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Mercury sells “End of the Road” to U.S. Doc Channel

Documentary Channel in the U.S. has acquired feature docs End of the Road (pictured) and Under Fire: Journalists in Combat from UK distribution company MercuryMedia.
August 2, 2012

Documentary Channel in the U.S. has acquired feature docs End of the Road (pictured) and Under Fire: Journalists in Combat from UK distribution company MercuryMedia.

Directed by Tim Delmastro, End of the Road is a film about the global financial crisis, featuring interviews with financial experts including billionaire Eric Sprott and James G. Rickards, author and consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense. The doc examines the role governments may have played in the financial crisis’ growth.

Documentary Channel has also picked up Under Fire: Journalists in Combat, which investigates the psychological effects of war reporting. Toronto-based filmmaker Martyn Burke’s doc features The Times’ Anthony Lloyd, CBC’s Susie Ormiston and psychiatrist Dr. Anthony Feinstein.

Under Fire was one of 15 films originally shortlisted for the best documentary feature Oscar last year.

“Mercury and Documentary Channel share similar brand values. Under Fire and End Of The Road are great titles which will work well on the channel,” said MercuryMedia chief executive Tim Sparke.

“Both of these films present compelling, well-researched and extremely relevant topics which we think are going to resonate with our viewers; we are thrilled to be premiering them on the channel in the U.S.,” added Documentary Channel senior VP of programming, scheduling and acquisitions Kate Pearson.

 

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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