documentaries

How Milana Vayntrub Quickly Rose From Surprise Ad Star Into a Creative Force for Good

Vayntrub has appeared in 40 spots for AT&T, although she was only supposed to be in one. Photography by Robert Ascroft

AT&T Ad Star Milana Vayntrub, Once a Soviet Refugee, Becomes a Voice for Syrian Victims

The actress behind one of today's most popular ad characters, AT&T's Lily, is taking on a new public role: an advocate for Syrian refugees.

Why a Reporter Who Covered the Avery Case Is Launching a ‘Making a Murderer’ Rebuttal Podcast

Dan O'Donnell's new podcast on iHeartRadio, Rebutting a Murderer, isn't just some random person's take on the popular Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer.

Vice’s Campaign of Media Domination Now Extends to Feature Film

While clean-cut skateboarder Tony Hawk was becoming a household name for completing the first 900-degree aerial spin, Australian rebels Tas and Ben Pappas were tearing up the skateboarding scene with raw talent and even rawer personalities.

Stacy Peralta’s 6 Principles for Capturing Humanity in Commercials

People often question why documentary filmmakers direct commercials. What's the motivation? Ask just about any documentary filmmaker worth his or her salt, they'll tell you. It's the opportunity to capture humanity in short form.

Mario Batali Teams With OgilvyEntertainment to Create New Shows

OgilvyEntertainment, the entertainment marketing arm of Ogilvy & Mather, and celebrity chef Mario Batali have formed ccMF Productions, a new company that will create food and lifestyle programming aimed at millennials. And in a twist for OgilvyEntertainment, the TV and online content won’t be branded.

Nat Geo First on the Scene for ‘Disaster’

Less than a month after the Carnival Cruise ship Costa Concordia sank off the Tuscan coastline, the National Geographic Channel is on the scene with a refurbished documentary about the incident, appropriately titled Italian Cruise Ship Disaster: The Untold Stories, beating out Discovery's already announced project on the same topic.