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FIFA Uncovered Shortlisted for a Broadcast Sports Award

Broadcast Sport

‘Beckham’ Trailer: First Look At Netflix Docuseries Chronicling One Of World Soccer’s Biggest Names


A24, Ventureland Set First-Look Partnership for Documentary Projects (EXCLUSIVE)


Ventureland Wins Bronze at 2023 Creativepool Awards


13 Hollywood production companies making brand films that streamers like Netflix and Apple want to buy

Business Insider

‘Bobi Wine: The People’s President’ Review

Roger Ebert

In the underwater tragedy of Netflix’s ‘Deepest Breath,’ the appeal of the deep explained – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

‘The Deepest Breath’ Review: A Unique and Tragic Journey Into the World of Free Diving – Collider


‘Bobi Wine: The People’s President’ Trailer: Pop Star Turned Politician Risks Life For His Country’s Future In National Geographic Documentary – Deadline


The Deepest Breath review – stunning Netflix documentary on freediving

The Guardian

‘Wham!’ Review: Chris Smith’s Netflix Doc Is an Irresistible Pop Nostalgia Trip, but It’s Also a Serious Portrait of George Michael’s Ambition


Harder Than You Think & P&G Studios Partner On Disability Equality-Paralympics Doc ‘Rising Phoenix: A New Revolution’


“It’s about two great friends who lived the dream,” says Ventureland’s John Battsek of Sheffield DocFest title ‘Wham!’

Screen Daily

First Look: The Deepest Breath Tells a Heartbreaking True Story About Diving

Vanity Fair

David Beckham Is Passing the Ball in a New Docuseries


WHAM! Official Trailer


Mary McCartney On How ‘If These Walls Could Sing’ Brings The Storied History Of Abbey Road Vividly To Life (With A Little Help From Her Friends)


Vimeo Staff Pick: ‘They Came From All Over’


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.