• ‘A Private War' Cinematographer Helped Director Make Transition From Documentaries

    8 days ago - By Variety

    Why did veteran cinematographer Robert Richardson, a three-time Oscar winner, agree to work on “A Private War,” the first narrative feature directed by documentarian Matthew Heineman? It had a lot to do with Heineman's courage and sense of purpose, says the DP. Heineman was nominated for an Oscar himself for his documentary feature “Cartel Land,”...
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  • Women Directors Reap Rewards in Documentary World

    8 days ago - By Variety

    Women directors and producers are consistent winners and well-represented as nominees when it comes to documentaries in awards season. Barbara Kopple is a two-time Oscar-winning documentary director; Freida Lee Mock is an Oscar winner and was the Academy's first documentary branch governor; Laura Poitras and Zana Briski are the two women...
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