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HBO acquires “Central Park Effect”

HBO Documentary Films has acquired the domestic TV rights for Jeffrey Kimball's film, which documents the variety of wild birds found in New York City's Central Park, and seven individuals who regularly visit the park to keep tabs on them.
March 21, 2012

HBO Documentary Films has acquired the domestic TV rights for The Central Park Effect, which recently had its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival.

The film, directed and produced by Jeffrey Kimball and exec produced by Pamela Hogan and Tom Casciato, documents the variety of wild birds found in New York City’s Central Park, and seven individuals who regularly visit the park to keep tabs on them.

“HBO is the ideal home for The Central Park Effect and gives us the ability to tell an important story to millions of people,” said Kimball. “Even though it’s set in the middle of New York City, this is a story about people’s connection to nature. It’s important for us to realize that as the world becomes more urbanized, nature doesn’t have to entirely disappear from cities.”

The film will make its HBO debut this summer.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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