Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Three New JFK Assassination TV Documentaries

TBI Vision
The doc, Inside JFK's Assassination, is in production and Lagardère Entertainment Rights will have early footage to show buyers at MIPTV. From French director Patrick Jeudy, the film will recount events as seen through the eyes of witnesses on the ground.

MIPTV News: Lagardere investigating JFK’s assassination in Cannes

by Stewart Clarke
April 3, 2013

The content sales arm of French conglomerate Lagardère will launch a new one-off doc about the assassination of former US president John F. Kennedy at MIPTV.

The doc, Inside JFK’s Assassination, is in production and Lagardère Entertainment Rights will have early footage to show buyers at MIPTV. From French director Patrick Jeudy, the film will recount events as seen through the eyes of witnesses on the ground.

The show will head Lagardère Entertainment Rights’ MIPTV factual slate alongside other one-offs Christopher Columbus’ Maps, about the famous explorer and The Bone Rush, about Edward Drinker and Othniel Charles Marsh, the fathers of modern paleontology.

In the travel and adventure category, the distributor will have new shows including 5x52mins series The Adventures of a Gentleman Voyager, about theQueen Elizabeth liner, and 6x52mins Beautiful People, following photojournalistFrançoise Spiekermeier.

New nature and wildlife series include 4x52mins eco doc Climate Change: A Talk with the Tortoise and Running Wild with Vincent Munier, a one-off following the photographer as he gets close to endangered species in Ethiopia.

TLC Sets Star-Studded 'Letters to Jackie' TV Movie (Exclusive)

The documentary will honor the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination and feature celebrities reading poignant letters sent to the then-first lady.

TLC is commemorating the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination with a poignant documentary calledLetters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy.

2- Letters to Jackie

The two-hour TV movie hails from Oscar-winning documentarian Bill Couturieand will feature 20 A-list celebrities reading poignant letters sent to the then-first lady in the two months following JFK's November 1963 assassination.

During that period, the White House received more than 800,000 condolence letters from everyday Americans, including a polio-stricken 13-year-old offering words of strength for the first lady, a Peace Corps volunteer who mourns the loss while stationed in Ethiopia and a black woman who expressed her pride and gratitude for President Kennedy's work in the civil rights movement.

"Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedyis a beautiful and moving tribute to a nation at a time of mourning. While the national lost its president, Jackie Kennedy lost her husband and the father of her children, and these letters explore how some of the most relatable moments can happen during such a remarkable time,” TLC GM Amy Winter said.

Actors poised to read the letters as part of the film include Demian Bichir, Jessica Chastain, Chris Cooper, Viola Davis, Zooey Deschanel, Kirsten Dunst, Anne Hathaway, Allison Janney, John Krasinski, Melissa Leo, Laura Linney,Frances McDormand, Chloe Moretz, Mark Ruffalo, Octavia Spencer, Hailee Steinfeld, Channing Tatum, Betty White and Michelle Williams.

"It has been a honor making Letters to Jackie, and we are beyond proud to share these stories of how America came together and offered their support and beautiful words with Mrs. Kennedy, and honored the legacy of a president renowned for his work with civil rights, foreign affairs and social programs. Now, the entire country can experience this incredible moment in history through its premiere on TLC," Couturie said.

Amblin Television and the Couturie Company co-produced Letters to Jackie. Amblin'sDarryl Frank and Justin Falvey executive produced the entry, which was written, directed and produced by Couturie and based on Ellen Fitzpatrick's book Letters to Jackie: Condolences From a Grieving Nation.

Couturie earned an Academy Award for his 1989 documentary feature Common Threads: Stories From the Quilt, which featured a collection of profiles of those remembered as part of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. His 1991 documentary short Memorial: Letters From American Soldiers was nominated for best documentary short subject.

The pic will air in the fall timed to the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination.

Email:; Twitter: @Snoodit

3 - The Smoking Gun

Reelz to Present Documentary JFK: THE SMOKING GUN This November

ReelzChannel - TV About Movies(R) today announced the network has acquired U.S. rights for the documentary JFK: THE SMOKING GUN in which Veteran Police Detective Colin McLaren spent four years on the forensic cold case investigation of JFK's assassination. What he had, and other investigators did not, was modern technology and access to all the evidence, facts and eye-witness testimony. He managed to solve a crime that is every bit as shocking and incredible today as it was when it happened 50 years ago. McLaren believes he has found the "smoking gun" that killed JFK.

This special investigative documentary with dramatic re-creations takes audiences back to that tragic day in Dallas at Dealey Plaza, to Parkland Hospital where the president was pronounced dead, to the Bethesda Naval Hospital where the autopsy was conducted and to the conclusions of the Warren Commission that have remained controversial to this day. It uses time-tested investigative techniques to solve the crime.

The documentary special is produced by Muse Entertainment (The Kennedys) and Cordell/Jigsaw/Zapruder (Go Back Where You Came From). It is written by Steve Lucas (Exhibit A: Secrets of Forensic Science), directed by Malcolm McDonald (On the Trail of Genghis Khan) and produced by Jesse Prupas (March to the Top) and Michael Cordell (Anatomy of a Massacre). Executive Producers are Michael Prupas (Pillars of the Earth) and Simon Egan (The King's Speech).

JFK: The Smoking Gun is concurrently being offered for sale at MIPTV through Muse Distribution.

About ReelzChannel

ReelzChannel - TV About Movies(R) is the only cable and satellite network devoted to delivering entertaining and fresh programming that explores, uncovers and lives inside the magic of Hollywood. In June 2013, ReelzChannel will premiere its first reality shows with the docu-series Beverly HillsPawn and the competition reality series Race to the Scene hosted by Dolph Lundgren. The network is also home to ambitious television events, miniseries and series featuring big stories and big stars as seen with the Emmy(R)-winning The Kennedys, Ken Follett's World Without End and Barabbas, starring Billy Zane. And, building directly on The Kennedys, ReelzChannel is co-developing a miniseries based on J. Randy Taraborrelli's highly acclaimed book, After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family from 1968 to the Present, with Muse Entertainment slated to premiere in late 2014. With shows featuring movie and entertainment experts, including Leonard MaltinRichard Roeper and Sam Rubin, viewers get trusted insight into movies wherever they're playing, whether in theaters or at home.

ReelzChannel reaches more than 66 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, Dish Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 233, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and cable systems nationwide. Find ReelzChannel in your area by entering your zip code at Owned by Hubbard Media Group, ReelzChannel is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with national ad sales based out of New York City with offices in Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles and an entertainment bureau in Los Angeles.


1 comment:

  1. Quite interesting and nice topic chosen for the post. I would collect more information about this topic.
    Gateway Laptops