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MIPTV Picks 2011: Vidal Sassoon – The Movie

Our MIPTV Picks 2011 Best in Show: Briskly paced and artfully directed, this bio doc of the fashion and hairstying legend is truly a cut above.
March 15, 2011

Best in Show

In this doc, subtitled How One Man Changed The World With A Pair Of Scissors, we learn, through extensive interviews with the hairstyling and fashion legend, about his seven years spent in a London Jewish orphanage as a child, his time with anti-Fascist militia organization The 43 Group and, of course, the origins of his revolutionary marriage of geometry and hairstyling. Briskly paced and artfully directed, this fashion feature is truly a cut above.

Partners: Phase 4 Films in the U.S., Verve in the UK, distributed internationally by ro*co films international, LLC

Airing: TBD

Length: 93 minutes

Rights available: All rights outside the U.S., Canada and the UK

About The Author
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 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.