CRASH & BURN: Making docs on a tight turnaround at FRONTLINE
FRONTLINE's Director of Broadcast, Tim Mangini, will host this month's Pub Night with a behind-the-scenes look at how FRONTLINE gets top-notch journalism on the air quickly when the news comes calling.
Using the programs created during the Egypt uprising and after the Death of Osama bin Laden as examples, Tim will describe the methods used to get timely, thought-provoking documentaries on the air in weeks or days instead of the usual 6-12 months for a typical film.
From secretly flying in support equipment for crews in Egypt to troubleshooting the satellite truck trying to downlink the rushes in the hours before broadcast, you'll learn how FRONTLINE approaches these unique circumstances.
Thursday, July 28
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Pizza and Beer
Direction to Rule Boston Camera