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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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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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