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MIPTV Picks 2016: Newtown

Newtown examines the aftermath of one of the most tragic and horrifying events in recent American history - the killing of 20 children between the ages of six and seven, and six adults, in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
March 15, 2016


Partners: Mile 22, Transform Films, Cuomo Cole Productions, Artemis Media Ventures; distributed by ro*co films international
Length: 1 x 85 minutes
Premiered: January 2016 (Sundance)
Rights available: Worldwide outside of North America

Directed by Kim A. Snyder, Newtown examines the aftermath of one of the most tragic and horrifying events in recent American history – the killing of 20 children between the ages of six and seven, and six adults, in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Over the span of close to three years, Snyder follows three of the parents whose lives were torn upside-down by the event, as they grapple with their new realities and share their stories, while also integrating the experiences of others affected by the senseless killings in what is ultimately a story of resilience.

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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