Screening Room

MIPCOM Picks 2013: “Modern Dads”

This new series from A&E follows four fathers in Austin, Texas as they grapple with the challenges and revel in the joys of parenthood.
September 1, 2013

 

Partners: Sirens  Media for A&E

Length: 9 x 30 minutes

Premiered: August 2013 (A&E, U.S.)

Rights available:  Worldwide

 

This new series from A&E follows four fathers in Austin, Texas as they grapple with the challenges and revel in the joys of parenthood. There’s professional photographer Nathan, who, in looking after his son Cormac has to guard against his own overprotective instincts; Rick, the self-proclaimed “McGyver of dads” and father of four; Sean, who puts an onus on humor and play in his parenting style; and style-savvy single parent Stone. To launch the series in the U.S., A&E gave it a heck of a lead-in – the second episode of the new season of Duck Dynasty – and that should serve to introduce and perhaps endear these modern dads to America.

 

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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