MSNBC will air a documentary about Conrad Murray this Thursday that features an interview with the doctor who was convicted Monday of involuntary manslaughter. The interview for Michael Jackson and The Doctor: A Fatal Friendship was conducted in November 2009, prior to Murray being charged.
October Films, which produced the documentary, filmed Murray throughout the subsequent two years and continued to record him during the trial.
UK Broadcaster Steve Hewlett conducted… Continue reading MSNBC to air Conrad Murray documentary
It was a big, sensational murder trial featuring one of the world’s greatest entertainers as the victim, and so naturally no one is done telling this story yet. Now that it has an ending — with Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, found guilty of involuntary manslaughter — all that’s left is to get the man’s sentence later this month and then obsess over all the little… Continue reading First Dr. Conrad Murray Movie will Be a TV Documentary
Last week the Oscar race was tightened for at least one category as the Documentary Short Subject field was narrowed down from 35 eligible titles to 8 shortlisted finalists (head over to my documentary blog for info on each of those). In about a month, a similar shortlist will be announced for the Documentary Feature category, when the Academy’s Documentary Branch whittles the number down… Continue reading Doc Talk: Predicting the Documentary Feature Oscar: 5 Plausible Nominees; 5 Possible Alternates; and 5 Unconventional Suggestions
When it comes to home entertainment content that’s exclusive to one retailer over all the rest, I’m fine with it so long as it’s some gimmicky piece of merchandise or cool, character-related casing. But when it’s a 45-minute documentary about the end of one of the greatest movie franchises of all time, I feel like that’s something that should be available on all DVDs and Blu-rays… Continue reading 'When Harry Left Hogwarts' Trailer: The 45-Minute Documentary About the End of Harry Potter
In the 1980s and 90s, metropolitan club owner Peter Gatien was such an influential taste-maker that he was once dubbed “the king of New York City nightclubs.” His crown jewel was Limelight, a midnight haven that welcomed thousands of enthusiastic patrons — celebrities, drag queens, dancers — and blasted innovative electronic tunes until sunrise. All walks of life were welcome in the Studio 54 of the 1990s, until Mayor Rudolph… Continue reading 'Limelight' Producer Reveals How to Make a Documentary About Your Controversial Father