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Power picks up Irish dance documentary “Jig”

London-based distributor Power has picked up Bankside Films' Irish dance documentary Jig (pictured) for exclusive worldwide rights.
June 12, 2012

London-based distributor Power has picked up Bankside Films’ Irish dance documentary¬†Jig (pictured) for exclusive worldwide rights.

Directed by Sue Bourne, the film goes behind the scenes of the 40th Irish Dancing World Championships and follows competitors of all ages as they don wigs, make-up, fake tanner and expensive dresses to vie for world titles.

“Power continues to bolster its portfolio, not only boosting our traditional fare of premium series, mini-series and TV movies, but supplementing it with the addition of prime factual content such as¬†Jig,” said Steve Turney, Power’s VP of sales and acquisitions, in a statement.

Last year, U.S. cable network TLC acquired the documentary for TV to complement its factual series Irish Dancing Tweens.

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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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