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Ovation takes U.S. rights to Rossellini’s “Green Porno Live”

U.S. arts net Ovation TV has picked up the U.S. rights to the documentary special Isabella Rossellini's Green Porno Live!, which goes behind-the-scenes on the Italian actor's one-woman show. (Pictured: Rossellini)
December 15, 2014

U.S. arts net Ovation TV has picked up the U.S. rights to a documentary special entitled Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno Live! (pictured), which goes behind-the-scenes on the Italian actor’s one-woman show.

The special - a coproduction between Sundance Productions and Japanese pay-TV broadcaster WOWOW – follows Rossellini as she travels the world performing Green Porno, which is a show based on her titular short film series on the sexual habits of animals. The special will also include parts of her various performances.

Burt’s Buzz filmmaker Jody Shapiro is directing the doc special, with Rick Gilbert and Sundance Productions’ Molly O’Keefe producing, and Laura Michalchyshyn exec producing. Forward Entertainment is handling international sales.

“In her live show, [Rossellini] explains animal reproduction like you’ve never seen it before,” said Scott Woodward, senior VP of programming and production for Ovation TV, in a statement.  “This documentary shows the evolution of her incredibly original Green Porno, from short films to stage show, and how she prepares her costumes, works on dialogue, and deals with the technical and logistical issues.”

Rossellini added: “Green Porno started as a little experiment for a two-minute short film. I would have never imagined that I would produce almost 40 short films, publish a book, write a monologue with the great Jean-Claude Carriere and perform it in over 40 cities on three continents.”

Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno Live! will debut in the U.S. in the spring.

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