Filmmakers are delivering the behind-the-scene stories of the news industry through every angle of the lens to a very curious audience.
Newsman captures the purely nonfictional, serious state of the newsroom. The amazing stories that reporters capture every day on the job provide a cornucopia of stranger-than-fiction stories that are just beckoning to be told in a nonfictional documentary.
As if the news industry needs any added drama, HBO has decided to create a fictional newsroom that reminisces on the glory days of Walter Cronkite and the other greats. Perhaps The Newsroom is an attempt to revel in the golden days of TV news before the Internet changed the dynamic in the past decade or so.
Hollywood director, Adam McKay, is taking a different angle on delivering the news of the news to the public. He's in the middle of production for the sequel to Anchorman. Actor Will Ferrell will return as Ron Burgundy, promising even more hilarious scenarios that, no doubt, stem from those stranger-than-fiction stories from real newsrooms.
This is not the first time the news industry has captured the interest of audiences. In fact, it only seems natural to highlight the world of news. After all, audiences have a profound relationship with the anchors whom they trust enough to welcome them into their homes every night to deliver the news across the TV screen.
Everyone has a stake in the news because it is the medium in which everyone can have a chance to tell a story and find out about others with intriguing stories in return. Yet while the concept of news is simple, the business and marketing behind it, is very complex and ever-changing.
The culture of the news is so interesting because it stems from real life - and nothing is more bizarre, hilarious and emotional than reality. That's what makes the news process so interesting that it promises to be the focus of the film lens for the next few years. Stay tuned...