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MIPCOM Picks 2013: “Jersey Strong”

The team behind the Peabody-winning series Brick City this time trains its lens on two families in Newark, New Jersey.
September 1, 2013

 

 

Partners: Participant Media for Pivot; distributed by Tricon Films and Television

Length: 10 x 30 minutes

Premiered: September 2013 (Pivot)

Rights available: Worldwide, excluding U.S.

 

The team behind the Peabody-winning series Brick City this time trains its lens on two families in Newark, New Jersey. Former gang members Jayda, a reformed Blood, and Creep, a reformed Crip are documented, working to raise two children and achieve their own goals; while the series also spotlights trial attorney Brooke, who once represented Jayda, and her relationship with life partner Maggie. As seen in Brick City, producers Mark Benjamin and Marc Levin have a talent for capturing both the gritty and glowing moments of real life, and the characters here are equally captivating.

 

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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