News

Mammoth distrib merger gives Burns’ projects wider footprint

The recent merger of Boston's WGBH International and CS Associates has created a combined group representing more than 400 hours from us producers under the WGBH International banner. As part of the deal, projects from Ken Burns - such as the new 90-minute version of Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson -
November 1, 2006

The recent merger of Boston’s WGBH International and CS Associates has created a combined group representing more than 400 hours from US producers under the WGBH International banner. As part of the deal, projects from Ken Burns – such as the new 90-minute version of Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson - are now being distributed by WGBH International. Charles Schuerhoff, president of CS Associates, notes that ‘WGBH International has always been very active and effective in securing pre-sales – a skill that I expect will benefit Ken’s two new series: The War and America’s Best Idea.’ Schuerhoff, who has taken the role of director of acquisitions and sales at WGBH International, will be acquiring and financing programming for multi-platform use.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

Menu

Search