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GRB brings slate of docuseries and crime programming to Africa

Los Angeles-based producer-distributor GRB Entertainment has sold a slate of docuseries, documentaries and crime programs in Africa to MNET and ETV. South African broadcaster MNET has acquired several docuseries including two seasons ...
May 15, 2017

Los Angeles-based producer-distributor GRB Entertainment has sold a slate of docuseries, documentaries and crime programs in Africa to MNET and ETV.

South African broadcaster MNET has acquired several docuseries including two seasons of  Braxton Family Values, which looks into the lives of Grammy-winning artist Toni Braxton, her four sisters and their headstrong mothers. ­Cleveland Hustles follows basketball legend LeBron James and friend Maverick Carter as they give four aspiring local entrepreneurs the chance to realize their dreams while revitalizing neighborhoods in their hometown of Cleveland. 

Flex and Shanice takes a look at the lives of 90′s pop singer Shanice, her husband, actor Flex Alexander and their extended family, who all live together under one roof. Raising Whitley follows comedian Kym Whitley and her group of friends as they attempt to raise a baby together.

MNET also picked up Black In America, a collection of eight documentaries exploring race and identity for African Americans as it pertains to education, business, community life, and even families.

ETV also acquired two seasons of Braxton Family Values along with its spin-off series Tamar & Vince,which follows Tamar Braxton and her music-mogul husband, Vince Herbert, as they balance their careers with their personal lives. ETV took all seven seasons of crime series On The Case, which explores murder mysteries through in-depth interviews with witnesses and suspects while examining the forensic evidence.

“As the television market in Africa continues to grow, GRB is thrilled to be working with MNET and ETV. Our documentaries, entertaining reality series and real-life investigative crime series have captured audiences around the world, and we are very excited to bring these titles to Africa,” said Michael Lolato, SVP of International Distribution, GRB Entertainment, in a statement.

 

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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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