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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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