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Extra: LA Times debuts docuseries; BBC2 preps “Pilgrimage: The Road to Istanbul”

LA Times, Southwest Airlines premiere Journey to Sundance The first episode of the LA Times Studios’ brand-funded docuseries Journey to Sundance premiered on Monday (Feb. 24) on the publications’ YouTube channel. Created in ...
February 25, 2020

LA Times, Southwest Airlines premiere Journey to Sundance

The first episode of the LA Times Studios’ brand-funded docuseries Journey to Sundance premiered on Monday (Feb. 24) on the publications’ YouTube channel.

Created in partnership with Southwest Airlines, the three-part series follows emerging filmmaker Bridget Moloney on her first trip to the Sundance Film Festival, held January 2020 in Park City, Utah.

Viewers go behind the scenes of Moloney’s creative process leading up to the festival – where she premiered her short film Blocks – documenting the “challenges and rewards along the way.”

The two remaining episodes will be released March 2 and 9.

BBC2, CTVC prep Pilgrimage: The Road to Istanbul

British pubcaster BBC2 will premiere the third installment in its Pilgrimage series this spring, which will see seven new famous faces take to the open road.

In Pilgrimage: The Road to Istanbul, journalist Adrian Chiles, a converted Catholic; former politician Edwina Currie, a lapsed Jew; Olympian Fatima Whitbread, a practicing Christian; broadcaster Mim Shaikh and television presenter Amar Latif, both Muslims; and two confirmed atheists, comedian Dom Joly and actor Pauline McLynn, will live as pilgrims following an ancient military route to Istanbul. This year’s pilgrims have just over two weeks to complete their 1,000 kilometer journey.

The series was created 10 years ago and is designed to promote “tolerance for all faiths and cultures.”

Pilgrimage: The Road to Istanbul is produced by CTVC. Executive producers are Caroline Matthews and Colm Martin. The series was commissioned by Patrick Holland, controller for BBC2.

Daisy Scalchi is commissioning editor.

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