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MIP Picks: The Jacksons Go to Devon

The Jackson family is American musical royalty, at the very heart of three decades of pop culture. So when they decide they've had enough with the LA paparazzi culture and move to the Devon, UK countryside, you know hilarity and drama can't help but ensue.
October 7, 2008


The Jackson family is American musical royalty, at the very heart of three decades of pop culture. So when they decide they’ve had enough with the LA paparazzi culture and move to the Devon, UK countryside, you know hilarity and drama can’t help but ensue.
The Jacksons In Devon demonstrates what happens when these pop icons try to fit into an alien landscape. It offers exclusive access to the experience, showing how the Jacksons fare, and how this little town in south-west England adapts to them. With great access and an interesting twist, viewers can’t help but watch. Partners: Studio Lambert (London) for Channel 4, distributed through All3Media (London)
Length: 60 minutes
Rights available: Worldwide TV, non-theatric and video-only rights, excluding UK and US

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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