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Exclusive: High Noon, Doug Pitt team on poaching format

U.S. prodco High Noon Entertainment has partnered with Brad Pitt's brother, wildlife activist Doug Pitt (pictured), on a format about poaching in Tanzania.
January 14, 2015

U.S. prodco High Noon Entertainment has partnered with wildlife activist Doug Pitt (pictured) on a format about poaching in Tanzania.

Pitt – whose brother is the actor Brad Pitt – was the country’s first Goodwill Ambassador and has spent the last seven years in Tanzania working on issues such as clean water, agriculture, education and now poaching.

The format will see Pitt, his team and a group of local rangers collaborating with the Tanzanian government to confront poachers and save wildlife on the verge of extinction. High Noon will be shopping the project to networks at the Realscreen Summit in Washington DC later this month.

“Doug and his team have been on the ground in Tanzania, combating the horrors of poaching and animal trafficking up close,” said Jim Berger, CEO of High Noon, in a statement. “This is as real as reality TV gets, and the stakes are extremely high.”

Pitt added: “This is a great opportunity for a reality show to be at the center of a systemic injustice. With our government connections and relationships to the worldwide anti-poaching community, High Noon is that final partner to make this the most impactful, high adventure and socially fulfilling program on TV.”

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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