The Ivory Game (2016) - News Poster

News

FX Expands Docuseries Slate with Five New Projects, One Feature Documentary

  • Variety
FX is continuing its push into the documentary business with the announcement of six new projects.

The cabler announced at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that they have ordered five new docuseries and one documentary feature. The move comes after FX launched the New York Times docuseries “The Weekly” back in June.

“FX has long sought to give artists a platform to showcase their individual, uncompromising vision and its new docuseries and features are an opportunity to extend that ambition in our collaboration with non-fiction talent,” said Nick Grad, co-president of original programming for FX Entertainment. “It’s been tremendously rewarding to partner with The New York Times and Hulu on ‘The Weekly,’ which has excelled creatively and is hitting series-high ratings. Under the guidance of FX’s Jonathan Frank and J.J. Klein, we are now honored to partner with these new teams to create docuseries and features
See full article at Variety »

FX Ramps Up Non-Fiction Slate With Docuseries On Tupac Shakur, Lgbtq Rights & Zodiac Killer – TCA

  • Deadline
FX Ramps Up Non-Fiction Slate With Docuseries On Tupac Shakur, Lgbtq Rights & Zodiac Killer – TCA
Docuseries about Tupac Shakur and his mother, the fight for Lgbtq civil rights in America and the man who possibly was the Zodiac killer lead FX’s latest documentary slate.

FX is ramping up its non-fiction slate with five new docuseries and one feature documentary, building on its latest series The Weekly, with The New York Times.

The news was revealed by Nick Grad and Gina Balian, Presidents, Original Programming, FX Entertainment at the TCA summer press tour.

Outlaw: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur, from The Defiant Ones director Allen Hughes is a five-part series looking at the mother and son. Told through the eyes of the people who knew them best, the series explores their message of freedom, equality, persecution and justice.

Pride is a six-part docuseries chronicling the fight for Lgbtq civil rights in America through the lens of history, pop culture and politics. Produced by
See full article at Deadline »

Mexican Journalist Carlos Loret de Mola Threatened by Narcos Over 'Sea of Shadows' Documentary

  • CineMovie
The new National Geographic documentary Sea Of Shadows brings to light the crisis at the border in Baja California as the native porpoise, the vaquitas are facing extinction because of the poaching of a rare fish by the Mexican drug cartel and the Chinese mafia. The netting is killing both the fish and the vaquitas, and only 15 of the dolphin-like creatures remain. One of the subjects of the documentary by director Richard Ladkani (The Ivory Game) is Mexican investigative journalist Carlos Loret de Mola who has been investigating the cartel behind it but he, along with the filmmakers and subjects of the documentary, have faced death threats from the narcos. We caught up with Carlos to talk about his role in Sea Of Shadows, and why it's important to act now.
See full article at CineMovie »

Leonardo DiCaprio-Produced Doc ‘Sea of Shadows’ Takes on Mexican Cartels

  • Variety
Leonardo DiCaprio-Produced Doc ‘Sea of Shadows’ Takes on Mexican Cartels
Leonardo DiCaprio‘s latest eco-documentary “Sea of Shadows” doesn’t shy away from taking on Mexican cartels.

“For some of the guys there, he is state enemy number one at the moment,” said producer Wolfgang Knöpfler at the documentary’s premiere on Wednesday night at Neuehouse in Los Angeles. “The cartels don’t like him.”

Appian Way and DiCaprio executive produced the National Geographic documentary, which casts a spotlight on the little-known plight of the endangered vaquita, a species of porpoise that has become collateral damage in a poaching crisis raging in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. Mexican crime syndicates have partnered with the Chinese mafia in the illegal fishing of the native totoaba, whose bladders are believed to have miraculous healing powers and fetch prices upwards of $100,000 on the Chinese black market.

Ensnared in nets meant for the totoaba, with their natural habitat decimated, the vaquita numbers have dwindled to less than fifteen.
See full article at Variety »

‘Sea of Shadows’ Review: Riveting Documentary Spotlights Endangered Vaquita Porpoise

Directed by Richard Ladkani (The Ivory Game), Sea of Shadows is a riveting documentary that, while providing much needed information about an endangered species, is also an immersive storytelling experience.

There are only 15 vaquita porpoises that survive on this world, and they reside near the Sea of Cortez. Fisherman have cast their nets into the [...]

The post ‘Sea of Shadows’ Review: Riveting Documentary Spotlights Endangered Vaquita Porpoise appeared first on Hollywood Outbreak.
See full article at Hollywood Outbreak »

CinemAddicts Podcast Delves Into Eye Opening Documentary ‘Sea of Shadows’

If you’re in search of a first rate documentary to check out in theaters this month, Sea of Shadows should fit the bill. Directed by Richard Ladkani (The Ivory Game) and executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, the project focuses on the push to save the vaquita porpoise, an endangered whale species that resides near the [...]

The post CinemAddicts Podcast Delves Into Eye Opening Documentary ‘Sea of Shadows’ appeared first on Hollywood Outbreak.
See full article at Hollywood Outbreak »

Sundance: National Geographic Buys Leonardo DiCaprio-Produced Documentary ‘Sea of Shadows’

  • Variety
National Geographic Documentary Films has secured worldwide rights to the environmental documentary “Sea of Shadows,” executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio.

Directed by Richard Ladkani (“The Ivory Game”), the documentary premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and won the Audience Award for world cinema documentary.

Sea of Shadows” highlights efforts to save the endangered vaquita whale in the Sea of Cortez, where the native totoaba fish are being poached because of a superstitious belief among some in China that their bladders possess miraculous healing powers. The non-fiction film follows a team of scientists, high-tech conservationists, investigative journalists, undercover agents and the Mexican Navy to save the last remaining vaquita and bring the crime syndicate to justice.

“What is happening in Mexico is yet another example of human-caused devastation due to the greed of a few,” Ladkani said in a statement. “My hope is that this film can raise awareness
See full article at Variety »

Nat Geo Acquires Leonardo DiCaprio-Produced Documentary ‘Sea of Shadows’

  • The Wrap
Nat Geo Acquires Leonardo DiCaprio-Produced Documentary ‘Sea of Shadows’
National Geographic Films has acquired the worldwide rights to “Sea of Shadows,” an award-winning Sundance documentary executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, the company announced Monday.

The documentary premiered on Jan. 27 at the Sundance Film Festival and played and won the Audience Award for a documentary from the festival. Richard Ladkani directs the film along with Terra Mater Factual Studios in association with Leonardo DiCaprio and Appian Way, Malaika Pictures and Wild Lens Collective.

The deal was negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers by Josh Braun, Ben Braun, Matt Burke and Ben Schwartz of Submarine.

Sea of Shadows” examines an environmental crisis formed as a result of actions by Mexican drug cartels and the Chinese mafia. The film looks at the Sea of Cortez, which is collapsing as a result of the hunting of a valuable fish called totoaba
See full article at The Wrap »

Sundance: Leonardo DiCaprio-Produced Doc 'Sea of Shadows' Nabbed by Nat Geo for $3M

National Geographic Documentary Films has netted Richard Ladkani's environmental documentary Sea of Shadows, plunking down $3 million for worldwide rights, which is believed to be the biggest doc acquisition of this year's Sundance market. Leonardo DiCaprio, who produced Ladkani's doc The Ivory Game, served as an executive producer.

The nonfiction thriller chronicles the plight of the vaquita, the world's smallest whale, which is near extinction as its habitat is destroyed by Mexican drug cartels and the Chinese mafia, who harvest the swim bladder of the totoaba fish, the "cocaine of the sea." Environmental activists, the Mexican ...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter »

Remembering Claymation Legend Will Vinton, 'The Hate U Give' Screenwriter Audrey Wells and More Reel-Important People We Lost in October

  • Movies.com
Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Paul G. Allen (1953-2018) - Businessman. In addition to co-founding Microsoft and his work in various other ventures, he co-owned Vulcan Productions and produced the movies Hard Candy, Far From Heaven, Titus and the documentaries Lightning in a Bottle, Pandora's Promise, Racing Extinction, Girl Rising and Netflix's The Ivory Game. He was played by Josh Hopkins in the movie Pirates of Silicon Valley. He died on October 15. (Nyt) Charles Aznavour (1924-2018) - Singer, Actor. In addition to his...
See full article at Movies.com »

Trailer for Documentary 'The Last Animals' Fights to Save The Animals

"Extinction happens in front of our eyes." Save the animals! They are important, too. An official trailer has debuted for the documentary The Last Animals, the feature directorial debut of renown photojournalist Kate Brooks. The Last Animals follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and criminal networks to save elephants and rhinos from the edge of extinction. It's a film about how important it is to fight back, to organize systems of defense and to mobilize people in order to save the animals that are threatened by ever-greedy humans who want them dead for their own gain. This is similar to the other doc The Ivory Game about elephant poaching, and just as powerful. These films are so important and show how incredibly passionate people are fighting to save what truly matters, even putting their own lives on the line. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Kate Brooks' documentary The Last Animals,
See full article at FirstShowing.net »

5 Things We Learned from Netflix’s New Bob Marley Doc

5 Things We Learned from Netflix’s New Bob Marley Doc
For all the scholarship that exists on pop history, plenty of mysteries remain: Who killed Jam Master Jay; what precisely happened on the night of Sam Cooke’s death; and what exactly was the relationship between Johnny Cash and Richard Nixon? Netflix’s new ReMastered docuseries seeks to investigate these and other tales in the months ahead, starting with its first entry, Who Shot the Sheriff?, an examination of the events leading up to — and following — the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in 1976. Here, a few things we gleaned from the hour-long doc,
See full article at Rolling Stone »

A New Film About The Zodiac Killer Will Be Developed Called The Most Dangerous Animal Of All

There's a new film about the Zodiac Killer being developed called The Most Dangerous Animal of All. It's based on the The New York Times bestselling book of the same name written by Gary L. Stewart, who claims that his dad, Earl Van Best. Jr., was the Zodiac Killer.

The rights to the book were acquired by Ross Dinerstein and Campfire Entertainment. The plan is to make a documentary first and then they will follow that up with a feature film. The title of the book comes from the 1932 movie The Most Dangerous Game which law enforcement for years has said could have inspired the Zodiac killer.

There have been multiple films made about the Zodiac Killer over the years. My favorite is David Fincher's 2007 film Zodiac, which is one of my favorite movies of all time. I've been fascinated with the Zodiac Killer for a long time. The
See full article at GeekTyrant »

‘Most Dangerous Animal Of All’ Bestseller About Author’s Father As The Zodiac Killer Picked Up

Exclusive: The rights to The New York Times bestselling book The Most Dangerous Animal of All, written by Gary L. Stewart who claims his father was the Zodiac Killer, has just been secured by Ross Dinerstein and Campfire Entertainment. First up will be a documentary with plans for a feature. The title of the book comes from the 1932 movie The Most Dangerous Game which law enforcement for years have said could have inspired the Zodiac killer.

There have been many theories over the years on who the Zodiac killer could have been. There have also been multiple movies made about the subject, including one directed by David Fincher, released in 2007, entitled Zodiac. That one was based on true crime author Robert Graysmith’s story while working at the San Francisco Chronicle when he attempted to decode the letters sent to the newspaper.

So what is Stewart’s story? He was
See full article at Deadline »

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way, Terra Mater Team on ‘Vaquita – Sea of Ghosts’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way, Terra Mater Team on ‘Vaquita – Sea of Ghosts’ (Exclusive)
Terra Mater Factual Studios, the movie and TV production arm of Red Bull, has reteamed with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way on documentary “Vaquita — Sea of Ghosts,” following their collaboration on Oscar-shortlisted documentary “The Ivory Game.”

The new film, which is helmed by “The Ivory Game” director Richard Ladkani, follows the attempts to save the endangered vaquita porpoise, whose numbers have been devastated by illegal fishing in the Gulf of California. Fewer than 15 of these porpoises remain as they are often caught in the nets of rogue fishermen hunting the totoaba, whose swim bladder sells for more than $100,000 apiece in China.

The film starts with a meeting between DiCaprio and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto last year, and then follows the sometimes violent conflict between the Mexican drug cartels and Chinese crime gangs on the one side, and the Mexican government, the U.S. Navy, the FBI, Sea Shepherd and other wildlife activist groups,
See full article at Variety »

‘Mission to the Moon’ Team PTScientists Partner With Red Bull Media House

  • Variety
Red Bull Media House has pacted with Berlin-based space pioneers PTScientists to be the exclusive media production and distribution partner for “Mission to the Moon,” the first private venture to land on the Moon. The partnership was announced at an event at TV conference and market MipTV in Cannes.

Fifty years after the first humans stepped on the Moon, PTScientists will undertake their mission to land on the Moon in the second half of 2019. “Mission to the Moon” will be a robotic space exploration mission led by Robert Böhme. It will return to the landing site of the Apollo 17 mission, and will view the final footprints and the Moon buggy left behind on the lunar surface.

“We aim to create an ‘Apollo moment’ for a new generation. PTScientists believe that space belongs to everyone and ‘Mission to the Moon’ will make space accessible for all to explore,” Böhme said in a statement.
See full article at Variety »

Preferred Content CEO Kevin Iwashina Joins Endeavor Content As Agent

Exclusive: Preferred Content founder and CEO Kevin Iwashina has joined Endeavor Content, the division formerly known as Wme Global led by co-presidents Graham Taylor and Chris Rice. Iwashina will wind down his company and join Endeavor Content as an agent focusing on non-fiction content. He will work alongside the team there and bolster a department whose recent non-fiction film efforts have included the Oscar-winning docu Undefeated, Chef's Table, The Ivory Game, Amanda K…
See full article at Deadline Movie News »

Joshua Reviews Shaul Schwarz And Christina Clusiau’s Trophy [Theatrical Review]

As we make our way deeper and deeper into the Fall Festival season, some of the highlights from festivals earlier in the year are finally arriving in theaters. Be it the Safdie Brothers Cannes-stealing Good Time or Eliza Hittman’s Sundance stunner Beach Rats some of the spring’s most talked about festival pictures are just now making their way into theaters around the country. But what about those that went relatively unspoken of? There are some true discoveries to be had.

One of those discoveries is the newest film from Narco Cultura director Shaul Schwarz and co-director Christina Clusiau, entitled Trophy. As one could gather from the title, the film focuses its lens on the world of animal conservation in an age where more and more animals inch closer and closer to extinction. We watch as people try to help nurture animals and their populations back to life as
See full article at CriterionCast »

Abramorama Acquires ‘Bending The Arc’; Comedy Dynamics Nabs ‘Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary’

Abramorama Acquires ‘Bending The Arc’; Comedy Dynamics Nabs ‘Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary’
Abramorama has picked up the U.S. theatrical rights to Bending the Arc, a documentary by directors Kief Davidson (The Ivory Game) and Pedro Kos (The Square), and plans a limited release beginning October 6 in New York. The film, which premiered at Sundance in January, revolves around three Harvard med students — Jim Kim (current President of the World Bank), Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl — who became pioneers of global health, literally inventing an international framework…
See full article at Deadline Movie News »

Big-Game Hunting is Questioned in Trailer for 'Trophy' Documentary

"We have to keep this fight going!" The Orchard has debuted an official trailer for a documentary called Trophy, examining the world of big game trophy hunters and how it connects to wildlife conservation. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in competition earlier this year, and has played at other fests all over the world. The description for this says it will make you question "what is right, what is wrong and what is necessary in order to save the great species of the world from extinction." This seems like it would make a great double feature with the other wildlife doc The Ivory Game (about elephant poaching) from last year. I will admit I'm curious about seeing this, and I'm a bit sad I missed it at Sundance. Take a look below. Here's the trailer (+ poster) for Christina Clusiau & Shaul Schwarz's doc Trophy, from YouTube: Christina Clusiau
See full article at FirstShowing.net »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Showtimes | External Sites


Recently Viewed