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Warner Bros. Unscripted Television acquires “The Talented Mr. Rosenberg”

Warner Bros. Unscripted Television has acquired the global rights to Toronto filmmaker Barry Avrich’s documentary The Talented Mr. Rosenberg, about Toronto entrepreneur and convicted con man Albert Rosenberg. Avrich, the doc’s ...
July 8, 2022

Warner Bros. Unscripted Television has acquired the global rights to Toronto filmmaker Barry Avrich’s documentary The Talented Mr. Rosenberg, about Toronto entrepreneur and convicted con man Albert Rosenberg. Avrich, the doc’s writer-director and founder of Melbar Entertainment Group, tells Realscreen sister publication Playback Daily the deal was brokered by Kyle Loftus at APA Agency.

The documentary features Rosenberg, dubbed the “Yorkville Swindler,” offering insight into his motives. To balance Rosenberg’s own account, the documentary also features interviews with some of his victims of his cons, including his ex-wife, ex-girlfriend and one of his own daughters.

The Talented Mr. Rosenberg premiered at the Hot Docs festival in March. Avrich produced the film, along with Caitlin Cheddie and Mark Selby. Warner Bros. Unscripted Television, in association with Warner Horizon, plans to shop it to broadcasters and streamers internationally.

By Victoria Ahearn, Playback Online

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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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