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Extra: Nat Geo links with Drive; Killer Tracks launches unscripted TV music label

Nat Geo acquires Drive’s USS Indianapolis doc Disney-owned National Geographic has acquired a documentary special about the sinking and subsequent discovery of the USS Indianapolis from production funding and distribution agency ...
May 17, 2019

Nat Geo acquires Drive’s USS Indianapolis doc

Disney-owned National Geographic has acquired a documentary special about the sinking and subsequent discovery of the USS Indianapolis from production funding and distribution agency Drive.

The 60-minute doc USS Indianapolis: The Final Chapter (pictured) tells the story of the sinking of the ship in the Philippine Sea at the end of WWII (famously recounted in Steven Spielberg’s Jaws), and of the discovery of the well-preserved wreck.

The film was produced by Vulcan Productions and Lone Wolf Media. It originally aired on PBS in January and has been picked up by Nat Geo for its channels worldwide, excluding the U.S. and Canada.

Killer Tracks debuts reality TV music catalog

Killer Tracks, a Universal Publishing Production Music company, is launching ‘In Reality,’ a new production music label focused on songs for unscripted television.

The label is debuting with 10 albums of original musical tracks created for reality TV of all genres, spanning an array of musical styles, emotions and scenarios.

The new releases are available immediately for licensing and sync through the Killer Tracks website, with an additional 20 albums set for release later this year.

In Reality’s entire catalog is being supervised by Killer Tracks executive producer Ryan Perez-Daple.

UKTV nabs 100 episodes of Prime’s cinema series

Prodco and distributor Prime Entertainment has inked a deal with British commercial broadcaster UKTV for 100 episodes of its cinema-focused original series.

The deal includes episodes of Director’s Short Cut (250 x 4 minutes), which centers on the craft of filmmaking, profiling Hollywood heavyweights including Ron Howard, Rob Marshall, Stephen Frears and M. Night Shyamalan, among others.

Meanwhile, a vast selection of episodes of Zoom In (104 x 6:30 minutes) will head to the broadcaster. The series profiles upcoming film projects, with exclusive insider looks at budgets, crews and the actors.

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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