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Summit ’14: Sideline Productions lands C5 commission

Irish company Sideline Productions, which makes its Realscreen Summit debut this week, has landed its first commission from UK broadcaster Channel 5, for documentary series Great British Castles. (Pictured: presenter Dan Jones)
January 26, 2014

Irish company Sideline Productions, which makes its Realscreen Summit debut this week, has landed its first commission from UK broadcaster Channel 5, for documentary series Great British Castles.

The 6 x 50-minute series will explore the secrets and histories behind some of Britain’s most popular castles, looking at their infamous inhabitants and battles. The program, hosted by journalist Dan Jones (pictured above), will also use aerial footage, CGI and reconstructions.

The series will be coproduced with GroupM Entertainment and will begin production this spring. Sideline creative director Billy McGrath will be at the Realscreen Summit from today (January 26) to  Tuesday (January 28).

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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