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eOne inks first-look deal with Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick

Global producer/distributor Entertainment One (eOne) has inked a two year, first-look deal for unscripted and scripted television content with award-winning investigative documentary filmmaking duo Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick, and ...
December 5, 2018

Global producer/distributor Entertainment One (eOne) has inked a two year, first-look deal for unscripted and scripted television content with award-winning investigative documentary filmmaking duo Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick, and their documentary film company, Chain Camera.

Under the terms of the agreement, Toronto-headquartered eOne will serve as the studio on all of the projects that come from the partnership and will control worldwide rights.

Ziering and Dick’s most recent film, the Netflix Original investigative feature The Bleeding Edge, examines the multi-billion dollar medical device industry.

The duo’s previous film, The Hunting Ground delved into incidences of sexual assault on college campuses. The feature premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, garnered multiple awards and was released by Radius and CNN.

Ziering and Dick’s other credits include the 2012 Oscar-nominated The Invisible War, which tackled the issue of sexual assault in the U.S. military, and won two Emmys for Best Documentary Features and Outstanding Investigative Journalist – Long Form, and a Peabody Award, among other honors.

Ziering and Dick are recipients of the Nestor Almendros Prize for Courage and Filmmaking, the Upton Sinclair Award, and the Ridenhour Documentary Film.

Dick also directed the Oscar nominated Twist of Faith, which tells the story of a man confronting the trauma of his past sexual abuse by a Catholic priest; and This Film is Not Yet Rated, an investigation of the MPAA’s film ratings system.

Meanwhile, Ziering executive produced Kirsten Johnson’s award-winning and Oscar shortlisted Cameraperson, Josh Fox’s Awake – A Dream from Standing Rock, and received the 2013 PGA Gracie Award for Outstanding Producer.

“Amy and Kirby are without a doubt two of the most important and well-respected filmmakers working in documentary film today. Together they have made films that have single-handedly defined and transformed our culture and have an unmatched record of crafting thrilling and original investigative features that are, in their own right, cinematic tours de force,” stated Peter Micelli, eOne’s chief strategy officer, Film & Television, in a statement.

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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