As a documentary filmmaker, often the idea of having to wrangle talent releases, location releases, crew deal memos, music rights, all seems like a world that is not really ours. That’s for the feature film…

Documentary Film School The idea that one must go to school for documentary filmmaking in order to become a good documentary filmmaker is a fairly hollow assumption.  There are plenty great doc films made by…

Documentary Scriptwriting One of the more over-looked aspects of making your documentary film is the scriptwriting process. If your intention is to just shoot, shoot, shoot, and then go through your footage and knock something…

TDL’s (Temporary) New Host We are excited to announce that the new host of TDL is Faith Fuller (formerly of Desktop Documentaries)! Okay, so maybe it’s only for one week.  And while Faith still holds her…

2016 Are you one of those people who loves a good End-of-the-Year list?  Yeah, me too.  I absolutely love them, truth be told.  I know, I know.  Kinda cheesy… but kinda fun.  And that’s why I’ve…

On this International Podcast Day (yes, there is such a thing!), it’s only appropriate to bring you another installment to our monthly conversations with documentary industry people.  This time out, I spoke with documentary filmmaker (Briars in…