Friday, December 2, 2016

Alex Gibney

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

The inspiration for director Otto Bell’s first feature documentary came in the form of a photo essay from still lenser Asher Svidensky that appeared on the BBC website and included shots of Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Kazakh girl living in Mongolia and aspiring to be an eagle hunter. This...

Thursday, Jul. 7, 2016

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney believes the first atomic bomb of the cyberwarfare age has already been dropped.

That bomb was Stuxnet, a computer virus that's the subject of Gibney's latest movie, "Zero Days." Stuxnet disrupted an Iranian uranium-enrichment facility...

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

After working 18 years at "The Daily Show," Kahane Cooperman had only a weekend off last summer before starting a job running Amazon's new video version of The New Yorker magazine.

In retrospect, she considers that a blessing.

"I would have...

Thursday, Sep. 3, 2015

Was Steve Jobs a brilliant visionary whose singular mind, capable of blending art, technology and commerce as never before, inspired the world to "think different" and changed the way we live?

Or was he a ruthless businessman who treated co-workers...

Monday, Apr. 13, 2015

If the Church of Scientology was hoping that HBO's withering documentary on the religion's practices would pass by with little notice, that turned out to be a miscalculation.

"Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" has been seen by more...

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015

Mike Rinder had spent virtually all of his life in the Church of Scientology. From the age of 6 he was raised in the church, eventually rising to become its chief spokesman. Everyone he knew was a Scientologist, including his wife, his two children, his mother,...

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

"Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house — not with a star-studded red carpet, but with police protection.

A week before the premiere, the Church of Scientology took out full...

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Prolific and Oscar-winning (Taxi to the Dark Side) documentarian Alex Gibney, handled in the ad arena by Chelsea Pictures, has made his biggest foray into branded content to date, directing 12 online films and a broadcast spot as part of a global launch...

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Song credits won't be the latest place to feature Mick Jagger's name. Instead, look to upcoming films and TV shows.

The Rolling Stones frontman has been busy producing projects, from this year's James Brown biopic "Get on Up" to a not-yet-titled HBO...