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MIPCOM Picks: Chateau Monty

Top wine critic and author, Monty Waldin, has decided to put his money where his mouth is. More accustomed to (harshly) judging the efforts of others, Waldin has set out to open his own biodynamic vineyard in France and show everyone how it's done. His challenge is to turn four hectares of land into a top vineyard in only one year, doing all the work himself.
October 7, 2008


Top wine critic and author, Monty Waldin, has decided to put his money where his mouth is. More accustomed to (harshly) judging the efforts of others, Waldin has set out to open his own biodynamic vineyard in France and show everyone how it’s done. His challenge is to turn four hectares of land into a top vineyard in only one year, doing all the work himself.
Part behind-the-scenes celebrity, part factual contest, part traditional observational doc, Chateau Monty is a blend that should appeal to a wide number of tastes. Partners: Tiger Aspect Productions (London) for Channel 4, distributed through All3Media (London)
Length: 6 x 30-minutes
Rights available: Worldwide TV (excluding UK and Ireland), electronic, non-theatric and DVD

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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