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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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