Michael Jackson documentary maker Dan Reed to come to Edinburgh

The award-winning director and producer behind the Michael Jackson documentary, Leaving Neverland, is to speak at the Edinburgh TV Festival.

Michael Jackson was the subject of Dan Reed's Leaving Neverland documentary. Picture: FRANCIS Sylvain/AFP/Getty Images)

Dan Reed will join a panel of leading filmmakers to look at the future of “factual, feature documentaries with global appeal”.

Reed is also behind the award-winning and critically-acclaimed documentaries The Valley, Terror in Mumbai and The Paedophile Hunter.

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Speaking of Leaving Neverland he said: “It shows how unfolding a complex, character-led, uncompromising and very, very long true story can still draw a mass audience in a landscape of info-mush and fake news.”

The Edinburgh TV Festival runs from August 21-23

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