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1895 Films embarks on “Heist” with MSNBC

U.S. net MSNBC's long-form unit has tapped 1895 Films to produce a three-part series on notorious bank robbers, called Heist.
December 12, 2013

MSNBC’s long-form unit has tapped 1895 Films to produce a three-part series on notorious bank robbers, called Heist. 

The U.S. network will premiere the documentary series on January 5. Heist will feature interviews with bank robbery witnesses and law enforcement officers assigned to cases, along with bank security video, FBI surveillance images and recreations to give viewers a realistic take on what it is like to experience a bank robbery.

Episodes will include  bank heists with robbers dressing up like nuns from the movie The Town, two robbers dressing up in ZZ Top beards, and a robbery that led to a multi-county car chase and shoot out.

“With thousands of bank robberies taking place each year in the United States, we had a lot of stories to choose from,” said Tom Jennings, founder and executive producer of 1895 Films.

“In this series, we profile the most intense and outrageous heists, going behind the headlines to get to the real stories of what happened: who got away with it, who didn’t and, often, what went horribly wrong.”

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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