"THE FOURTH ESTATE," A SHOWTIME(R) DOCUMENTARY SERIES, RECEIVES DISTINCTION OF CLOSING THE PRESTIGIOUS TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
Groundbreaking Series Examines The Inner Workings Of The New York Times During President Trump's First Year
Series Directed By Award-Winning Filmmaker Liz Garbus
Will Make Its Television Debut On May 27 On SHOWTIME
LOS ANGELES - March 7, 2018 - SHOWTIME announced today that new original documentary series, THE FOURTH ESTATE, directed and produced by Emmy(R)-winning and Oscar(R)-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus (What Happened, Miss Simone?), will have its world premiere at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival, receiving the distinction of being selected as the Festival's closing night film. Following its screening on Saturday, April 28, Tribeca Film Festival will host a panel discussion with some of the subjects of the documentary including The New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet, Washington bureau chief Elisabeth Bumiller, White House correspondent Maggie Haberman, Washington investigative correspondent Mark Mazzetti and Garbus. Following its Tribeca Film Festival world premiere, THE FOURTH ESTATE will premiere on Sunday, May 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.
In these times when journalism is being questioned and attacked as "fake news," Garbus turns her lens on The New York Times in THE FOURTH ESTATE, revealing the challenges, triumphs and pitfalls of covering a president who has declared the majority of the nation's major news outlets "the enemy of the people." Embedded for the past year with The Times and granted unprecedented access and interviews with editors and reporters on the front lines, the docuseries presents a groundbreaking portrait of the men and women who are fighting for freedom of the press. Viewers will witness the inner workings of journalism and investigative reporting during this administration's first history-making year. THE FOURTH ESTATE is produced for SHOWTIME by RadicalMedia and Moxie Firecracker Films, in association with Impact Partners, with Jenny Carchman (Long Strange Trip) and Justin Wilkes (What Happened, Miss Simone?) also serving as producers. Jon Kamen, Dave Sirulnick and Dan Cogan serve as executive producers.
Garbus is an Oscar, Grammy(R) and Directors Guild Award-nominated and an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning director. Her film, What Happened, Miss Simone?, was the opening film at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, was nominated for a 2016 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, and received a Peabody Award and four Primetime Emmy nominations (including Best Directing for Garbus), winning the Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special. Her most recent film, Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper, had its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Garbus' past work includes Love, Marilyn and Bobby Fischer Against the World. Garbus produced the documentary short Killing in the Name, directed by her partner Rory Kennedy and nominated for an Academy Award. Garbus received her first Emmy and Oscar nominations in 1998 when she won international public and critical acclaim for her film about prison life in America, The Farm: Angola, USA. Her directing credits include Girlhood, The Execution of Wanda Jean, The Nazi Officer's Wife, Coma, Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech and There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane. Producing credits include Street Fight and Ghosts of Abu Ghraib.
Packages and passes for the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival can be purchased online at tribecafilm.com/festival/tickets.
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RadicalMedia is an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Peabody Award-winning studio whose work includes the Oscar-winning documentary, The Fog of War, Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning Liz Garbus film, What Happened, Miss Simone?, Oscar-nominated, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Emmy-winning Under African Skies, Keith Richards: Under the Influence, Whitey: The US vs. James J. Bulger, Hamilton's America and the SXSW award-winning Judd Apatow/Michael Bonfiglio May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers. Television credits include Abstract: The Art of Design, Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders, MARS, Stan Against Evil, American Divided, Iconoclasts, Oprah's Master Class, and the heralded new series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman. See more at RadicalMedia.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.