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MIPCOM Picks 2013: “Black Mamba: Kiss of Death”

This special takes a close look at this fascinating yet fearsome creature, through incredible footage, scintillating science and CGI, and terrifying testimonies.
September 1, 2013

Partners: Earth Touch for Smithsonian Networks

Length: 1 x 46 minutes, 1 x 50 minutes

Airing: January 2014 (Smithsonian Networks, U.S.)

Rights available: All media, worldwide and in perpetuity

When it comes to dangerous critters, they don’t come much nastier than the black mamba. The African snake is not only the longest venomous snake in the region; it’s also the fastest. Its bite, unless countered with immediate antivenom therapy, is almost always fatal – indeed, a single bite can contain enough poison within its venom to kill several humans. This special takes a close look at this fascinating yet fearsome creature, through incredible footage, scintillating science and CGI, and terrifying testimonies.

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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