Paperny Entertainment digs up U.S. sale for “Yukon Gold”

U.S. cable net National Geographic Channel has bought Yukon Gold (pictured), a 10 x 60-minute doc series about four mining crews looking to strike it big, which airs in Canada on History Television.
December 11, 2012

U.S. cable net National Geographic Channel has dug deep for its latest Canadian import series: Yukon Gold (pictured), a doc series from Canada’s History Television and indie producer Paperny Entertainment.

The 10 x one-hour series, about four gold mining crews who have four months to discover a big gold find in the Yukon, is to debut in 2013.

“The Yukon is a spectacular part of the world to film in – and the miners we follow are not only authentic gold miners, they are also tenacious and heroic,” company president David Paperny said in a statement. “Best of all, our cameras film them as they find lots of gold.”

The U.S. sale follows Paperny’s recent opening of a New York City development office. Yukon Gold is executive produced by David Paperny, Cal Shumiatcher, Audrey Mehler, Beth Wichterich and Lynne Kirby.

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