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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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