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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.

About The Author
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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