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MIPCOM Picks 2013: “Jackie Without Jack”

This project centers around a series of taped conversations featuring JFK’s widow, conducted mere months after the assassination of her husband. In the conversations, she recounts her history with him, beginning to build the myth in the process.
September 1, 2013

Partners: What’s Up Films for France 3, France 5; distributed by ZED

Length: 1 x 52 minutes

Airing: TBD

Rights available: All rights worldwide

From French filmmaker Patrick Jeudy (Marilyn: The Last Sessions) comes another examination of the myth of Kennedy’s Camelot. This time, the film centers around a series of taped conversations featuring the president’s widow, Jackie, conducted mere months after the assassination of her husband. In the conversations, she recounts her history with JFK, beginning to build the myth in the process. Jackie Kennedy has proven to be one of the more charismatic characters in modern American history, and this project could stand out nicely amongst the oncoming onslaught of JFK assassination anniversary commemorative content.

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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