The Documentary Group produces work based on a simple principle: have faith in the intelligence, taste, curiosity and integrity of the audience. It was founded by producers and directors who were for many years the team behind Peter Jennings’ documentaries at ABC News. Their credits as individual producers and directors include hundreds of hours of network programming, independent feature documentaries, and original educational films.
Recent DocGroup projects for ABC include Over A Barrel: The Truth About Oil, Babyland, China Inside Out, and Peabody Award winner To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports. Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience, produced for PBS and released theatrically, was an Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary, and the recipient of multiple Emmy Awards. STEEP, a theatrical documentary produced by a subsidiary of The Documentary Group, premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival before being released nationally by Sony Pictures Classics. In 2013 DocGroup produced Girl Rising, a groundbreaking film and the centerpiece of the 10×10 global social action campaign, both focused on improving the lives of girls worldwide. Girl Rising was released nationally, and has been screened in hundreds of countries and six continents.
DocGroup has received an Academy Award Nomination and a Directors Guild Award, as well as numerous Emmy Awards, Peabody Awards, Alfred I. DuPont Awards. Edward R. Murrow Awards, among many others.