FremantleMedia Int’l to take “The Sixties” global

Distributor FremantleMedia International has acquired the global rights to CNN Originals' documentary series The Sixties (Pictured: The Beatles).
February 25, 2014

Distributor FremantleMedia International has acquired the global rights to U.S. cable network¬†CNN’s original doc series The Sixties.

Executive produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman of Playtone and Mark Herzog of Herzog & Company, the 10 x one hour series examines the lasting impact of key political and cultural events from the 1960s, including the civil rights movement, the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, the Cold War and the popularity of The Beatles (pictured above).

Historians David McCullough, Robert Dallek and Robert Caro; entertainers Smokey Robinson, Carol Burnett and The Smothers Brothers; journalist Morley Safer; and political activist Tom Hayden are among the interviewees who appear in the series.

The program premiered in the United States on CNN last November. FremantleMedia International will launch The Sixties internationally at MIPTV in April.

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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 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.