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Yelp Documentary: The Plot Thickens [Updated]

Yelp Documentary: The Plot Thickens [Updated]

By Chris Crum March 25, 2015

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 …

Nina Simone Netflix Doc Wins Praise at Sundance Nina Simone Netflix Doc Wins Praise 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 …

Oscar Nominations: Netflix Scores One with ‘Virunga’ 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 …

Netflix Acquires Edward Norton-Produced Doc Netflix Acquires Edward Norton-Produced Doc

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 …

Netflix Announces Original Nina Simone Documentary Netflix Announces Original Nina Simone Documentary

Netflix has really been making a name for itself when it comes to acquiring and releasing high-quality documentary features. In fact, thanks to the service, people have never had such easy access to such a plethora of this kind of …

Netflix Original 'Virunga' Getting Oscar Buzz Netflix Original 'Virunga' Getting Oscar Buzz

Last year, Netflix Original documentary The Square was getting a lot of Oscar buzz, and it ultimately got a nomination, though it didn’t win the award. It did acquire The Lady in Number 6, which won the documentary short category. …

Netflix Gives E-Team A Release Date Netflix Gives E-Team A Release Date

Netflix announced the release date for E-Team, which it’s dubbed a Netflix original. As you can see from the image above, it won the cinematography award for a U.S. documentary at Sundance (among other things). The documentary will debut across …

Netflix's 3D Printing Documentary Lands Sept. 26 Netflix's 3D Printing Documentary Lands Sept. 26

Netflix’s has finally given its new original documentary on the exploding 3D printing industry a definite release date. Print the Legend, which Netflix will release both in theaters and on its streaming platform, will be available on September 26th. Here’s …

Netflix Gets Exclusive Streaming Rights To Virunga Netflix Gets Exclusive Streaming Rights To Virunga

Netflix has reportedly acquired exclusive streaming rights to another documentary – Virunga, which is about endangered gorillas at Virunga National Park in the eastern Congo. Variety shares comments from Netflix: “Combining compelling filmmaking with a captivating real-life subject, ‘Virunga’ will …

Chelsea Handler Lands Big Deal With Netflix

Chelsea Handler has landed a big deal with Netflix and she has signed on the dotted line for not only her own late night show starting in 2016, but four documentaries and a stand-up special, too, which she just recently …

Atari Landfill Excavation Will Have an Audience

In 1983 the video game industry crashed in the U.S. One of the most legendary tales from that period involved Atari‘s rushed video game adaptation of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. Atari had allegedly manufactured a far too ambitious number of cartridges …

Netflix Acquires 'Print The Legend' Netflix Acquires 'Print The Legend'

Netflix announced today that it has acquired 3D printing documentary Print the Legend, which won the Special Jury Recognition Award for Editing & Storytelling in the Documentary Feature Competition at SXSW this year. Netflix describes the film: The Netflix original …

'The Lady In Number 6' Gets Netflix Its First Oscar 'The Lady In Number 6' Gets Netflix Its First Oscar

The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life won the Oscar for documentary short on Sunday evening. While Netflix hasn’t yet made any official announcements about the film, multiple reports last week, indicate that Netflix acquired it. The film …

Netflix Acquires Another Oscar-Nominated Documentary Netflix Acquires Another Oscar-Nominated Documentary

Netflix has reportedly acquired its second Oscar-nominated documentary with short The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life. The film is nominated for the Documentary Short Subject category, and is up against CaveDigger, Facing Fear, Karama Has No Walls, …

Netflix Gets Documentary 'The Fabulous Ice Age' Netflix Gets Documentary 'The Fabulous Ice Age'

Netflix appears to have gained exclusive streaming rights for documentary The Fabulous Ice Age, at least for four months. The title is currently available for streaming. Netflix just uploaded the trailer on YouTube: Here’s the description from Netflix: For decades, …

Netflix Mitt Romney Documentary Comes Out Today Netflix Mitt Romney Documentary Comes Out Today

Mitt, the latest original documentary from Netflix is due to become available to subscribers today, though as of the time of this writing it’s not up just yet. The film, which premiered at Sundance (where Romney himself made a surprise …

Romney Attends Premiere Of Netflix's 'Mitt' Romney Attends Premiere Of Netflix's 'Mitt'

Mitt, the Netflix documentary following former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, premiered at Sundance over the weekend, and Romney himself made a surprise appearance. “The ending I probably won’t like, but nonetheless, I think it will be a good experience and …