Starting from the next week the Russian pay-tv cable channel 24_DOC is making several changes to its content, website and screening schedule.
According to the TV-channel's press release, renewed website will be much more easier to navigate. Soon a few thematic blocks will appear in the broadcasting schedule. For example, one of these blocks, called “Masters”, will bring together the movies made by legendary directors such as Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood and Wim Wenders. Another block “New history” will combine films that are focused on the key historical events of the past century. Block “In Focus” will show documentaries on controversial subject matter.
24_DOC is also setting up its own documentary production. The docu-series “Aristocrats" is already done - the films will tell stories of the most famous European families. Besides this, Russian documentary lovers will get to watch 300 hours of premieres, including Oscars winners and nominees; short documentaries created for the Time, The New Yorker and New York Times and movies produced by BBC and Sony Pictures.
The Documentary Film and Television Guild is the only professional organization in Russia, which unites filmmakers and television workers specializing in documentary and popular-science films, documentary TV programs and news coverage.