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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
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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