MTV Documentary Films

MTV Documentary Films has acquired worldwide rights to “The Eternal Memory,” Maite Alberdi’s follow-up to her Oscar-nominated feature “The Mole Agent.” Sources say that the film sold for nearly $3 million. The doc premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and will have its international premiere at the Berlin…

For documentary filmmakers seeking distribution for independently made projects, Sundance is the golden ticket. It’s where a few lucky doc directors can nail down seven-figure deals with major distributors including Netflix, Amazon or Apple TV+ every year. But this year, with streamers not only tightening their purse strings but also…

Paramount+ has set a Nov. 29 premiere date for a slate of new titles from MTV Documentary Films. The slate spans two feature documentaries and five documentary shorts, all of which are executive produced by Sheila Nevins, executive producer at MTV Documentary Films and the former boss of HBO Documentary…

Prior to the advent of streaming, documentaries had a reputation for being, as Jerry Seinfeld put it at the 2007 Oscars, “incredibly depressing.” Politics, the environment, warfare, and the farming industry were all topics routinely explored by documentary filmmakers for several decades. But Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Apple, and Disney have…

The Critics Choice Documentary Awards has announced its nominees, with Sara Dosa’s lava-fueled love story “Fire of Love” leading the field with seven nominations, including best documentary feature and director. Co-distributed by National Geographic and Neon, the film’s early release date has seemed to have no effect on its awards…