The Rise of Writing Credits in Documentaries

August 25, 2012, 03:59 PM

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/movies/the-rise-...

While a documentarian taking a writing credit for narration rarely raises eyebrows, nonfiction filmmakers are also beginning to consider the behind-the-scenes structuring of their films to be a type of writing. The trend, which is being shepherded by the Writers Guild, a union representing television and film writers, has some documentary film editors and directors worried that it threatens to redefine their job descriptions and confuse viewers, who may believe that a documentary that has...

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