documentary series

THE STAIRCASE – new episodes coming soon

Article: THE STAIRCASE – new episodes coming soon

Sundance Channel announced today that it has co-produced and will premiere two new installments of the critically acclaimed crime documentary, THE STAIRCASE, by Oscar®-winning director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade (MURDER ON A SUNDAY MORNING). Beginning January 7 at 10:00pm e/p, Sundance Channel will air an encore performance of the original eight-part Peabody Award-winning series in its entirety—a program described by The New York Times as “a masterpiece…so brilliantly conceived, reported, filmed and paced that you may come to wish it were twice as long.” Following the first eight installments, Sundance Channel will debut two hour-long never-before-seen episodes entitled THE STAIRCASE: LAST CHANCE, which will explore new and explosive developments in the life of author Michael Peterson whose sensational murder trial made headlines across the country. The new episodes air on March 4th and March 11th at 10:00pm e/p.

PUSH GIRLS premieres Tuesday April 17th

Article: PUSH GIRLS premieres Tuesday April 17th

Sundance Channel rolls out its spring season with the groundbreaking docu-series PUSH GIRLS, premiering April 17th at 10p E/P. PUSH GIRLS, a new series from producer Gay Rosenthal (Ruby, Little People, Big Word), traces the lives of four dynamic, outspoken and beautiful women who, by accident or illness, have been paralyzed from the neck or the waist down.

EP 06 – ENTRY 04: BETWEEN THE LINES

Article: EP 06 – ENTRY 04: BETWEEN THE LINES

Flying above New Orleans, I’m only just beginning to understand how lucky I’ve been. Years ago, had you told me I’d be coming here to help produce a documentary series, I would have rolled my eyes and said “I wish.” In 2005, I would have imagined the city only through Katrina’s lens and its devastating…

EP: 03 – DOCUMENTARY vs. REALITY   BY MICHAEL SELDITCH

Article: EP: 03 – DOCUMENTARY vs. REALITY BY MICHAEL SELDITCH

“It’s not a reality show–it’s a documentary series,” I’ve heard myself say on countless occasions. Press, students, faculty, crew, have all at some point uttered the baggage-laden phrase “reality show,” and I am always compelled to clarify. “What’s the difference?” asked a journalist, who rolled her eyes when I made the distinction. “Style and purpose…”…

EP: 01 – WHY ARCHITECTURE? BY MICHAEL SELDITCH

Article: EP: 01 – WHY ARCHITECTURE? BY MICHAEL SELDITCH

Architects in fictional movies and television are typically portrayed in unrealistic or overtly glamorous ways. The rare documentary will surface — Nathaniel Kahn’s My Architect or Ken Burns’ Frank Lloyd Wright — that accurately depicts not only the joy of architecture, but the architect’s personal process. I want this documentary series to give the viewer…