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Investigation Discovery picks up “Killer Trials: Judgment Day”

British factual producer World Media Rights (WMR) has pre-sold Killer Trials: Judgment Day to Investigation Discovery in the United States and struck a deal with IMG to distribute the true crime series globally under the title Great Crimes and Trials.
January 4, 2012

British factual producer World Media Rights (WMR) has pre-sold Killer Trials: Judgment Day to Investigation Discovery in the United States and struck a deal with IMG to distribute the true crime series globally under the title Great Crimes and Trials.

The 26 x 26-minute series examines some of the world’s most horrifying and sensational crimes, such as a case involving a group of Australian women who believed they were vampires and killed a man in order to drink his blood. The series was produced by Leoni Jameson and was executive produced by WMR creative director Matthew Barrett.

“We interview victims who survived, the families of those who didn’t and prosecutors and defense lawyers, intercut with sizzling reconstructions of crimes and trials,” WMR CEO Alan Griffiths said in a statement. “Where the trial footage exists we also use that extensively. These are must-watch programs driven by tragedy and a hunt for justice.”

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.

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