How CNN Films Is Spurring The Documentary Boom & Why It Won’t Make A Movie About Trump – Intv

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When it comes to the great surge we’ve seen at the box office for documentaries, “investment by someone or some entity” like CNN Films makes all the difference according to Rbg co-director and producer Julie Cohen.

“If you’re making a documentary for $50K, there’s going to be limitations on what the quality is going to be,” said Cohen whose Rbg was nominated for two Oscars including Best Feature Doc and rode a long wave that started at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival into last month’s Oscar ceremony.

“Investing in production allows for something better, in promoting and marketing and distributing and the film ends up moving to a place where the money can start coming back,” said Cohen.

CNN Worldwide Evp for Talent and Content Development Amy Entelis also attributed the doc craze to the recent rise in multi-media platforms, which has enabled the non-fiction format to find a greater audience.
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