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Ark Media A Documentary Film and TV Production Company Founded in 1996 by Barak Goodman and Rachel Dretzin, Ark was created to be a vehicle for the films they both felt privileged to make.

Together with longtime collaborator, John Maggio, Goodman and Dretzin have grown Ark Media into a hub for large multi-part series and smaller, one-off films. Recognized as nurturer of young talent, Ark has grown to include dozens of accomplished and passionate filmmakers working together and separately. Ultimately, it's about the work: projects with intellectual depth, strong narrative and the abi

Together with longtime collaborator, John Maggio, Goodman and Dretzin have grown Ark Media into a hub for large multi-part series and smaller, one-off films. Recognized as nurturer of young talent, Ark has grown to include dozens of accomplished and passionate filmmakers working together and separately. Ultimately, it's about the work: projects with intellectual depth, strong narrative and the abi

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We’re excited to announce Ark’s latest project with Participant, “Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey”, a new four-part series com...
05/26/2022
New Netflix Docuseries Digs Into Warren Jeffs' Infamous Polygamist Cult

We’re excited to announce Ark’s latest project with Participant, “Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey”, a new four-part series coming to Netflix on June 8th!

Congratulations to director Rachel Dretzin, co-director Grace McNally, and the entire Keep Sweet team — we can’t wait to share this one with the world.

Netflix will dig into the Yearning for Zion ranch and polygamist cult leader Warren Jeffs in the docuseries Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey

LINCOLN'S DILEMMA"A diverse panel of historians and rare archival materials offer a more nuanced look into the man dubbe...
02/19/2022
‘Lincoln’s Dilemma’ Trailer: Jeffrey Wright, Bill Camp, Leslie Odom Jr In Four-Part Apple TV+ Docuseries

LINCOLN'S DILEMMA

"A diverse panel of historians and rare archival materials offer a more nuanced look into the man dubbed the Great Emancipator."

Premieres Today, Feb. 18 on Apple TV+

Directed by Jacqueline Olive and Barak Goodman

https://deadline.com/video/lincolns-dilemma-trailer-jeffrey-wright-bill-camp-leslie-odom-jr-apple-tv/

Apple TV+ on Thursday debuted the trailer for Lincoln’s Dilemma, its four-part docuseries that aims to capture through a 21st century lens a complicated man in a complicated time who rose to …

12/03/2021

How did a little disco movie and its soundtrack turn into a global phenomenon?


#MrSaturdayNightHBO, an @HBO original documentary and #MusicBoxHBO film about how Robert Stigwood turned Saturday Night Fever into a cultural touchstone, premieres December 9 at 8pm on @HBOMax.

The visionary behind the Saturday Night Fever craze.#MrSaturdayNightHBO premieres December 9 on @HBOMax.
11/03/2021

The visionary behind the Saturday Night Fever craze.

#MrSaturdayNightHBO premieres December 9 on @HBOMax.

11/03/2021

“I might have turned to the gun or the knife, but by then I had chosen the camera.”

#AChoiceOfWeapons, an HBO original documentary about iconic photographer Gordon Parks and the influence he’s had on a new generation of artists, premieres November 15 at 10PM on HBO Max

Directed by John Maggio

'Mr. Saturday Night', John Maggio's newest film, will premiere on 11/13 at the DOC NYC Film Festival.Tickets are availab...
10/27/2021

'Mr. Saturday Night', John Maggio's newest film, will premiere on 11/13 at the DOC NYC Film Festival.

Tickets are available at the link below, and the screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director John Maggio, Executive Producer Bill Simmons and Co-Executive Producer Sean Fennessey.

"WORLD PREMIERE The style. The fashion. The moves. Saturday Night Fever left an indelible stamp on our cultural memory of the 1970s—and there was one man behind it all. Robert Stigwood, a producer impresario, best known for managing the Bee Gees, took the swagger of a Bay Ridge, Brooklyn disco, and brought it to the big screen. Although the film’s popularity sent his career on a meteoric rise, Stigwood’s star-making prowess couldn’t guarantee a lifetime of success."

https://www.docnyc.net/film/mr-saturday-night/

#MusicBoxHBO, an @HBO original documentary series from executive producer Bill Simmons, features six films from six stor...
07/27/2021
Music Box: Official Teaser | HBO

#MusicBoxHBO, an @HBO original documentary series from executive producer Bill Simmons, features six films from six storytellers exploring pivotal moments in the music world. Coming this fall to @HBOMax.

Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage
Jagged
DMX
Listening to Kenny G
Mr. Saturday Night
Juice WRLD

Directed by John Maggio, Mr. Saturday Night tells the untold story of Robert Stigwood and how he amped the disco era.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph8QifwT20c&ab_channel=HBO

#MusicBoxHBO, an #HBO original documentary series from executive producer Bill Simmons, features six films from six storytellers exploring pivotal moments in...

Ark Media pulls back the digital veil in our latest film.  Find out how "Bad information is now spreading faster than th...
09/25/2020
HBO's cyber-warfare documentary trailer warns election threat 'cannot be stopped'

Ark Media pulls back the digital veil in our latest film. Find out how "Bad information is now spreading faster than the coronavirus." and "how cyberattacks and influence operations may affect the 2020 U.S. election, vulnerable power grids, America’s nuclear weapons arsenal, and the global networks that are the backbone of private enterprise."

The Perfect Weapon is directed by John Maggio (Panic: The Untold Story of the 2008 Financial Crisis) and premieres on HBO on Friday, Oct. 16.
https://ew.com/tv/hbos-cyber-warfare-perfect-weapon-trailer/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-share-article&utm_content=20200925&fbclid=IwAR24blFlnPaYn-Ph4i4d6qXJ4IGXpKel_2zatZ9eSFPrcFbYlmQkwrsJ94Y

Exclusive: "The Perfect Weapon" documentary trailer gives you another thing to worry about

So proud to announce that Ark Media's "Who Killed Malcolm X?" was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Investigative...
08/10/2020

So proud to announce that Ark Media's "Who Killed Malcolm X?" was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Investigative Documentary category.
A big congrats to the whole team who worked so hard on this important project!

https://theemmys.tv/news/41st-nominations/documentaries/

As documentary filmmakers, journalists, and storytellers, we have always made it part of our mission at Ark Media to pro...
06/03/2020

As documentary filmmakers, journalists, and storytellers, we have always made it part of our mission at Ark Media to produce work that confronts the many injustices in the world, while celebrating the icons and everyday people who dedicate their lives to promoting change for the better.

In this moment, we stand in solidarity with those who are doing just that, protesting across America in the hope that we can all learn to change for the better. We recognize that we, too, are responsible for taking part in that change, and reflecting on how our company and others in our industry can be better allies and highlight Black voices on both sides of the camera.

To our family, friends and colleagues in the Black community: we hear you, we see you, and we are all with you.

Black Lives Matter.

Ark Media's next project has been announced!https://deadline.com/2020/04/boeing-737-max-air-disasters-participant-docume...
04/29/2020
Boeing 737 Max Air Disasters The Focus Of Participant Docu To Be Directed By Rachel Dretzin & Barak Goodman

Ark Media's next project has been announced!

https://deadline.com/2020/04/boeing-737-max-air-disasters-participant-documentary-film-directed-by-rachel-dretzin-barak-goodman-1202920857/?fbclid=IwAR3qmT1t_hPFQBUO2D_W_rE0naMQFiexTm6qDpGf6T3xAP0B9PUtiVvAawM

EXCLUSIVE: On a day when Boeing announced disastrous financial results and the need to cut 16,000 jobs or 10% of its work force because of billions in losses from the pandemic and the Boeing 737 Ma…

How do we become who we are? Why are we like our parents? And why are we different? Don’t miss Ken Burns production of #...
04/07/2020

How do we become who we are? Why are we like our parents? And why are we different? Don’t miss Ken Burns production of #TheGenePBS TONIGHT at 8/7c as Dr. Sid Mukherjee explores the stunning breakthroughs in understanding the impact genes play on heredity, disease and behavior!#stayathome and tune in tonight for Ark Media's latest!

04/06/2020

THE GENE weaves together science, history & personal stories for a historical biography of the human genome, while also exploring breakthroughs for diagnosis & treatment of genetic diseases & the complex ethical questions they raise. Watch #TheGenePBS April 7 & 14 8/7c on @PBS.

""Slay the Dragon" does an extraordinarily good job of taking a complex issue and connecting the dots, which seems parti...
04/03/2020
'Slay the Dragon' connects the dots on the political battle over gerrymandering

""Slay the Dragon" does an extraordinarily good job of taking a complex issue and connecting the dots, which seems particularly appropriate for a documentary about gerrymandering. Well timed to the current election season -- especially after voting issues that beset recent primaries -- it's an overtly partisan film that admirably illustrates how an arcane term helps explain why the country is so starkly polarized."
Brian Lowry, CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/02/entertainment/slay-the-dragon-review/index.html

"Slay the Dragon" does an extraordinarily good job of taking a complex issue and connecting the dots, which seems particularly appropriate for a documentary about gerrymandering. Well timed to the current election season -- especially after voting issues that beset recent primaries -- it's an overtl...

"Any documentary that opens with “There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide,” an 1814 quote by John Ad...
04/03/2020
Review: 'Slay the Dragon’ examines gerrymandering's threat to democracy

"Any documentary that opens with “There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide,” an 1814 quote by John Adams, probably has a few lids to blow off. And that’s what directors Barak Goodman and Chris Durrance do with smarts, energy and integrity in “Slay the Dragon,” a compelling and instructive look at the political practice of gerrymandering. It’s also an infuriating watch on several levels, which is entirely the point of this call-to-action portrait."
GARY GOLDSTEIN
LA Times

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2020-04-02/slay-the-dragon-review-documentary-democracy-gerrymandering

Documentary ‘Slay the Dragon’ follows activist Katie Fahey and others on their crusade to end the politically divisive process of gerrymandering.

We are excited  to announce that our documentary Slay the Dragon is available online starting TODAY! The film was called...
04/03/2020
Slay the Dragon | A Magnolia Pictures Movie | NOW ON DEMAND

We are excited to announce that our documentary Slay the Dragon is available online starting TODAY! The film was called by Variety: "the most important political film of the year and may prove to be one of the key political films of the decade... an incisively made and morally suspenseful film, at once chilling and stirring."
You can see it on all digital platforms (Apple TV, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Fios, etc.) and video-on-demand on all cable outlets.

https://www.slaythedragonfilm.com/watch-at-home/

A secretive, high-tech gerrymandering initiative launched 10 years ago threatens to undermine our democracy. Slay the Dragon follows everyday people as they fight to make their votes matter.

Read this fascinating article in the NYTimes on Dr. Nancy Wexler who spent the last 40 years researching Huntington’s di...
03/11/2020
Haunted by a Gene

Read this fascinating article in the NYTimes on Dr. Nancy Wexler who spent the last 40 years researching Huntington’s disease, a gradually debilitating hereditary disease. She is also featured in The Gene a 2 part series produced by Ark Media and premiering on PBS in April.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/10/health/huntingtons-disease-wexler.html

For the first time, Nancy Wexler reveals that she has inherited the disease she has spent her life studying.

Conversation with Amy Goodman from Democracy Now, Shayla Harris, Abdur-Rahman Muhammad and Ilyasah Shabazz on the annive...
02/24/2020
Malcolm X’s Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz on Her Father’s Legacy & the New Series “Who Killed Malcolm X?”

Conversation with Amy Goodman from Democracy Now, Shayla Harris, Abdur-Rahman Muhammad and Ilyasah Shabazz on the anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X.

https://www.democracynow.org/2020/2/21/malcolm_xs_daughter_ilyasah_shabazz_on

Fifty-five years ago today, Malcolm X was assassinated. The civil rights leader was shot to death on February 21, 1965, at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City. He was only 39 years old. Details of his assassination remain disputed to this day. Earlier this month, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus....

Join us for a screening of Slay the Dragon followed by a Q&A with co-directors, Barak Goodman & Chris Durrance, taking p...
02/19/2020
IFC Center - Slay the Dragon

Join us for a screening of Slay the Dragon followed by a Q&A with co-directors, Barak Goodman & Chris Durrance, taking place at the IFC Tuesday the 25th at 7:30PM.

Click on the link for tickets

http://www.ifccenter.com/films/slay-the-dragon-pnf/?utm_source=IFC+Center&utm_campaign=7aa98faa5e-EMAIL_NEWSLETTER_2020_02_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b29c3bb6d9-7aa98faa5e-269853745&mc_cid=7aa98faa5e&mc_eid=a5dd7a9376

Gerrymandering, the practice of redrawing electoral maps to serve the party in power, has been around for centuries. But in today’s hyperpartisan political environment it has been taken to unprecedented extremes, fueled by the elimination of corporate campaign contribution limits and the availabil...

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“Black people have such a rich, but often unacknowledged history in Hollywood,” said Issa Rae Presents, who is partnered with Ark Media, to produce “Seen & Heard” for HBO 🙌
► Tonight at 8:50pm, our film "The Never-Ending War in Korea" is screening on @ARTE. 🎥 A story about the cruelty and absurdity of the war that tore Korea in two, between 1950 and 1953, and left a peninsula in chaos. And Télérama loves it (TT)! The article 👉 https://bit.ly/3bEcXIB ◆ A film by John Maggio. ◆ French adaptation: Julien Johan ◆ Co-production : ZED (Manuel Catteau), ARTE, Ark Media, WETA, BBC, KBS Media.
"Lunch Hour Live" continues this week as WGBH Contributor Sue O'Connell chats with acting Executive Producer of American Experience | PBS Susan Bellows and Senior Producer of Ark Media Barak Goodman about "George W. Bush," a two-part, four-hour biographical documentary covering the life and political career of President George W. Bush (premieres Monday, May 4, at 9pm ET on WGBH-2). Tune in to Sue's one-on-one conversation with Susan this Thursday at noon right here on the WGBH page!