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Documentary Sales Are Surging, But What’s Driving the Competition?

You could call it the “Netflix effect.” With the rise of the global VOD giant and its increasingly voracious appetite for nonfiction films, the documentary industry is anticipating a busy spring season at the Tribeca Film Festival and Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival and marketplace.

But it’s not just Netflix, say industry insiders. The number of active buyers for documentary films suggests there’s an enthusiasm for independent nonfiction cinema that goes beyond the VOD giant.

On the eve of Tribeca, three high-profile documentaries have already found buyers: National Geographic acquired the coal-mining expose “From the Ashes,” and Gravitas Ventures bought theatrical and streaming rights to two films already partnering with CNN Films: “Elian,” the story of Cuban child émigré Elian Gonzalez, and Impact Partners’ “The Reagan Show,” a freshly relevant archival-driven doc about the staging of the former President.

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Kate Beckinsale, Adam Carolla interviews on Leno (Videos)

Tonight Kate Beckinsale sits down with Jay and talks about being down at Comic-con for her new movie, .Total Recall. and why she prefers texting over calling. Adam Carolla talks about why celebrities need to stop going to Comic-con and explains the recent .break-in. at his house. Legend Lionel Richie performs with the Madden brothers. Jay Leno.S Monologue Tuesday, July 17, 2012 The New York Knicks Announced They're Going To Cut Off Beer Sales After The Third Quarter Next Season. And That's Just For Jason Kidd. He.S Claiming "Temporary Lin-sanity." So I Don.T Know What Any Of That Means. Apparently He Was Really Wasted; In Fact, Witnesses Said That They Haven.T Seen An NBA Player That Drunk Since
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'Duke Nukem Forever,' A 'Veronica Mars' Movie Push And 'Machete' In Today's Twitter-Wood

'Duke Nukem Forever,' A 'Veronica Mars' Movie Push And 'Machete'  In Today's Twitter-Wood
Wil Wheaton summed up the reactions of gamers everywhere today when 2K Games revealed at the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle that a playable version of the epically delayed game "Duke Nukem Forever" would be playable for the show.

Others in Twitter-Wood were more concerned with movies, which is appropriate since that's where they make their money. Kristen Bell has been prodding at her followers to tell Warner Bros. they want to see a "Veronica Mars" movie, Ashton Kutcher checked out the "Family Guy" take on "Return of the Jedi," and Rainn Wilson discussed a remake of "The Rocker." Check out what he'd like to do with that down below and see who's going to a midnight screening of "Machete."

Find out what they jumped on after the break. I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for September 3, 2010.

@wilw And Duke Nukem Forever was released ... and the rivers turned to blood
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Full Comic-Con 2010 Schedule for Saturday July 24th!

Hey Gang! Comic-Con International has unveiled the full schedule for Saturday July 24th! If you thought Thursday and Friday were insanely awesome and crazy, wait until you see what's planned for Saturday! There is a ton of great stuff going on that you're going to want to see! We've got all Marvel film panel with Thor, Captain America and The Avengers. There's also Green Lantern, Cowboys & Aliens, Sucker Punch, Harry Potter, Paul, and a ton of other great stuff! And if you aren't able to make it out to Comic-Con this year don't worry we got your back, and will be covering everything we possibly can. I've highlighted all the events we hope to cover. If you're going to comic-con we will be having a little meet up. The details for that will be revealed soon. Now check out the full schedule below and start planning out your Comic-Con geekdom.
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