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James Newton’s “Cajun Navy” gets late July date on Discovery

Discovery Channel is to provide the television broadcast premiere of BAFTA- and Grierson Trust award-winning filmmaker James Newton’s feature-length documentary Cajun Navy across the American pay-TV network and flagship channel ...
July 11, 2019

Discovery Channel is to provide the television broadcast premiere of BAFTA- and Grierson Trust award-winning filmmaker James Newton’s feature-length documentary Cajun Navy across the American pay-TV network and flagship channel of Discovery later this month.

As previously announced, the Lightbox Entertainment-produced documentary follows a group of men and women from all walks of life – fishermen, lawyers, pastors, volunteer firefighters and housewives – who mobilize to tackle deadly storms and floodwaters in an effort to help save their community and its people from destruction.

Cajun Navy provides intimate access to the heroic men and women operating under the Cajun Navy banner, which formed as a grass-roots rescue effort in response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, on the frontlines during Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael.

Lightbox’s Simon Chinn, Jonathan Chinn and Suzanne Lavery serve as executive producers, with James Newton (The Detectives) as director and Laura Warner as producer. Nancy Daniels, Howard Swartz, Joseph Schneier and Jon Bardin are executive producers for Discovery.

Cajun Navy debuts July 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery Channel and will also be made available via the Discovery GO app.

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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