TV

Yesterday targets “Mafia’s Greatest Hits”

IMG has pre-sold The Mafia's Greatest Hits, a forthcoming series that uses FBI archive files to look at the murky world of contract killing, to UKTV-owned British network Yesterday.
October 11, 2011

IMG has pre-sold The Mafia’s Greatest Hits, a forthcoming series that uses FBI archive files to look at the murky world of contract killing, to UKTV-owned British network Yesterday.

The series is being made by IMG with UK indie World Media Rights, and will be exec produced by double Emmy award winner Matthew Barrett.

Barrett and World Media Rights previously made Nazi Collaborators with IMG, which premiered on Discovery Military in the U.S. last week.

The new series promises “exceptional access to the archives of the FBI,” according to World Media Rights CEO Alan Griffiths. UKTV’s general manager of factual Adrian Wills added: “We immediately saw that this would be a stand-out series for Yesterday and that it perfectly aligns with our ambition to provide gripping and insightful UK premieres.”

In addition, Mark Young of IMG promised that last week’s MIPCOM launch of the series “attracted immense interest in the market, and we will announce a raft of new territory licenses soon.”

About The Author
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.

Menu

Search