Dan Reed


Op-ed: Uncovering the story in Leaving Neverland

Dan Reed, director of Channel 4/HBO documentary, gives an inside scoop on controversial Michael Jackson doc Leaving Neverland Leaving Neverland took nearly three years to make, from the moment I first read the names “Wade Robson” and “James Safechuck” – the two men at the heart of the documentary – to the four-hour epic that is now […]

Channel 4: Jackson doc on track to be most streamed show

Dan Reed’s Leaving Neverland doc about Michael Jackson is on track to become Channel 4’s biggest streamed or downloaded show, according to CEO Alex Mahon. Speaking at Keshet’s INTV conference in Jerusalem on Tuesday (12 March), Mahon said that the film has been a “huge commercial success” for the broadcaster. Originally commissioned out of C4, […]

Michael Jackson episode pulled from ‘The Simpsons’

The Simpsons producers have pulled an episode featuring the voice of Michael Jackson days after HBO and Channel 4 aired two-part doc Leaving Neverland, which details sex abuse allegations against the singer. The episode in question is “Stark Raving Dad”, which features Jackson’s voice. It is one of the long-running show’s more popular episodes, and will now […]

Michael Jackson estate threatens HBO with $100m lawsuit over Leaving Neverland

Michael Jackson’s estate is threatening to sue HBO for $100m over its controversial sex abuse documentary about the late singer, Leaving Neverland. The two-part, four-hour doc, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last month, centres on Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who allege that they were molested by the pop singer for years as […]

Scorpion spotlights Paedophile Hunter

UK indie distributor Scorpion TV has acquired rights to controversial Channel 4 documentary The Paedophile Hunter. The film aired on Channel 4 late last year to strong ratings. The doc followed controversial online vigilante Stinson Hunter, who poses as young children on social networking sites in order to identify men with paedophilic tendencies. The Paedophile […]

News brief: TVE gets Legally High

Spanish pubcaster TVE has acquired UK documentary Legally High. The doc, which comes from filmmaker Dan Reed of Amos Films, first broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK in August. It looks at the growing number of deaths from legal drugs in the UK. Distributor Scorpion TV will be selling the show at MIPCOM, along […]