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New Shows Headed to Channel 5 for Winter Slate

LONDON: Channel 5’s winter schedule has a number of fresh commissions, including the two-part Soldiers Behind Bars. The 2012-13 lineup also includes Extreme Railways (working title), featuring presenter Chris Tarrant. Dominic Monaghan’s Wild Things is a new 8×1-hour series that features the British actor, famed for his roles in Lost ...

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WESTDOC to Kick Off with Trio of Exclusive Screenings

CULVER CITY: The documentaries Off Label, Big Boys Gone Bananas!* and Jason Becker, Not Dead Yet are set for exclusive screenings to kick off the third annual WESTDOC: The West Coast Documentary and Reality Conference. The event’s exclusive opening-day doc screenings will take place on September 9. Jason Becker, Not ...

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ITV Studios Global Entertainment Re-Ups First-Look Deal with Wild Pictures

LONDON: ITV Studios Global Entertainment has renewed its exclusive first-look international distribution pact with the factual producer Wild Pictures, covering all territories outside the U.K. Under the current arrangement, ITV Studios Global Entertainment has distributed Wild Pictures programming such as Baby Hospital, Strangeways and The Real Thumbelina. The new multi-year ...

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Current Affairs & News Nominees Announced for International Emmys

NEW YORK: The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has unveiled the nominees in the current affairs and news categories for the 2012 International Emmy Awards. The eight nominees span seven countries, with Brazil receiving two nominations and Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Qatar and Russia each scoring a nod. In ...

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Animal Planet to Air Great Barrier Reef Special

SILVER SPRING: Next month Animal Planet is scheduled to premiere Great Barrier Reef, a two-hour special about the largest coral reef on the planet. One of the seven wonders of the natural world, the Great Barrier Reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland in Australia. ...

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DOC to Present Exclusive Fashion Week Coverage

NASHVILLE: Documentary Channel (DOC) is slated to air the U.S. TV premiere of The Tents, providing coverage of Fashion Week in New York this fall. Directed by James Belzer, The Tents will feature a behind-the-scenes look at Fashion Week, when designers from around the globe congregate and display their latest collections. ...

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Universal Television Names Senior VP of Alternative Development

UNIVERSAL CITY: Fernando J. Hernandez has been hired as the senior VP of alternative development for Universal Television. In the newly created position, Hernandez will be in charge of the company’s reality productions. He will be responsible for managing new development and supervising ongoing talent deals and in-house producers. Since ...

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Exclusive Interview: Michael Palin

PREMIUM: The Monty Python star turned documentary filmmaker and author Michael Palin tells TV Real about his newest series for the BBC, Brazil, and about his approach to making television that offers up insight into cultures and countries around the world. TV REAL: Why did you select Brazil for your latest ...

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Global Screen Adds New Doc to Catalogue

MUNICH: Citizen Jones’ Lunarcy!, a feature-length documentary, has been picked up by Global Screen for its factual portfolio. Excluding Canada, the international distribution rights to the movie will be managed by Global Screen.  Directed by Canadian filmmaker Simon Ennis, Lunarcy! is about a group of people who have a preoccupation ...

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