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CCTV, ORF, DRTV, NRK nab Kennedy special

Broadcasters in China, Austria, Denmark, Norway and a host of other territories have picked up an hour-long doc special from Finestripe Productions, ahead of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK (pictured) later this month.
November 12, 2013

Broadcasters in China, Austria, Denmark, Norway and a host of other territories have picked up Finestripe Productions’ hour-long special The Day Kennedy Died.

Distributor Cineflix Rights has sold the doc to more than more than 20 broadcasters ahead of the 50th anniversary of the death of President Kennedy (pictured above) later this month.

Broadcasters taking the show include Foxtel Australia, Sky Italia, Discovery Iberia and Discovery Netherlands, VRT Belgium, ORF Austria, TV4 Sweden, RTL Belgium, DRTV Denmark, NRK Norway, N24 Germany and CCTV China.

Cineflix Rights CEO Chris Bonney said: “There is a lot of international attention around this important anniversary, and these latest sales for The Day Kennedy Died demonstrate that this is one of the most insightful documentaries on the market about the events of 50 years ago.”

The doc was originally commissioned for ITV in the UK and Smithsonian Channel in the U.S. It was written and directed by Leslie Woodhead, produced by Lorraine McKechnie, and exec produced by Sue Summers for Finestripe Productions.

 

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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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