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AP pens development deal with Spurlock’s Warrior Poets

Morgan Spurlock (pictured) and his prodco Warrior Poets have entered into a development deal allowing them unlimited access to the resources of The Associated Press and its broadcast, digital and mobile assets.
April 29, 2014

Morgan Spurlock (pictured) and his prodco Warrior Poets have entered into a development deal allowing them unlimited access to the resources of The Associated Press (AP) and its broadcast, digital and mobile assets. 

This agreement allows the New York-based indie to tap into AP’s library of global content to develop new scripted and unscripted projects across multiple platforms including film, television and digital.

“Warrior Poets recognizes the value of AP’s accurate, independent and global text, photo and video news reports,” said Michael Dutton, global director of entertainment products at AP. “We are pleased that their experienced and creative team will be developing original digital and broadcast programming around AP’s editorial content.”

Warrior Poets founder Spurlock added: “As filmmakers and TV producers, the opportunity to gain access to AP’s impressive portfolio of material is an unbelievable resource. This agreement will allow us to cultivate a multitude of exciting new projects based on AP’s countless fascinating news stories.”

Warrior Poets has produced a number of documentary films and television series including feature docs One Direction: This Is Us, Comic-Con: Episode IV – A Fan’s Hope and Mansome; and TV series such as Showtime’s Seven Deadly Sins and CNN’s Morgan Spurlock Inside Man.

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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