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MIPCOM Picks 2013: “Jersey Strong”

The team behind the Peabody-winning series Brick City this time trains its lens on two families in Newark, New Jersey.
September 1, 2013

 

 

Partners: Participant Media for Pivot; distributed by Tricon Films and Television

Length: 10 x 30 minutes

Premiered: September 2013 (Pivot)

Rights available: Worldwide, excluding U.S.

 

The team behind the Peabody-winning series Brick City this time trains its lens on two families in Newark, New Jersey. Former gang members Jayda, a reformed Blood, and Creep, a reformed Crip are documented, working to raise two children and achieve their own goals; while the series also spotlights trial attorney Brooke, who once represented Jayda, and her relationship with life partner Maggie. As seen in Brick City, producers Mark Benjamin and Marc Levin have a talent for capturing both the gritty and glowing moments of real life, and the characters here are equally captivating.

 

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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