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DRG acquires Bible and Diana docs

DRG has picked up Associated Producers' Living in the Time of Jesus (pictured) and 1212 Productions' My Mother Diana, the latter of which focuses on the impact of Princess Diana and Prince Charles' divorce on Prince William.
May 27, 2011

DRG has picked up Associated Producers’ Living in the Time of Jesus (pictured)¬†and 1212 Productions’ My Mother Diana, the latter of which focuses on the impact of Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ divorce on Prince William.

The iconic events of the Christian Bible are explored in the 3 x 60 minute Living in the Time of Jesus. Hosted by history professor Arne Kislenko, the doc recreates Jesus’s days in detail and focuses on three characters whose lives intersected with Jesus.

The second acquired doc is a one-hour special on how Prince Charles and Diana’s marriage affected their eldest son, Prince William. My Mother Diana is an original commission by Channel 4′s sister network More4.

1212 Production, who made My Mother Diana, also produced The Real King’s Speech, a factual special inspired by the Oscar-winning fiction film The King’s Speech.

The one-hour special has become one of the UK’s most successful factual exports, distributed by DRG. It has sold to more than 43 territories worldwide, including Discovery (U.S.), National Geographic (Latin America), Bravo! (Canada), ABC (Australia), NRK (Norway) and TVE (Spain).

Diane Rankin, senior VP of acquisitions at DRG, said: “We’re delighted to be once again partnering with 1212 Productions and Associated Producers, two extremely talented and trusted teams of documentary makers. Living in the Time of Jesus and My Mother Diana bring a powerful new perspective on two of the world’s most iconic stories.”

DRG today announces the acquisition and global launch of the primetime and high-profile documentaries “Living in the Time of Jesus” (Associated Producers for National Geographic USA) and “My Mother Diana” (1212 Productions for Channel 4 UK), makers of DRG’s globally successful “The Real King’s Speech” (Channel 4 UK).

Diane Rankin, SVP – Acquisitions at DRG announced the deals, “We’re delighted to be once again partnering with 1212 Productions and Associated Producers, two extremely talented and trusted teams of documentary makers. Living in the Time of Jesus and My Mother Diana bring a powerful new perspective on two of the world’s most iconic stories.”

 

“Living in the Time of Jesus” is the primetime 3 x 1 hour factual series hosted by history professor Arne Kislenko. Transporting viewers back in time to witness life during the first century. Using famous biblical stories as a guidebook, “Living in the Time of Jesus” looks past the iconic events of the Christian Bible and gives an illuminating and fascinating depiction of day-to-day life of ordinary people.

 

In the second of today’s acquisitions, DRG will launch the 1-hour primetime documentary special “My Mother Diana”, an original commission by Channel 4′s More4 in the UK.

 

“My Mother Diana” tells the true-story of Prince Charles and Diana’s marriage from a new and revealing point of view. From the fairy-tale relationship that would develop into a romantic tragedy, more profound and famous than anyone could have imagined, “My Mother Diana” examines how their marriage shaped son, Prince William. Fourteen years after her death, Diana’s influence appears undiminished. But will William be the King that his mother wished him to be?

 

“My Mother Diana” is a 1212 Production, the makers of documentary special “The Real King’s Speech”, which is based on a true-story and inspired by the Oscar-winning motion picture.

DRG has grown “The Real King’s Speech” into one of the UK’s most successful factual exports since its launch in March. The 1-hour special has already been distributed to more than 43 territories worldwide, including Discovery (USA), National Geographic (Latin America), Bravo! (Canada), ABC (Australia), NRK (Norway) and TVE (Spain).

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