Rive Gauche Picks Up The Killer Truth


Rive Gauche Television has secured the international distribution rights for the series The Killer Truth, produced by Catalina Content as an HLN original series.

Each episode of The Killer Truth tells the story of a single murder through the five people most intimately connected to the case. These five distinct points of view may include the victim’s family, the lead detective, a reporter who covered the case, the suspect linked to the crime, the defense attorney and even the killer.

Rive Gauche has also commissioned Disaster Déjà Vu from Canadian producer Farpoint Films. The series showcases cities that have been hit by the craziest disasters, not once but twice. Using cutting-edge GFX, original film footage and archival photos, Disaster Déjà Vu allows viewers to step inside each of these disasters as they struck in both historical and modern times.

Additionally, Rive Gauche hired Justina Hemperek in August as its new senior VP of acquisitions and sales. Hemperek will oversee acquisitions and co-productions working closely with producers from all over the globe. In addition, she will be handling sales to Eastern Europe and Asia, reporting to Marine Ksadzhikyan, COO ane executive VP of sales. Hemperek was previously at Beyond Distribution, based in London as head of acquisitions. Prior to Beyond, Hemperek was with eOne, where she was director of acquisitions for the U.K., Europe and Australia.

Ksadzhikyan commented: “As factual crime programming remains a cornerstone of many channels’ offerings, we’re excited to bring to the marketplace yet another high-quality crime series such as The Killer Truth. Rive Gauche also has a history of supplying our client’s with long-running evergreen product and Disaster Déjà Vu will fit that bucket just as My Misdiagnosis has done.”

Ksadzhikyan added, “We are thrilled to welcome a seasoned global media executive such as Justina to our team who has already started to make an impact.  She is an absolute pleasure to work with and will without a doubt expand Rive Gauche’s reach outside of the U.S. and expand our offerings across broader genres. We intend to remain a reliable supplier of quality product that meets the needs of our clients.”