Commemorating 'Paradise Lost' and its Mark on True Crime 20 Years Later

"After it aired on HBO in June 1996, Paradise Lost became one of the most catalytic documentaries ever produced. It presented the story objectively, showing the trial and reactions from the victims' family members, allowing viewers to make up their own minds about what happened. And it subsequently inspired a movement among viewers who concluded that the accused – who went on to become known as the West Memphis Three – had, in fact, been wrongly convicted."

True Crime Documentary Pioneer Joe Berlinger to Direct new Sundance TV Docu-Series, "In Cold Blood Revisited"

“Joe Berlinger has created a framework to explore this story that has as much to do with the cultural impact of the crime as it does the crime itself. It was not just a family and a community that was ripped apart, it was a seminal moment in post-war America that set the tone for what was to come.” (Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV) 

“I have long been obsessed with Capote’s genre-busting masterwork, but even more fascinated by the underlying crime and its impact on the American psyche.” (Joe Berlinger, who has been developing the project with AMC Studios for more than a year.) 

"The series, produced and directed by Academy Award-nominated and Emmy and Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger, will present a 360-degree view and re-examination of the crime and subsequent events."

Award-Winning Filmmaker Joe Berlinger to Join IDA Board of Directors

"The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced today that award-winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger will join its Board of Directors."

"It makes me tremendously proud that he will now be taking his seat at the table on the eve of our second Getting Real Conference. Joe has fought in the trenches as a filmmaker, is a fearless, outspoken advocate and a tremendously gifted storyteller. I’m delighted he will be bringing his talent, wisdom and leadership to his new role at IDA.” (IDA Board President, Marjan Safina)

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."