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Greenlit: Inside Job, TNT

Inside Job (6 x ) – A new unscripted series that puts executive job candidates through a truly unique screening process that includes being spied upon by a company insider in order to find the most suitable candidate. Each week, one of America’s hottest companies will invite four highly qualified job candidates to compete for […]

Greenlit: Rachel Allen’s Everyday Kitchen, Good Food

Rachel Allen’s Everyday Kitchen (13 x 30′) – Irish celebrity chef Rachel Allen shows viewers how to cook cheap and nutritious food. Channel: Good Food UK Producer: Sweet TV TX:  TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: The Catch, SBS

The Catch (3 x ) – Matthew Evans embarks on a campaigning voyage of discovery revealing the complex, often shocking truths behind the seafood Australians produce and consume. Channel: SBS TX: TBC Source: Screen Australia press release

Greenlit: Operation Snow Tiger, BBC2

Operation Snow Tiger (2 x 60′) –  Tiger expert Liz Bonin and a team of scientists attempt to track and document world’s most elusive big cats.  Travelling through the dangerous wilds of Siberia in a climate of -32C, she gains new insight into the wilderness landscapes that are home for this majestic carnivore. Liz investigates […]

Greenlit: Natural History Museum Adventure, Sky 3D

Natural History Museum Adventure w/t (1 x 90′) –  Sir David Attenborough explores London’s Natural History Museum at night and discovers that the animals come to life as if by magic (or CGI). Channel: Sky 3D Producer: Colossus Productions TX: TBC Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Myra Hindley: The Untold Story, Channel 5

Myra Hindley: The Untold Story (1 x 60′) –  Documentary series about Moors Murderer, Myra Hindley. Episode One: The Brady Factor  – Focuses on Myra Hindley’s childhood and upbringing and events that led up to her initial meeting with Ian Brady, and the start of their relationship that would quickly become sadistic. The film has access to […]

Greenlit: Divine Intervention, Nat Geo

Divine Intervention (6 x 60′) – Docuseries that follows three people who travel the USA looking for churches that need a makeover. Channel: National Geographic Producer: T Group Productions TX: TBC Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Kentucky Bidders, truTV

Kentucky Bidders –  Follows the happenings at Sammie’s Auction, a colorful auction house in Corbin, Ky. This family-owned business buys rare and sometimes outrageous items during the week and then sells them off on weekend nights. Sammie, his family and his madcap employees will buy or sell just about anything: wedding dresses, live animals, condominiums, antique […]

Greenlit: Red Bull Soapbox Race, UKTV Dave

Red Bull Soapbox Race (5 x 30′) – Red Bull Soapbox Race is a major international event that has been wowing huge crowds around the world for the past 12 years. Teams of amateur racers design and build their own gravity-powered soapbox vehicles and race them against the clock in an extreme downhill battle in […]

Greenlit: Grayson Perry: Who Are You? Channel 4

Grayson Perry: Who Are You? w/t (3 x 60′) – Chronicles the creation of a series of works of art featuring a range of Britons from across the UK, all of whom embody a particularly potent aspect of contemporary British identity. Channel: Channel 4 Producer: Seneca Productions TX: 2014 Source: Channel 4 press release

Greenlit: Poisoned Passions, Investigation Discovery

Poisoned Passions –  When blind passion poisons the well of love, fiery relationships can turn cold real fast. Told partially through each woman’s own point-of-view, this new series follows a tumultuous romance that tests all the limits of love and devotion. This series details salacious stories of star-crossed lovers – women who fall in love […]

Greenlit: Pretty Dangerous, Investigation Discovery

Pretty Dangerous –  Stylish and irreverent, this series documents the thrilling true stories of women who, under the guise of love and seduction, conned their partners out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Each episode exposes not only the femme fatales, but also their foolish, unsuspecting victims. Featuring revealing interviews with a string of infamous […]

Greenlit: Most Likely to Suceed, Investigation Discovery

Most Likely To…  – High school superlatives distinguish the most promising students bound for success: “Most Likely to Succeed” or “Most Likely to Become a Professional Athlete.” But what happens when the twists and turns of these hopeful students’ lives lead to a dramatically different ending than their yearbook could have otherwise predicted?  This series […]

Greenlit: Deadly Devotion, Investigation Discovery

Deadly Devotion –  Hidden among the seemingly peaceful suburbs of America, there lies a bizarre patchwork of unique subcultures and secret societies – extraordinary communities that live on the periphery according to their own set of rules, rituals, and traditions. From renegade Amish sects and New Age cults to centuries-old Gypsy clans, each episode transports […]

Greenlit: Mile Wide Tornado: Oklahoma Disaster, Discovery Channel

Mile Wide Tornado: Oklahoma Disaster w/t (1 x 69′) – Documentary that examines the May 20th tornado tragedy near Oklahoma City and Moore, Oklahoma through the eyes of the people who survived this unprecedented event. The film chronicles the EF5 tornado that traveled over 17 miles and left mass devastation within its 45 minute reign […]

Up: Lauren Dolgen, EVP Series Development, MTV

Lauren Dolgen has been promoted to be Head of West Coast Reality Programming, Executive Vice President of Series Development for MTV, based in Los Angeles. Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Alive, Weather.com

Alive w/t (6 x 2-4′) –  Shares the stories of extraordinary Americans who have survived man-made and natural disasters. What’s it like to survive an earthquake, a tornado or a hurricane? What about a flight that nearly crashes or a shipwreck? Weather Films talks to the survivors who defied death, and to the scientists who […]

Greenlit: Virus Hunters, Weather.com

Virus Hunters w/t (6 x 2-4′) – Takes viewers inside the work of the scientists who protect us against nature’s most deadly killers. From an outbreak of H1N1 that spreads across the globe in weeks to a stolen vial of smallpox that decimates a population, the number of nightmare scenarios involving deadly pathogens is almost […]

Out: Mike Darnell, President Alternative Entertainment, Fox

Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company, has announced that he will be departing the network at the end of June, 2013. Darnell joined FOX in 1994 as Director of Specials after working for eight years at the network’s Los Angeles affiliate KTTV and the Fox Television Station Group. He oversaw the […]

Greenlit: I Am Unstoppable, Weather.com

I Am Unstoppable w/t (6 x 2-4′) – Tells the inspiring stories of six outdoor athletes who’ve overcome extraordinary obstacles to become champions. The cast includes Sarah Reinertsen, Lopez Lomong, and Spencer West. Reinertsen, the first full-leg amputee to complete the Ironman competition, talks about her journey from learning at age nine that she’d lose her […]

Greenlit: Swamp Murders, Investigaion Discovery

Swamp Murders (6 x ) – Murky waters take secrets to the grave when bogs, bayous and decrepit docks surrounded by a tangle of marshland and moss-covered trees set the scene for mucky murder.                                           From the swampy bayou of Louisiana to the Great Lake o’ the Cherokees in Oklahoma and even rivers and lakes in […]

Greenlit: Nurses, Ch5

Nurses (8 x 60′) – Observational series following the nurses working at Cardiff & Vale University Health Board, Wales. Channel: Channel 5 Producer: Maverick Television TX: Autumn 2013 Source: C21

Greenlit: Daryl’s Restoration Over-Hall, DIY Network

Daryl’s Restoration Over-Hall  – Daryl Hall from musical duo Hall & Oates fuels his second passion for historic home restoration with his latest project, a quaint 1700s Connecticut home. Channel: DIY Network TX: 2014 Source:  Scripps Networks press release

Greenlit: Donal MacIntyre: Murder in Paradise, CBS Reality

Donal MacIntyre:  Murder in Paradise (1 x 60′) – Documentary that looks at the events surrounding the death of new bride Michaela McAreavey who was murdered whilst on honeymoon in Mauritius in 2012. Channel: CBS Reality UK Producer: Made Television TX: June 2013 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Why Did Oscar Pistorius Kill Our Daughter? Channel 5

Why did Oscar Pistorius Kill our Daughter? – The parents of Reeva Steenkamp open their hearts to tell for the first time the full story of the daughter they lost – shot dead by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius on Valentine’s Day.  They reveal: • how the death of the beautiful daughter, who they describe as […]

In Development: Smells Like Friday Night, Channel 4

Smells Like Friday Night w/t (1 x 60′ pilot) – A live music magazine show presented by Jordan Stephens and Harley Alexander-Sule from Rizzle Kicks, comedian Rob Beckett and Billie JD Porter. Mixing appointment-to-view music performances with cutting edge comedy and chat to capture the Channel 4 Friday night feeling viewers know and love. Channel: Channel […]

In Development: That Music Show, Channel 4

That Music Show w/t (1 x 60′ pilot) – Show hosted by Nick Grimshaw set in an iconic music venue with a vibrant award-style feel and combine a competitive year vs. year pop quiz with a raucous music gig. Rounds will be bookmarked by exclusive live performances from the past, present and future of music. Channel: […]

Greenlit, Rivals-in-Law, 1+1

 Rivals-in-Law – Cookery format in which a man’s mother and mother-in-law go head-to-head to cook the same dish – he then has to declare one of them the best cook. Channel: 1+1 (Ukraine) Producer: TX: TBC Source: C21

Greenlit: South of Heaven, MTV

South of  Heaven (  x 30′) – A docu-series following the lives of a group of fun loving girlfriends at the best little honky tonk bar in Texas who are working to make their dreams a reality. The eclectic group of girls includes a gifted student working to save money to go back to Harvard, an ambitious […]

Three Development Lessons From Cannes Film Festival

Seduced and Abandoned was one of the documentary films shown at Cannes Film Festival 2013, a year noted for its jewel heists as much as its films. Documentaries have been only recently acknowledged at Cannes; the dedicated Doc Corner was only introduced in 2012. A year later, documentaries make up around 10% of the films […]

Up: Will Nothacker, VP Development, Leftfield Pictures

Will Nothacker has been promoted to Vice President Development at Leftfield Pictures. Read more: Realscreen

In: Josh Murphy, Director Development, Leftfield Pictures

Kevin Duncan has been appointed as Senior Director Development at Leftfield Pictures. Read more: Realscreen

In: Kevin Duncan, Senior Director Development, Leftfield Pictures

Kevin Duncan has been appointed as Senior Director Development at Leftfield Pictures. Read more: Realscreen

Greenlit: The Alectrix, MTV

The Alectrix (6 x ) – series that follows Heather Naylor – the leader of the pop-group The Alectrix – as she and her group mates strive for their big break in the music industry and finally fulfill their dreams of superstardom.  After realizing they have come to a standstill in their career and desperately […]

Greenlit: Last Call Food Brawl, Destination America

Last Call Food Brawl – It’s the perfect recipe for a night cap: one part hungry bar-goers, two parts finger-lickin’ food, a dash of great everyday cooks, with a Golden Fry Basket to garnish. It all adds up to a mouth-watering plateful in this competition series hosted by Adam Gertler, a runner-up forNext Food Network Star and […]

In Development: Cheeseheads, TBS

Cheeseheads  w/t – Green Bay, Wis., is home to the World Famous Green Bay Packers and their fans: The Cheeseheads. These citizens don’t just bleed green and gold; they eat victory for breakfast. For them, being a Cheesehead is more than just being a fan. It’s a way of life. This show will take viewers into the […]

In Development: Me Time With Diablo Cody, TBS

Me Time with Diablo Cody – Oscar®-winner Diablo Cody, the creator of United States of Tara and Young Adult, brings her signature charm and style to the screen as host of her own show. Tailored around Diablo’s unique perspective on all things pop culture and told in her very own tongue-in-cheek way, Me Time with Diablo […]

In Development: The Big Deal, TNT

The Big Deal – The biggest treasure hunt America has ever seen. Teams of antique and collectible enthusiasts from across the country compete in an epic scavenger hunt for the chance to win thousands in cash. Channel: TNT Producer: Shine America TX: TBC Source: TNT press release

In Development: Monopoly, TNT

Monopoly – From the iconic toy and game company Hasbro comes the reality version of the popular game. Eight two-person teams will play a game of real-world Monopoly with a huge cash prize at stake. Just like the iconic game, the ultimate goal is to amass as much property and wealth as possible in this game […]

In Development: Cop Swap, TNT

Cop Swap – Each week, two law enforcement officials from diverse backgrounds and departments immerse themselves in each other’s lives and jobs in an effort to learn something that will make them better officers, partners and citizens of the law. When all is said and done, the cops reflect on their mutual journeys, and reveal new […]

In Development: Burn, TNT

Burn – An action-packed docudrama told through the eyes of Detroit firefighters, who are charged with the task of saving a city that many have written off as dead. It takes viewers closer than ever to the fires and the lives of the men and women who fight them, exploring human struggles, hope and personal courage […]

Greenlit: Oribe, NUVOtv

Oribe  – A docu-series set in the Latin style mecca of Miami, showcasing the life and times of controversial Cuban-American celebrity hairstylist Oribe Canales. Oribe’s legendary career has spanned decades and caused sensational success for such clients as Jennifer Lopez, Naomi Campbell, Gianni Versace, Heidi Klum, and Karl Lagerfeld. Channel: NUVOtv TX: TBC Source: NUVOtv press release

Greenlit: Gotta Dance, NUVOtv

Gotta Dance  – A never seen before behind-the-scenes look at the lives of professional backup dancers on world tour with global icon and entertainer, Jennifer Lopez. This docu-series follows the journey of eight professional dancers performing night after night, across the  continents, giving it their all, falling in love, dealing with injury, as they pursue their […]

Greenlit: Jennifer Lopez Biography Special, NUVOtv

Jennifer Lopez Biography Special w/t (1 x 90′) – An exclusive event with unprecedented intimate access into the personal life and career of this inspiring artist and powerhouse entrepreneur. Channel: NUVOtv Producer: Nuyorican Productions TX: TBC Source: NUVOtv press release

Greenlit: Spell-Mageddon, ABC Family

Spell-Mageddon – ( x 60′) – A game show where contestants take on hilarious distractions while spelling increasingly challenging words. Channel: ABC Family Producer: Thinkfactory Media TX: 24th July 2013 Source: ABC Family press release

Greenlit: Divas del Azucar, Tr3s

Divas del Azucar  – Reality series following a Cuban mother-daughter bakery that caters to celebrities. Channel: Tr3s Producer: High Noon Entertainment TX: TBC Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Familia de Circo, Tr3s

Familia de Circo   – Reality series following the ups and downs of being one of five brothers running a family cirucus. Channel: Tr3s Producer: High Noon Entertainment TX: TBC Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Bronson Pinchot Saves America, DIY Network

Bronson Pinchot Saves America – Bronson Pinchot, Hollywood’s favorite character actor and salvage and renovation expert scavenges his way through the U.S. to rescue artifacts from demolition. Channel: DIY Network TX: 2014 Source:  Scripps Networks press release

Greenlit: Rev. Run’s Renovation, DIY Network

Rev. Run’s Renovation – Joseph Ward Simmons, best known as “Rev. Run” from American hip hop group RUN D.M.C., keeps it in the family as his 9,000 sq. ft. home undergoes a complete renovation. Channel: DIY Network TX: 2014 Source:  Scripps Networks press release

Greenlit: Vanilla Ice Goes Amish, DIY Network

Vanilla Ice Goes Amish – With no frills, no music and no power tools, Vanilla Ice lives and learns from the best craftsmen in the business – the Amish. Channel: DIY Network TX: 2013 Source:  Scripps Networks press release

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