The International Documentary Association and
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Present
    A Photo and Video Opportunity
    At a Special Edition of Gimme Truth!
    Hosted by Comic and Radio Host Brian Babylon
    At The Montalbán
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018


    The International Documentary Association, in partnership with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, presents a photo and video opportunity at a special edition of Gimme Truth! hosted by comic and radio host Brian Babylon (NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me!) at The Montalbán on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. The entertaining game show Gimme Truth! is a mashup of filmmaking and investigation, where local filmmakers attempt to stump the panelists with their short doc-style videos that are entirely true or entirely false. The event is part of Getting Real ’18, a biennial conference on documentary media. The historic Montalbán is located at 1615 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028. For more information please call the box office at 323-461-6999 or visit https://www.documentary.org/gettingreal18.



    Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:30 – 8pm

    Press arrival & check-in: 5:45pm Doors open at 6:00pm



    There are a limited number of Gimme Truth! seats available for press. If you would like to cover and are able to attend, send your RSVP to pr@afterbruce.com. Please write “IDA PRESS RSVP” in the subject line. When you RSVP, please include the following details in the message body:

    • Your name    
    • Cell phone number    
    • Name of media outlet that will run your coverage    
    • Outlet format (Print/Online, Radio/Podcast, Video/TV)     
    • Outlet’s circulation/viewership/listenership        
    • Your editor/producer’s name        
    • Your editor/producer’s email address    
    • Please include if you are planning photo and/or video coverage for this event. If a photographer/videographer needs to attend with you, please make sure they send in a separate RSVP as well.

    Press contact: After Bruce

    Eseel Borlasa 562-881-6725, eseel@afterbruce.com

    Tracy Nguyen-Chung 503-701-2115, tracy@afterbruce.com



    Getting Real ’18

    Getting Real is a biennial conference on documentary media. This three-day conference will attract over 800 participants and is the only gathering of its kind in North America. It is a unique assembly of filmmakers and industry professionals that brings the documentary community together for three days of inspiring keynotes, vital conversations, practical workshops, dynamic presentations, insider knowledge and structured networking. The 2018 edition will take place September 25-27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.


    Getting Real ’18 is supported by A&E IndieFilms; Al Jazeera English-Witness; Arena Cinelounge; Catapult Film Fund; Center for Asian American Media; City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs; Corporation for Public Broadcasting; EJF Philanthropies; HBO; Hot Docs; ITVS; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Jonathan Logan Family Foundation; Just Films – Ford Foundation; Kanopy; LEF Foundation; Montalbán; Mount St. Mary’s University; MSNBC; National Endowment for the Arts; National Geographic; Oovra Music; Participant Media; POV; Rockefeller Brothers Fund; RYOT; Scrap Labs; Vulcan Productions; and Wyncote Foundation.


    Community partners include: AIR, Ambulante, Austin Film Society, Bay Area Video Coalition, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Brown Girls Doc Mafia, D-Word, Docs In Progress, Double Exposure Film Festival, Documentary Producers Alliance, European Documentary Network, Film Independent, Firelight Media, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Greenhouse, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Kindling Group, Logan Nonfiction Program, MIT Open Documentary Lab, National Association of Latino Independent Producers, Next Doc/Youth FX, Outfest, Points North Institute, Southern Documentary Fund, True/False Film Fest, Visual Communications, and Women Make Movies. 

    Gimme Truth!
    Gimme Truth! is hosted by Chicago-born comic and radio host Brian Babylon (NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me!). This special edition of the infamous documentary game show is presented by IDA in partnership with True/False Film Fest. The show’s previous judges include Nick Broomfield (director, Tales of the Grim Sleeper), Heidi Ewing (director, Detropia, Jesus Camp), Steve James (director, Hoop Dreams; Abacus: Small Enough To Jail), writer Derek Waters (writer, Drunk History) and Roger Ross Williams (director, Life, Animated). Ten short films will be selected to show at Getting Real ’18 on September 26, 2018, at the Montalbán.

    The International Documentary Association
    Documentary storytelling expands our understanding of shared human experience, fostering an informed, compassionate and connected world. The International Documentary Association (IDA) is dedicated to building and serving the needs of a thriving documentary culture. Through its programs, the IDA provides resources, creates community and defends rights and freedoms for documentary artists, activists and journalists. 

    The Montalbán

    The Montalbán, Hollywood’s classic theater reborn for a new era of screened entertainment and performing arts, is located at 1615 Vine Street just south of the world-famous Hollywood & Vine intersection. The gorgeous Beaux Arts building was the first legitimate live Broadway-style theater in Hollywood, and is one of the few remaining mid-sized and fully equipped proscenium theaters in Los Angeles. Featuring orchestra, mezzanine, loge and balcony seating, it is known for its excellent sightlines and acoustics, and boasts a versatile rooftop outfitted with a bar, concession stand, full kitchen and an open-air movie theater complete with a large projection screen and state-of-the-art projector, noise-cancelling headphones and even blankets for a chilly night.

    Over the years the Montalbán has been owned by Howard Hughes, CBS Radio, A&P grocery chain heir Huntington Hartford and the Greek Theater’s James Doolittle. UCLA took over in the 1980s until the Ricardo Montalbán Foundation bought the building in 1999. Emmy Award-winning actor Ricardo Montalbán’s vision was to create a presence in Hollywood that provided inspiration and employment for young Latinos as well as other underrepresented people throughout the community. In recent years, under the direction of Montalbán’s son-in-law Gilbert Smith, nearly $4 million has been invested into theater restoration to help preserve this good old classic that contributes to making Hollywood a very special and incredibly creative place.

    • Getting Real ’18 – https://gettingreal18.com
    • The International Documentary Association – https://www.documentary.org
    • IDA Facebook – www.facebook.com/documentary.org
    • IDA Twitter – @IDAorg
    • IDA Instagram – @IDAorg
    • The Montalbán – https://www.themontalban.com

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    For more information, photos, to schedule an interview or request press passes, please contact Green Galactic’s Lynn Tejada at 213-840-1201 or lynn@greengalactic.com.


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