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Channel 4, Rize tackle “The Alps Murders”

Channel 4 has tapped Rize USA to produce The Alps Murders (working title), an examination of the much publicized 2012 unsolved murders case, which it will air in the UK later this year.
May 15, 2013

Channel 4 (C4) has tapped Rize USA to produce The Alps Murders (working title), an examination of the much publicized 2012 unsolved murders case, which it will air in the UK later this year.

Known as the French Alps shooting or Annecy shootings, the gun attack – which saw 25 bullets fired on September 5 – killed British-Iraqi engineer Saad al-Hilli, his wife, his mother-in-law, and French cyclist Sylvain Mollier, on a deserted countryside road near Lake Annecy. The al-Hilli’s two young daughters survived.

The one-hour C4 current affairs special (pictured above) will use interviews with key parties involved in the case, including the French prosecutor leading the inquiry, friends, relatives and witnesses, to tell the story of what happened that day.

With exclusive access, the doc will examine all of the conspiracy theories around the murder, which has no official suspects or arrests.

Sheldon Lazarus, executive producer at Rize USA, said: “The Alps Murders explores a high-profile current affairs story that will captivate viewers in the UK and around the world.”

It was commissioned by C4′s commissioning editor of ‘Dispatches,’ Daniel Pearl, and is executive produced by Lazarus and Nina Davies. It will be sold internationally by DCD Rights.

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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