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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
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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