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MIPCOM Picks 2013: “Hustling America”

Actor and magician Alexis Conran has made a nice career for himself in the UK by schooling audiences on the art of the hustle. With this series, he makes his way to the U.S. to indulge in some good ol' American tom-foolery and jiggery-pokery.
September 1, 2013

Partners: Icon Films / GroupM Entertainment for Channel 5 in association with Grifter Media; distributed by TCB Media Rights

Length: 3 x 60 minutes

Premieres: September 2013 (Channel 5, UK)

Rights available: Worldwide, excluding the UK

Actor and magician Alexis Conran has made a nice career for himself in the UK by schooling audiences on the art of the hustle. With this series, he makes his way to the U.S. to indulge in some good ol’ American tom-foolery and jiggery-pokery. Specifically, he finds willing participants to accept what are known as proposition betsĀ  – crazy dares that seem impossible to carry off to the unsuspecting individual but that each contain a secret move or tactic that, when carried out with a little confidence, result in a winning bet.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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