Unscripted

eOne teams with U.K.’s Raw TV for “Dangerous Persuasions”

Entertainment One factual topper Michael Kot (pictured) says the series producers and broadcasters are confident the Canada-UK copro will be an audience-pleaser.
July 11, 2012

Entertainment One and U.K. producer Raw TV will coproduce the series Dangerous Persuasions (working title) for History Television in Canada and Investigation Discovery in the U.S.

The 6 x 60-minute series will document true stories of everyday people who were convinced to commit horrible acts, according to a release.

“With the support of our producing team and broadcast partners, we’re confident in delivering these captivating, true stories to our extensive North American viewing audience,” said eOne Television senior VP of factual, Michael Kot, in a statement.

Dangerous Persuasions was developed by Raw TV for Investigation Discovery.

History Television came on board as the domestic broadcaster for a U.K.-Canada treaty coproduction.

The series’ stories will be told visually through dramatic re-enactments, with victims providing first-hand commentary.

This is the first series Raw TV is producing for both History Television and Investigation Discovery.

Dangerous Persuasions is exec produced by Kot for eOne, and Louise Norman and Dimitri Doganis for Raw TV, and is planned for delivery by the end of the year.

(From Playback Daily)

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 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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