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New doc slot coming to Denmark’s DR

The time has come: Danish pubcaster DR is devoting a slot to feature docs for the first time. Launching in November, 'Documania' will be a 90-minute primetime (9 p.m.) doc slot featuring films from Denmark and abroad. DR will commission, coproduce and acquire, says DR head of documentaries Mette Hoffmann Meyer, adding she's looking for 'entertaining, engaging, insightful and interesting films that help us understand the world a little better...I won't show predictable films.'
August 13, 2008

The time has come: Danish pubcaster DR is devoting a slot to feature docs for the first time. Launching in November, ‘Documania’ will be a 90-minute primetime (9 p.m.) doc slot featuring films from Denmark and abroad. DR will commission, coproduce and acquire, says DR head of documentaries Mette Hoffmann Meyer, adding she’s looking for ‘entertaining, engaging, insightful and interesting films that help us understand the world a little better…I won’t show predictable films.’

Upcoming films that will air in the slot include Gonzo, Shine, Taxi to the Dark Side, The English Surgeon, Boogie Man and Stranded. And as for the slot’s ‘Documania’ name – it’s not set in stone yet, so Hoffmann Meyer says she’ll still consider suggestions. Get your thinking caps on!

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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