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DRG picks up Stephen David Entertainment’s “Genius”

London-based distributor DRG has acquired the international distribution rights to Stephen David Entertainment's The Genius, a mini-series commissioned by National Geographic Channel U.S. (Pictured: The Genius subject Steve Jobs)
January 28, 2014

London-based distributor DRG has acquired the international distribution rights to Stephen David Entertainment’s The Genius, a mini-series commissioned by National Geographic Channel U.S.

The eight-hour special celebrates the minds of great innovators, including Samuel Colt, Alexander Graham Bell, Steve Jobs (pictured ab0ve) and Mark Zuckerberg, and will air as American Genius on National Geographic Channel in the U.S. this year.

DRG has picked up the rights to both the format and the finished program.

“Not only do we believe that Genius will appeal throughout the world, we are also working on creating country specific versions so that we end up with an international library,” said Jeremy Fox, DRG’s CEO. “Stephen is an expert in this genre and will be working with all our producing partners to deliver a quality series.”

“We have been looking for the right way to tell the incredible stories of the passionate people who truly shaped our world today, and with Stephen David and his talented team at the helm, we are confident this is going to be a landmark television event,” said David Lyle, CEO of National Geographic Channels.

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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