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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.”

About The Author
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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