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The MIPCOM 2017 Shopper’s Guide, part one

As the world’s producers and content creators prepare to descend upon the Croisette in Cannes for the 33rd annual MIPCOM market, running Oct. 16-19, realscreen presents its annual round-up of new non-fiction and unscripted titles heading to the French Riviera this weekend, and into next week.

For selections from our editorial team, check out our 2017 MIPCOM Picks. Keep an eye out for parts two and three coming later this week.

Argonon International 

France-bound buyers will be introduced to a diverse portfolio of content courtesy of the distribution arm of Argonon Group, fronted by new social history series featuring Michael Portillo.

Transparent Television’s 4 x 60-minute Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain, which has been pre-sold to SBS Australia, follows the historian as he investigates four of Britain’s most mysterious abandoned buildings.

Also available to buyers will be ambitious science cross-platform experiment series BBC Pandemic, which collects user data through an app, simulates the spread of

Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2017/10/11/the-mipcom-2017-shoppers-guide-part-one/

‘Bobbi Kristina’: Will Nick Gordon Watch TV One True Story Movie? Was Bathtub Death Murder?

Will Bobbi Kristina’s ex Nick Gordon watch TV One’s Bobbi Kristina true-story movie based on her 2015 bathtub death? TV One will air a riveting dramatization about Bobbi Kristina Brown’s relationship with lover Nick Gordon and mother Whitney Houston. Details of Bobbi Kristina’s sad funeral and a re-enactment of how she really died will also be exposed in the movie. Father Bobby Brown tangled with TV One to stop Bobbi Kristina from airing on the network. However, a judge recently ruled against the star. His daughter’s tragic story shocked fans after she was discovered lying face down and unresponsive in her bathtub months before she died.

 

Bobbi Kristina, the TV One television movie, stars Joy Rovaris, Nadji Jeter, Vivica A. Fox, Demetria McKinney, and Hassan Johnson.

Bobbi Kristina introduces us to the girl you thought you knew and the woman you never got to see.

 

Bobbi Kristina Movie: An Eerie History Repeats Itself

Bobby Brown didn’t want the Bobbi Kristina

Read more at: https://tvcrimesky.com/2017/10/07/bobbi-kristina-will-nick-gordon-watch-tv-one-true-story-movie-was-bathtub-death-murder/820

Unscripted and Unprepared with Jonathan Koch

The latest episode of Jimmy Fox’s podcast, Unscripted and Unprepared, is now available via iTunes and Stitcher, and features Jonathan Koch, president and CCO of Encino-based Asylum Entertainment.

In a span of 30 hours, Jonathan Koch, the successful co-founder of the prodco behind Reelz Channel’s The Kennedys and Nat Geo’s Breakthrough went from the top of his game, to the precipice of death. In this special episode Jimmy, along with Matt Shanfield and Ben Bitoni of Asylum, relive Jonathan’s incredible story that all took place during one fateful trip to Realscreen Summit in Washington D.C.

Unscripted and Unprepared, produced by Jimmy Fox in partnership with realscreen, began in late June 2016, and has so far featured interviews with Thom Beers, Mark Itkin, Ben Silverman, Jane Latman, Heather Olander, David Eilenberg, and Vinnie Malhotra, among many others.

Fox’s production credits include the Emmy-winning CNN series

Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2017/10/03/unscripted-and-unprepared-with-jonathan-koch/

Runaway Bride Jennifer Wilbanks: Where Is She Now?

Jennifer Wilbanks was scheduled to marry her then-fiancee, John Mason in April 2005. It was going to be a lavish event: There would be 28 members of the wedding party and more than 600 guests were invited.

But just days before the wedding, Wilbanks vanished without a trace, sparking a nationwide manhunt. Her distraught family made the rounds on the cable networks, pleading for her return and saying that she wasn’t the type of person to run off.

They were wrong.

Wilbanks, then 32, emerged three days later and claimed that she had been taken hostage by a Latino man and caucasian woman while she was out for a run. According to Wilbanks, the couple had driven her from Duluth, Georgi,a to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where they had sexually assaulted her in a van.

She later recanted her story, admitting she’d actually fled Georgia on a bus because of “personal issues.” The wedding

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/runaway-bride-jennifer-wilbanks-where-is-she-now/

Dale Pierre Selby: ‘Dirty Harry’ Movie Inspired ‘CopyCat Killers’ In Ansley, Naisbitt Utah Murders

Dale Pierre Selby and Williams Andrews, two Ogden, Utah CopyCat Killers who were inspired by Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry movie, will be analyzed on the Reelz documentary CopyCat Killers. Dale Pierre Selby, who is also referred to as Dale Pierre Shelby, killed Carol Naisbitt, Michelle Ansley, and Stanley Walker over40 years ago in a case known as the “Hi-Fi Murders.”

 

CopyCat Killers episode “Dirty Harry Magnum Force”

Ripping a scene from the movie Dirty Harry, a robber decides to target a local shop, where he’ll turn fiction into a real-life horror.

 

Dale Pierre Selby and Williams Andrews, the Hi-Fi CopyCat Killers, were the most talked about killers in 1974. It’s a tragedy that people from Utah will never forget. That’s the year two Airforce airmen robbed the Hi-Fi Shop, where they held five people hostage.

 

 

Police say, Dale Pierre, 21, and William Andrews, 19, walked into the shop at closing time and held

Read more at: https://tvcrimesky.com/2017/09/19/dale-pierre-selby-dirty-harry-movie-inspired-copycat-killers-in-ansley-naisbitt-utah-murders/740

Sales round-up: Banijay sells Diana doc; TCB inks deal with Essential Media

Banijay Rights sells Diana doc to Euro, U.S. nets

Banijay Rights, the international distribution arm of Banijay Group, has inked deals in the U.S., Europe, CEE and South Africa for Diana’s Death: The Search for the Truth.

U.S. network Reelz and AE Networks for the UK and South Africa have secured the one-hour doc. Sky Italia has acquired the special, while Italian public broadcaster TV8 has also secured rights. The film has been picked up in Spain by ATRES for commercial-free TV broadcaster Mega and by AMC Networks International Iberia for ODISEA, in Israel by DBS and in CEE by TVN for Poland as well as public broadcaster RTVS in Slovakia.

The special, produced by Tony Comiti and directed by Manuel Laigfrefor for M6 in France, explores Diana’s death through the Mercedes car that crashed. According to the doc, the car had been badly damaged in an earlier road crash

Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2017/08/31/sales-roundup-banijay-inks-deal-on-diana-doc-bomanbridge-sales-in-south-korea/

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Banijay Rights sells Diana doc to Euro, U.S. nets

Banijay Rights, the international distribution arm of Banijay Group, has inked deals in the U.S., Europe, CEE and South Africa for Diana’s Death: The Search for the Truth.

U.S. network Reelz and AE Networks for the UK and South Africa have secured the one-hour doc. Sky Italia has acquired the special, while Italian public broadcaster TV8 has also secured rights. The film has been picked up in Spain by ATRES for commercial-free TV broadcaster Mega and by AMC Networks International Iberia for ODISEA, in Israel by DBS and in CEE by TVN for Poland as well as public broadcaster RTVS in Slovakia.

The special, produced by Tony Comiti and directed by Manuel Laigfrefor for M6 in France, explores Diana’s death through the Mercedes car that crashed. According to the doc, the car had been badly damaged in an earlier road crash

Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2017/08/31/sales-roundup-banijay-inks-deal-on-diana-doc-bomanbridge-sales-in-south-korea/

‘Kitty Kelley Files: Princess Diana’: And ‘Diana’s Death The Search For The Truth’ On Reelz Channel This Weekend

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Princess Diana’s death will be covered in two documentaries: Kitty Kelley Files: Princess Diana and Diana’s Death: The Search for the Truth on Reelz Channel this weekend. The fascination with Princess Diana continues and New York Times best-selling author Kitty Kelley unearths true tales of this iconic celebrity.

 

Judging by a preview of Reelz’ Kitty Kelley Files, the frequent arguments between Princess Diana and her husband will be examined. According to Kitty Kelley, the arguments are said to be legendary because Princess Diana often confronted her husband with rumors of infidelity.

 

At times, the beloved princess became so distraught that on at least five occasions she tried to take her own life. Kitty Kelley Files: Princess Diana

Read more at: https://tvcrimesky.com/2017/08/24/princess-diana-kitty-kelley-files-dianas-death-the-search-for-the-truth-on-reelz-channel-this-weekend/573

Princess Diana: ‘Kitty Kelley Files,’ ‘Diana’s Death The Search For The Truth’ On Reelz Channel This Weekend

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Princess Diana’s death will be covered in two documentaries: Kitty Kelley Files: Princess Diana and Diana’s Death: The Search for the Truth on Reelz Channel this weekend. The fascination with Princess Diana continues and New York Times best-selling author Kitty Kelley unearths true tales of this iconic celebrity.

 

Judging by a preview of Reelz’ Kitty Kelley Files, the frequent arguments between Princess Diana and her husband will be examined. According to Kitty Kelley, the arguments are said to be legendary because Princess Diana often confronted her husband with rumors of infidelity.

 

At times, the beloved princess became so distraught that on at least five occasions she tried to take her own life. Kitty Kelley Files: Princess Diana

Read more at: http://tvcrimesky.com/2017/08/24/princess-diana-kitty-kelley-files-dianas-death-the-search-for-the-truth-on-reelz-channel-this-weekend/573

TLC AND INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY PARTNER TO PRESENT "CHANDRA LEVY: AN AMERICAN MURDER …

TLC AND INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY PARTNER TO PRESENT “CHANDRA LEVY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSYERY”

– Presented in Association with American Media, Inc., Jupiter Entertainment and Weinstein Television, the Three-Hour Special Premieres Monday, September 4 at 8/7 on TLC –

– Exclusive Early Premiere Available on ID’s TV Everywhere Platform, ID GO, Starting Sunday, August 27 –

On May 1, 2001, 24-year-old Chandra Levy left her Washington, D.C., apartment and vanished without a trace. Police feverishly scoured the city for clues about the missing Capitol Hill intern’s whereabouts, but a powerful man hampered their search – Chandra’s alleged lover, U.S. Congressman Gary Condit. Now, TLC and Investigation Discovery (ID) delve into the sex, lies and scandal behind one of our nation’s most salacious crimes with the premiere of CHANDRA LEVY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY. The latest installment of the

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