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Animal Planet sets air dates for Redford’s “Ocean Warriors”

Animal Planet will air a Robert Redford-exec produced docuseries about marine conservation activists over three nights in December. Co-exec produced by Paul Allen of Vulcan Productions, the six-part Ocean Warriors will ...
November 22, 2016

Animal Planet will air a Robert Redford-exec produced docuseries about marine conservation activists over three nights in December.

Co-exec produced by Paul Allen of Vulcan Productions, the six-part Ocean Warriors will premiere on the Discovery-owned cable net on Dec. 4 with back-to-back episodes at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., and then continue on Dec. 11 and Dec. 18. 

Each episode follows activists working to protect marine life from poachers. One episode follows the Sea Shepherds as they pursue a poaching ship through the Antarctic Sea and another tags along with a Greenpeace vessel patrolling the Pacific Ocean for illegal shark fishers.

Other episodes profile a conservation biologist in Tanzania working to save coral reefs and an environmental journalist in Thailand investigating the connection between illegal poaching and a human trafficking network that extends from Africa to Indonesia.

Ocean Warriors was produced by Redford’s Sundance Productions, Allen’s Vulcan Productions and Brick City TV.

Sundance’s Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn are exec producing alongside Vulcan’s Allen, Carole Tomko, Jody Gottlieb and Rocky Collins, and Brick City TV’s Mark Benjamin and Marc Levin. Erin Wanner and Liz Bronstein are the EPs for Animal Planet.

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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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