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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
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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