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IDFA ’13: Taskovski picks up “A Fragile Trust”

Worldwide sales outfit Taskovski Films has picked up distribution rights for sales outside of the U.S. and Canada for Samantha Grant's PBS-backed doc A Fragile Trust (pictured), which looks at the scandal of former New York Times journalist Jayson Blair.
November 24, 2013

UPDATED, NOV. 26, 11:17 A.M. EST: Worldwide sales outfit Taskovski Films has picked up distribution rights for sales¬†outside of the U.S. and Canada for Samantha Grant’s PBS-backed doc A Fragile Trust (pictured), which looks at the scandal of former New York Times journalist Jayson Blair.

The 76-minute doc has been re-cut since its premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest earlier this year, the distributor says, and an updated version is available for buyers at IDFA.

A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times looks at the scandal caused by the titular journalist, who resigned from the newspaper in 2003 after he was found to have committed plagiarism and fabrication in a number of his articles.

The doc was backed by ITVS and will air on PBS’s ‘Independent Lens’ strand in the U.S. in May 2014. A U.S. theatrical run is also planned for earlier in 2014.

A Fragile Trust is one of a number of docs being repped by London-based Taskovski Films at IDFA, with other titles including In No Great Hurry, Stream of Love, The Wild Years, Olga – To My Friends and Soul Food Stories.

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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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