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Viacom International Studios scores first third-party commission for ITV

Viacom International Studios has scored its first third-party commission, via Trevor McDonald’s Indian Train Adventure for ITV. The project is a 2 x one-hour doc series that follows popular presenter ...
June 17, 2019

Viacom International Studios has scored its first third-party commission, via Trevor McDonald’s Indian Train Adventure for ITV.

The project is a 2 x one-hour doc series that follows popular presenter Sir Trevor McDonald as he travels from Mumbai to Delhi on the world’s most luxurious trains, the Maharaja’s Express.

Along the thousand-mile journey, McDonald disembarks to meet people, and take in the sights, sounds and tastes of the rapidly changing country.

Prior to this, the production studio produced content solely for Viacom’s UK channels, including Channel 5, MTV and Comedy Central.

Following its airing on ITV, VIS’s content sales team will distribute the two-parter internationally.

Trevor McDonald’s Indian Train Adventure¬†is commissioned for ITV by Jo Clinton-Davis, ITV controller of factual, and Sue Murphy, ITV head of factual entertainment. It will be executive produced by Ed Taylor, creative director and Jeff Anderson, director of factual for VIS UK, and directed by John Holdsworth.

“It’s an exciting first third-party commission for VIS UK and we’re currently in talks with other UK and international broadcasters to seek out further opportunities,” said Taylor, 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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