Sundance, Docurama to Offer New Documentary Line25 Jan, 2005 By: Jessica Wolf
A new documentary line is on the way from the Sundance Channel and Docurama. The two companies have partnered to introduce the “Sundance Channel Home Entertainment Documentary Collection.”
The first title The First Amendment Project, will debut April 26. It will include three films produced in a partnership between the Sundance Channel and Court TV, exploring contemporary issues surrounding the First Amendment. The three included films are Fox vs. Franken, which delves into the controversy surrounding Fox TV's attempts to stop publication of Al Franken's book “Lies and the Lying Liars who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right”; Poetic License, a look at writer and political activist Amiri Baraka from director Mario Van Peebles; and Some Assembly Required, which follows protesters at the Republican National Convention in New York City.
The companies plan to release six titles a year through the new line.
“Docurama, which is so strongly identified with documentaries in the home entertainment market, is the perfect partner in this venture, and we look forward to benefiting from their expertise,” said Mike Haney, VP of Sundance Channel Home Entertainment.