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ZDF gets access to the Yakuza for upcoming doc

Wiesbaden prodco Sound & Vision has begun filming the one-hour doc, The Last Yakuza, to be distributed by ZDF Enterprises.
December 6, 2010

Wiesbaden prodco Sound & Vision has begun filming the one-hour doc, The Last Yakuza, to be distributed by ZDF Enterprises. The Last Yakuza features exclusive interviews with the underworld bosses of the Japanese organized crime syndicate, Yakuza. The doc will give viewers a look into how someone can transform himself into a Yakuza and how the underworld has criminality, violence and corruption, but also strict codes of conduct, loyalty, honor and respect. The filmmakers will feature an interview with the wife of a clan boss. The Last Yakuza will be available for broadcast in 2011.

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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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