About

We are a full-service production company that specializes in documentary storytelling and the occasional scripted project for platforms both inside and outside of NBCUniversal. We collaborate with premier filmmakers at all stages of development and production and share access to everything our esteemed news organization has to offer: eight decades of television and radio archive; a global network of journalists; a world-class investigative team; and rich trove of story IP. Our team has decades of experience in the TV and documentary worlds and has been honored with multiple Emmy, Peabody and DuPont awards.

Recent premieres include David Belton & Bjorn Johnson’s Memory Box: Echoes of 9/11, produced by Hugo Godwin and Elizabeth Fischer (TIFF 2021, MSNBC, Peacock), the six-part docuseries John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise (Peacock), and Dawn Porter’s documentary film The Way I See It (Focus Features, MSNBC, Peacock). We’re also in production on the scripted mini-series The Thing About Pam (NBC) starring Renée Zellweger and produced with Blumhouse Productions and Big Picture Co.; a feature documentary film with Academy Award nominated director Julie Cohen (RBG); a documentary feature about sex researcher Shere Hite directed by Academy Award nominee Nicole Newnham (Crip Camp); and soon-to-be announced projects with director Dawn Porter and Broadway Video.

Studios is also proud to sponsor the Original Voices documentary fellowship in partnership with NBCU Academy.

Work

Team

Partners


Director Collaborators


David
Belton



Zackary
Canepari



Julie
Cohen



Drea
Cooper



Bjorn
Johnson



Errol
Morris



Nicole
Newnham



Dawn
Porter



Partnerships

Focus Features
Broadway Video
Peacock
MSNBC Films
Participant
BlumHouse
Anchor

Fellowship

NBCU Academy in partnership with NBC News Studios, the NBC News documentary division, is awarding a fellowship to documentarians who identify as — or showcase stories highlighting social issues affecting — women, LGBTQ+, communities of color and people with disabilities. The Original Voices Fellowship is an invitation-only artist development opportunity that supports filmmakers with new feature-length nonfiction films in all stages of production. The selected fellows will receive a non-recoupable $45,000 grant and a one-year fellowship designed to help each film making team with the completion of their films. Fellows will also have access to archival research, production resources as well as NBC News Studios executives and journalists. In this year’s cohort, we are proud to support coming of age stories that transcend borders, stories of bravery and courage in the face of institutional corruption, stories of nascent parenthood and belonging, films that explore blackness, latinx identity, immigration status, gender, genre, disability, dogma, political disenfranchisement, invisibility, and seven incredibly talented, original voices who embody relentless creativity, integrity, and becoming. Each of the fellows demonstrates distinctive directorial vision and a commitment to equitable filmmaking. We are thrilled to introduce their projects below.

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