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Discovery Enterprises Int’l picks up seven docs

Discovery Enterprises International has landed worldwide rights to seven documentary films from New World Distribution, including A Deeper Shade of Blue and BBoy for Life (pictured).
July 24, 2013

Discovery Enterprises International (DEI) has landed worldwide rights to seven documentary films from New World Distribution, including A Deeper Shade of Blue and BBoy for Life (pictured).

As part of the deal, DEI has gained worldwide rights to distribute first window options to global broadcasters, including Discovery’s own global channels.

The seven documentaries include The Cold War and Beyond, a doc by Jim Thebaut on the events and decisions that led to the arms race, told by former Soviet and U.S. leaders; A Deeper Shade of Blue, a surfing film from Jack McCoy; and Just Like Us, from director Hector Barron, on stand-up comedy, taboos of culture and geopolitics, across Dubai, Beirut, Riyadh and New York.

DEI has also acquired Chasing Rainbows, a doc on the battle for same-sex marriage rights; BBoy for Life, on breakdancers from Central America; Running Dry, which focuses on water shortages around the world; and Morenita, on a man who steals the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe to save his family from death threats.

“Discovery Enterprises International is pleased to be working with New World Distribution to expand our growing catalog of feature-length programs,” said Elliot Wagner, vice president of DEI. “These exceptional films are a natural fit for DEI’s product catalog, and we look forward to sharing them with our clients and viewers around the world.”

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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