Unscripted

eOne teams with U.K.’s Raw TV for “Dangerous Persuasions”

Entertainment One factual topper Michael Kot (pictured) says the series producers and broadcasters are confident the Canada-UK copro will be an audience-pleaser.
July 11, 2012

Entertainment One and U.K. producer Raw TV will coproduce the series Dangerous Persuasions (working title) for History Television in Canada and Investigation Discovery in the U.S.

The 6 x 60-minute series will document true stories of everyday people who were convinced to commit horrible acts, according to a release.

“With the support of our producing team and broadcast partners, we’re confident in delivering these captivating, true stories to our extensive North American viewing audience,” said eOne Television senior VP of factual, Michael Kot, in a statement.

Dangerous Persuasions was developed by Raw TV for Investigation Discovery.

History Television came on board as the domestic broadcaster for a U.K.-Canada treaty coproduction.

The series’ stories will be told visually through dramatic re-enactments, with victims providing first-hand commentary.

This is the first series Raw TV is producing for both History Television and Investigation Discovery.

Dangerous Persuasions is exec produced by Kot for eOne, and Louise Norman and Dimitri Doganis for Raw TV, and is planned for delivery by the end of the year.

(From Playback Daily)

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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