Hugely successful launch of Berlinger's Tony Robbins documentary on Netflix

"After attending Robbins’ Date With Destiny event, Berlinger felt compelled to share the experience with the world through an immersive film of the event."

"Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger turns an unflinching eye on Robbins' powerful and uncompromising approach to achieving success."

"The film is akin to a concert film, offering an as-if-you-are-there experience."

"For the first time, Robbins allows a film crew to document not just the event itself, but also the intricate production of Robbins’ seminar, revealing an uncompromising daily regimen, his demanding standards of event production, the inner workings of his creative team and a portrait of the innermost personal experiences of the attendees."

"The creator of Tony Robbins' new doc says he 'ran for the exit' the first time he attended a Robbins event"

"After making what he describes as 'hard, tough films about tough subjects', Berlinger says he was ready to 'use the documentary form in a different way'."
"Tony Robbins and Joe Berlinger: New Documentary Pulls Back Curtain" (

Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru Premieres July 15 on Netflix

"‘Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru’ Trailer: 2,500 Fans Gather to See the Self-Help Master in Joe Berlinger’s Documentary"

"Go Inside Tony Robbins’ Illustrious Retreats With The First Trailer For Netflix Documentary"

NOT YOUR GURU Opening Night Film at AmDoc 2016; Berlinger to receive Seeing the Bigger Picture Award

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger, whose latest film, “Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru,” officially opens the festival March 31, will receive the annual Seeing the Bigger Picture Award, which has been previously bestowed on Oliver Stone, Harvey Weinstein and Peter Bogdanovich.

Joe Berlinger-Directed ‘Parole Board’ Set For March 22 Debut On LMN

"The pilot shadows two families affected by violent crimes as they prepare to face the perpetrators who are scheduled for parole and early release from prison. As the incarcerated plead for their freedom, the victims and their families fight to keep the offender behind bars"

"Picked up for a pilot by LMN, the potential series  examines the effects and reactions of two families as the perpetrators of brutal crimes against them come up for parole hearings."

Joe Berlinger-Directed ‘Parole Board’ Set For March 22 Debut On LMN

One day after his Netflix documentary Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru debuted at SXSW, Joe Berlinger has another project on the launch pad. The Berlinger and Kevin Huffman co-directed Parole Board: Victims Speak will bow on Lifetime Movie Network on March 22 at 11 PM.

Netflix Announces Launch Date for Berlinger's Tony Robbins Documentary

"Netflix will premiere the Joe Berlinger documentary “Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru” exclusively to members worldwide on July 15."

"Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru" goes behind the scenes of Tony Robbins' annual seminar, Date With Destiny."

"In his twelfth feature documentary, Berlinger turns an unflinching eye on the larger-than-life Robbins, treating audiences to an immersive experience filled with emotional self-examination, human psychology and heartbreaking public confessions." 

Tony Robbins: I AM NOT YOUR GURU Premieres at SXSW 2016 to a Full House and Standing Ovation

"Joe Berlinger and His Feel-Good Tony Robbins Film"

"A compelling film that should raise healthy discussions"
The Austin Chronicle

"Spellbinding look at self-help guru Tony Robbins""

"Academy Award-nominated documentarian Joe Berlinger’s new movie, which takes its name from the aforementioned admonition, proves, if Robbins is not these people’s guru, he’s possibly something even more."


A Conversation with Barbara Kopple and Joe Berlinger
Always true to their cinéma-verité roots in an ever-changing documentary landscape, Kopple and Berlinger remain two of the most fearless and authentic filmmakers in the business. This conversation offers formidable insight from a lifetime in the creative trenches.

The 2016 Film Conference lineup are Conversations with film industry pros Don CheadleJoel EdgertonGaby HoffmannJoe Berlinger and Barbara KoppleAndrew Bujalskiand David Lowery, and Louis Black and Leonard Maltin.

AmDocs to Honor Documentarian Joe Berlinger

It's looking more and more like acclaimed documentarian Joe Berlinger will be the star of this year's American Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs).

Director Joe Berlinger will receive the “Seeing the Bigger Picture” at this year’s edition of the Palm Springs-based American Documentary Film Festival, or AmDocs, taking place from March 30-April 4.

Success of Netflix "Making A Murderer” draws comparisons to the influence of Berlinger & Sinofsky’s Paradise Lost Trilogy

‘Making a Murderer’ Is ‘Watershed Moment’ in Documentary History, Says ‘Paradise Lost’ Filmmaker

Until recently, the standout representatives of this form were...“Paradise Lost,” a series of documentaries by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky about three teen-agers found guilty of murdering three second-grade boys in West Memphis in 1993.
The New Yorker

"I've never been busier," says documentarian Joe Berlinger, whose Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (co-directed with Bruce Sinosfky), has been cited by Murderer's filmmakers as a primary influence. "Crime has always been a staple of television, but I've never been approached more by the networks. I get phone calls: 'I want Serial, but with X,Y, and Z.' 'We want the next Jinx."