Banijay Rights to Rep Janet Jackson Doc


Banijay Rights has acquired the global distribution rights to JANET., Lifetime and A&E’s two-night, four-hour documentary event celebrating the 40th anniversary of Janet Jackson’s first album.

Banijay-owned Workerbee has been filming the doc for five years and has been granted exclusive access to archival footage and Jackson’s never-before-seen home videos, as well as star-studded interviews. JANET. will air in early 2022 on Lifetime and A&E.

JANET. is executive produced by Jackson, Randy Jackson and Academy Award-winner Kevin MacDonald (The Last King of Scotland, Whitney). It is produced for Lifetime and A&E by Workerbee and AEC (Associated Entertainment Corporation). Banijay Rights secured international distribution rights to the series.

Cathy Payne, CEO of Banijay Rights, said: “It’s easy to run out of superlatives to describe Janet Jackson—a truly global superstar with a startling career and fascinating life. This groundbreaking documentary series gives a deep insight into her world, and we are excited to take this project out to the international market.”