TV

Darlow Smithson does quick turnaround for TLC

Darlow Smithson Productions (DSP) has been commissioned by TLC to produce a quick turnaround doc following the hijacking of the American container ship, the Maersk Alabama. The one-hour doc is executive produced by Tom Brisley for DSP and was commissioned by Rita Mullin and Eileen O'Neill for TLC. Using archival footage, reconstructions, CGI and interviews with the crew and their families, the doc will take viewers through the experience of being hijacked by Somali pirates. The doc will air on Sunday August 16.
August 14, 2009

Darlow Smithson Productions (DSP) has been commissioned by TLC to produce a quick turnaround doc following the hijacking of the American container ship, the Maersk Alabama. The one-hour doc is executive produced by Tom Brisley for DSP and was commissioned by Rita Mullin and Eileen O’Neill for TLC. Using archival footage, reconstructions, CGI and interviews with the crew and their families, the doc will take viewers through the experience of being hijacked by Somali pirates. The doc will air on Sunday August 16.

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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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