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Nina Simone: Netflix Documentary Gets an Official Trailer

Netflix has shared the official trailer to its upcoming Nina Simone documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone? It’s directed by Liz Garbus, an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker best known for The Farm: Angola, USA and Bobby Fischer Against the World. It’ll hit Netflix on June 26. Without further ado: Here’s Netflix’s official description: Classically trained pianist, dive-bar chanteuse, black power icon and …

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‘Planet Earth’ Follow-up ‘Our Planet’ Coming to Netflix in 2019

Netflix has nabbed the exclusive rights to Planet Earth‘s follow-up. It’s called Our Planet, and it’s a four-year project that’ll premiere in 2019. Our Planet “will take viewers into never-before-filmed wilderness areas from the ice caps and deep ocean to deserts and remote forests, introducing them to the most precious species and places that must withstand the impact of humanity …

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Yelp Documentary Puts Out Call For Stories From Businesses

Yelp documentary-in-the-making Billion Dollar Bully met its Kickstarter funding goal on Friday after generating a fair amount of exposure in the media, most notably with a back-and-forth between filmmaker Kaylie Milliken and Yelp VP of Corporate Communications Shannon Eis on CNBC. So far, the film has raised over $64,000 from 534 backers, and continues to seek additional funding to cover …

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Yelp Documentary ‘Billion Dollar Bully’ Reaches Funding Goal

Last week, a Kickstarter campaign kicked off to raise money for a documentary called Billion Dollar Bully, which delves into accusations about Yelp’s business practices that have haunted the company for years. Businesses often claim that Yelp salespeople call them to try to get them to advertise, and when they decline Yelp responds by burying positive reviews and letting negative …

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Yelp Documentary: The Plot Thickens [Updated]

As previously reported, last week, Prost Productions announced a new documentary project called Billion Dollar Bully, which dives into the infamous Yelp “extortion” allegations that have persisted for at least six years. The basic story that we’ve seen brought up in numerous press reports and internet comments over the years is that Yelp salespeople call businesses who are listed on …

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Exclusive Chat With Director Of Yelp Documentary

UPDATE: The plot thickens. Last week, Prost Productions announced a new documentary project called Billion Dollar Bully. The film, which is about half shot, looks at those Yelp “extortion” accusations that have been swirling around for at least the past six years. Do you plan on watching the film when it’s released? Let us know in the comments. In less …

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Film Takes On Yelp Extortion Claims

Well, it was probably only a matter of time. Someone is making a documentary about Yelp and its alleged “extortion” practices. It’s called Billion Dollar Bully, and it’s raising funds on Kickstarter as we speak. Would you be interested in seeing this film? Let us know in the comments. The project comes from Prost Productions and Director/Producer Kaylie Milliken, who …

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Netflix Make Documentary Deal

After a highly successful first date, Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio have decided to take their relationship to the next level. The streaming company has inked a deal with the actor/producer and his production company Appian Way for a multi-year run of documentary films and series. According to Deadline, “DiCaprio’s goal is to mix philanthropy with film making and generate focus …

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Netflix Releases Trailer For ‘My Own Man’

Netflix released a new trailer for documentary My Own Man, which is executive produced by Edward Norton. As you can see from the trailer, Norton also appears in the film. Netflix announced last month that it would exclusively premiere the film on March 6. It was written, produced and directed by David Sampliner (Dirty Work). The description is as follows: …

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Nina Simone Netflix Documentary Gets Standing Ovation at Sundance

Netflix’s new documentary about the life of singer Nina Simone is off to a strong start, receiving high praise from the audience at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, What Happened, Miss Simone?, received a standing ovation and the praise has continued on Twitter. Standing ovation for What Happened Nina Simone? "If we had voices like Simone's in the movement …

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Oscar Nominations: Netflix Scores One with ‘Virunga’

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences have just announced the Oscar nominations, and Netflix has grabbed itself one. Virunga, a film about endangered gorillas at Virunga National Park in the eastern Congo, has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature. It’ll be up against CitizenFour, Finding Vivian Maier, Last Days in Vietnam, and The Salt of the Earth. Congrats …

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Netflix Acquires Edward Norton-Produced Doc ‘My Own Man’

Netflix announced that it will exclusively premiere My Own Man, a documentary from executive producer Edward Norton, on March 6. The film was written, produced and directed by David Sampliner (Dirty Work). The description is as follows: When director Sampliner learns he’s about to become a father to a baby boy, he fears he must “man up” and finally embrace …

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