breath-holding.

Musician and opposition candidate Bobi Wine holds a press conference, encouraging his “people power” supporters to continue wearing their trademark red berets in Kampala after the military banned them.

Venice Review: Christopher Sharp & Moses Bwayo’s ‘Bobi Wine: Ghetto President’


One great strength of this documentary is that it spans so many years; Bwayo’s camera seems to have become embedded in Bobi Wine’s everyday life from the moment he engages with politics, ready for the moment in 2019 when he decides to stand as president two years later, then to follow the campaign.

‘Bobi Wine: Ghetto President’: Venice Review

Screen Daily

The reviews are in for this gripping documentary that charts the rise of the pop star-turned-politician seeking to end Uganda’s brutal dictatorship.

Utopia Buys SoundCloud Rap Scene Documentary ‘American Rapstar’Variety


Utopia has purchased global rights to ‘American Rapstar,’ a look at the rise of SoundCloud rappers. ‘American Rapstar’ begins streaming on Sept. 1, 2022, on Hulu. Utopia will present a virtual screening on Oct. 4, 2022, with exclusive bonus content available only on that day, before releasing the film on-demand on all platforms Oct. 11.

Apple Nears Series Order for David Oyelowo-Led Dramedy ‘Government Cheese’


Oyelowo executive produces under his Yoruba Saxon banner, while series director Paul Hunter executive produces via Ventureland. Ali Brown of Ventureland co-executive produces.

‘The Beauty of Blackness’ Wins 2022 TribecaX Award for Feature Film – Vox Media

The powerful documentary, tells the story of Fashion Fair Cosmetics- the first brand to create a line of cosmetics specifically for women of Color.

How the Los Angeles Rams turned an NFL Draft with no early picks into a thrilling action trailer – Insider

Despite not having a pick until the third round this year, the Rams’ creative and marketing teams were working overtime to get ready.

L.A. Rams Recruit Josh Holloway, Scott Eastwood, Tyrese Gibson and Dennis Quaid for Heist-Themed Short Film – The Hollywood Reporter

On the Clock was created by the Rams in partnership with Ventureland. Other key creative partners included PRETTYBIRD director Paul Hunter, Ventureland’s executive creative director Mike Rosen, executive producer Natasha Wellesley, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood DP Bob Richardson.

‘Stalking is a Unique Kind of Trauma’: The Woman Who Turned Her 13-Year Ordeal Into a Terrifying Podcast – The Guardian

‘Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In’ Gets Sports Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Long Documentary – Emmys

‘The Rescue’ Makes the Shortlist for Best Documentary Feature at the 94th Academy Awards – Oscars

Apple Planning Documentary Exploring The History & Origins Of The Music Of The James Bond Movies – Deadline

‘The Rescue’ is Honored with a PGA Nomination – Variety

‘The Rescue’ Listed Among IndieWire’s Best Movies of 2021 So Far – IndieWire

‘The Rescue’ and ‘The Real Charlie Chaplin’ Score Multiple Critics Choice Documentary Award Nominations – Critics Choice

‘The Rescue’ is a Solid, Suspenseful Nonfiction Retelling of the 2018 Thai Cave Rescue – LA Times

Their Thai Cave Rescue Film Was Done. Then 87 Hours of Footage Arrived. – New York Times

‘LA Looks’: Miranda July and Carvell Wallace provide very particular views on life in Los Angeles – Departures

TIFF ’21 Winner: People’s Choice Documentary Award Goes To ‘The Rescue’ – TIFF

Oscar-Winning Directors Plunge Into Dramatic True Story Of Thai Kids Trapped In Flooded Cave – Deadline

‘The Rescue’ Review: A Riveting, Immersive, Stomach-in-Your-Throat Documentary – IndieWire

‘The Rescue’ Review: Keeps You on the Edge of Your Seat for Every Minute – The Hollywood Reporter

‘Detainee 001’ | Official Trailer – YouTube

In the aftermath of 9/11, public attention riveted on the capture of John Walker Lindh, a radical mujahideen fighter who became known as “the American Taliban.” Emmy-winning director Greg Barker harrowingly explores how America grapples with justice in the fog of war and how narratives are built and destroyed in the aftermath of battle.

‘Lady Boss’ Now Streaming on Netflix – Netflix

“Queen of Sleaze” or feminist pioneer? Powerhouse novelist Jackie Collins created a brash sex-positive persona while hiding her private struggles. Watch the documentary now on Netflix.

New Film ‘Lady Boss’ Charts Meteoric Rise Of Literary Legend Jackie Collins – Forbes

Laura Fairrie profiles Joan Collins’ younger sister, bestselling author Jackie Collins, in Lady Boss, a fascinating new film based on never before seen content from the writer’s personal diaries, candid interviews, archival footage and extracts from her novels.