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The CW goes “Gaga” for Gaultier doc

U.S. network The CW has picked up Gaga by Gaultier, a documentary that sees fashion icon Jean-Paul Gaultier interviewing pop star Lady Gaga (pictured), and will air it in primetime next week, after reaching a deal with indie distributor Can't Stop Media.
September 7, 2011

U.S. network The CW has picked up Gaga by Gaultier, a documentary that sees fashion icon Jean-Paul Gaultier interviewing pop star Lady Gaga (pictured), and will air it in primetime next week, after striking a deal with indie distributor Can’t Stop Media.

The deal is believed to be the first time the U.S. net has picked up a French special to air in primetime. The CW will air the doc – which was originally commissioned by TF6, W9 and M6 in France and is produced by indie prodco Dak Tirak – on September 12 from 8 p.m. to 9.15 p.m. EST.

In addition to the U.S., SBS in Denmark, Globosat in Brazil, XYZ in Australia, SKY Uno in Italy and RTBF in Belgium have all reached deals to premiere the doc in their respective territories.

Matthieu Porte, founder and CEO of Can’t Stop Media, said: “Since the launch of the company it’s been in our core strategy to build-up strong relationships with U.S. broadcasters.

“In the past few years, foreign programming has gained a huge traction across the Atlantic and we will continue to strive to take full advantage of this trend for the various partners who trust us with their properties.”

Porte, who founded Can’t Stop earlier this year after leaving producer-distributor Zodiak, added that networks in Japan, Korea, South East Asia and Latin America are also interested in taking the special, which will be available to buyers at MIPCOM in Cannes next month.

Check out the CW’s trailer for the doc below:

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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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