Doc News > Oprah’s Changing the Game

So, it looks like Oprah is expanding her brand to include a “documentary club”.  It’s like a book club but, for documentaries.  Hopefully, this will bring some well deserved notoriety to documentary filmmakers around the world.  After all – Oprah always “goes big”.  Maybe Doc & a Drink should start a campaign to be advisors for the club?!  What do you think?

HERE AT THE DETAILS:

At the 2010 Sundance Festival, ro*co and OWN announced their first acquisition for the “Doc Club” , Family Affair:

  • “At 10 years old, Chico Colvard shot his older sister in the leg. This seemingly random act detonated a chain reaction that exposed unspeakable realities and shattered his family. Thirty years later, Colvard ruptures veils of secrecy and silence again. As he bravely visits his relatives, what unfolds is a personal film that’s as uncompromising, raw, and cathartic as any in the history of the medium.”

Articles:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3i68e64a3cf2727350e3d94aa8cfd16443

http://oprah.about.com/b/2009/12/10/oprahs-own-film-documentary-club.htm

– becky beamer

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