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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.”

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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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