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Colin Firth on board for UK version of History’s ‘The People Speak’

Actor Colin Firth (A Single Man, Love Actually) will develop the first international format for History's The People Speak in the UK with History (UK) and (out)sider Productions, the show's US producer. Firth is also in discussions to direct and produce. Richard Melman, Channels Director for AETN UK, and Delissa Needham, will serve as exec producers for History (UK), with Anthony Arnove, Chris Moore and Howard Zinn serving as executive producers for (Out)sider Productions. The completed American version, airing on History in the US in Q4, is being distributed internationally by AETN International, which is also handling international format and short form distribution rights.
October 7, 2009

Actor Colin Firth (A Single Man, Love Actually) will develop the first international format for History’s The People Speak in the UK with History (UK) and (out)sider Productions, the show’s US producer. Firth is also in discussions to direct and produce. Richard Melman, Channels Director for AETN UK, and Delissa Needham, will serve as exec producers for History (UK), with Anthony Arnove, Chris Moore and Howard Zinn serving as executive producers for (Out)sider Productions. The completed American version, airing on History in the US in Q4, is being distributed internationally by AETN International, which is also handling international format and short form distribution rights.

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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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