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Greenlit: My Miracle Wedding, ITV

My Miracle Wedding (3 x 60′) – Docuseries that follows six people who are getting ready to get married, but in order to get down they aisle, they first have to triumph over adversity.   Platform: ITV Producer: Raw TV TX: TBC Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: The Stream, NBC

The Stream – Music industry titans work together to uncover the next superstar artist via the Internet and social media. The show gives everyday talented people a chance to be discovered through the Internet and social media, much the same way some of our biggest musical stars today — Adele and Justin Bieber, among many […]

Greenlit: Hungry, Logo

Hungry – A documentary about three driven women chefs and restaurateurs passionately working to create a path to success in the world of professional cooking. These chefs shatter the glass ceiling in the food industry as they risk everything to achieve their culinary and entrepreneurial dreams. Chef Dakota Weiss owns and runs Estrella and Sweetfin Poke […]

Greenlit: Animals with Cameras. BBC1

Animals With Cameras (3 x 60′) – What if animals could tell their own stories? Animals spend so much time in places where human camera operators can’t go, filming wildlife is often impossible. But that’s going to change in this groundbreaking series, where the cameras are given to the animals. Presenter and wildlife cameraman Gordon […]

Greenlit: Seven Worlds, BBC1

Seven Worlds (7 x 60′) – Each  episode will transport viewers to a single continent and tell the story of its spectacular wildlife and iconic landscapes. The series will reveal just how the particular characteristics of each continent – their shape, size, climate, ancient past and position on our planet – have given rise to […]

Greenlit: Murder in the Heartland: In Cold Blood Revisited, Sundance TV

Murder in the Heartland: In Cold Blood Revisited  w/t (4 x 60′) – Docuseries focused on the brutal murder of the Clutter family in a small Kansas town in 1959, the resulting investigation, convictions and executions of Perry Smith and Richard Hickock, chronicled in Truman Capote’s landmark book, In Cold Blood. The series will present […]

Greenlit: The Line, Insight TV

The Line –  Competition format in which two teams race over 25km across a variety of challenging environments in as straight a line as possible without incurring penalty points. Platform: Insight TV Producer: Flare Media TX: TBC Source: Realscreen

In: Kristin Wendell, Senior Director of Development, Part2 Pictures

Kristin Wendell has been appointed as Senior Director of Development at Part2 Pictures, based in Brooklyn. Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Antarctica: Last Wilderness On Earth, HuffPo

Antarctica: Last Wilderness On Earth w/t (10 x )  – Robert Swan takes a 360-degree camera on his solo attempt on the North and South Poles. Platform: HuffPo Producer: AOL UK Studios TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Tech Hunters, Engadget

Tech Hunters (10 x )  – Shows how old gadgets can be found, brought back to life by refurbishment and then sold on to fans of retro. Platform: Engadget Producer: AOL UK Studios TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Take Me Home, Travel Channel UK

Take Me Home (5 x 30′) – CBS reporter Peter Greenberg talks to celebrities including Dolly Parton and Ted Danson about the places that have influenced them and their careers. Platform: Travel Channel UK Producer: Greenberg Productions TX: 1st December 2016 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Olly Smith: Ale Trails, Travel Channel UK

Olly Smith: Ale Trails (5 x 30′) – Olly Smith travels across the USA to explore the history and culture of craft beer. Platform: Travel Channel UK Producer: Athena Films TX: 15th December 2016 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Faking It: Tears of a Crime, Investigation Discovery UK

Faking It: Tears of a Crime (2 x 60′) – Tells the stories of people who have shed crocodile tears to hide their guilt in criminal cases. Platform: Investigation Discovery UK Producer: Shearwater Media TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Britain’s Deadliest Lovers, Investigation Discovery UK

Britain’s Deadliest Lovers  (6 x 60′) – Docuseries that intercutes archive footage, reconstructions and interviews to tell the stories of people who were murdered by their partners. Platform: Investigation Discovery UK Producer: Crackit Productions TX: TBC Source: Broadcast  

Greenlit: British Police Murdered on Duty, Investigation Discovery

British Police Murdered on Duty ( aka Murder in the Line of Duty) (3 x 60′) – Rav Wilding tells the story of how police officers lost their lives during the course of their work. Platform: Investigation Discovery Producer: Woodcut Media TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: The Big Family Cooking Challenge, BBC2

The Big Family Cooking Challenge (12 x 60′) –  A major new competitive food show that brings cooking back into the home, as family teams of passionate amateurs battle it out for the chance to be crowned the nation’s best home cooks. The series will pit inter-generational teams of home cooks against each other in […]

Greenlit: Pearl Harbour: The Truth, Channel 4

 Pearl Harbour: The Truth – Documentary to mark the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbour, which tells the untold story behind the failure to stop the Japanese attack. Directed by Christopher Spencer (Race for the White House, Son of God), the documentary is a political thriller that reveals new insight into who was actually to blame […]

Greenlit: Rivers with Jeremy Paxman, Channel 4

Rivers with Jeremy Paxman  w/t (4 x 60′) – Jeremy Paxman travels the length of four of the UK’s greatest rivers. In each episode Jeremy will embark on a journey along a different river – The Tweed, The Mersey, The Severn and The Thames. Along the way he’ll tell their story, explore the landscapes they’ve […]

In: Sydney Clover, Director of Development, Sirens Media

Sydney Clover has been appointed to the position of Director of Development at Sirens Media, based in NYC and reporting to Daniel Markell, Senior Vice President of Development. Source: Realscreen

In: Sumit David, VP Development, Sirens Media

Sumit David has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Development at Sirens Media, based in NYC and reporting to Daniel Markell, Senior Vice President of Development. Source: Realscreen

Up: Daniel Markell, SVP Development, Sirens Media

Daniel Markell has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Development at Sirens Media, based in NYC and reporting to Lucilla D’Agostino, Executive Vice President of Current Programming and Development. Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: War Child, Channel 4

War Child w/t – Documentary following the stories of four child refugees as they attempt to make their way from their war-torn homes in the Middle East and Afghanistan to safety in Europe. The story is told from the point of view of the children, all of whom speak English, as they embark on their […]

Greenlit: Attenborough And The Giant Sea Dragon, BBC1

Attenborough And The Giant Sea Dragon (1 x 60′) – A remarkable chance discovery could reveal secrets that have lain hidden for 200 million years and David Attenborough is on a quest to uncover them. A super predator that ruled the ocean at the time of the dinosaurs has been found in a crumbling cliff […]

Greenlit: Sudan’s Story: A Rhino’s Last Stand, BBC2

Sudan’s Story: A Rhino’s Last Stand (1 x 60′) – This film will tell the remarkable story of the last remaining male Northern White Rhino on the planet, as scientists battle to bring his subspecies back from the brink of extinction. In February 1975, in the Shambe game reserve, South Sudan a young Northern White […]

Greenlit: Back to Work: Confectioners, BBC2

Back to Work: Confectioners (3 x 60′) – Sends four modern-day confectioners back over 450 years of social and economic history to discover more about the surprising story of sugar. This series will immerse the modern day sugar workers in three very different eras to recreate incredible dishes from the past using original methods and […]

Greenlit: My Beauty Secret, Channel 4

My Beauty Secret w/t (1 x 60′) – Katie Piper shines a light on the nation’s attitude towards people with visible facial conditions and explore their different experiences living with them. Whether it’s a Port Wine Stain or Rosacea; Vitiligo or Alopecia; scars or something else entirely, for some living with these conditions has an […]

Greenlit: Rituals, BBC2

Rituals (4 x 60′) – Immerse the viewer in the spectacular and emotional human stories that form our global rituals. From intimate ceremonies to welcome a new born child into a remote Amazonian tribe, to the millions of pilgrims who have piercings in the name of their God in Malaysia, rituals teach us how to […]

Greenlit: The Last Heroes of the Somme, Channel 4

The Last Heroes of the Somme w/t (1 x 60′) – Tells the forgotten story of the final Battle of the Somme. November 13th 1916 saw the day of the final major British offensive of the Somme. This documentary will tell the forgotten stories of the men who helped turn the brutal battle of attrition […]

Out: Marjorie Kaplan, President of International Content, Discovery

Marjorie Kaplan is leaving her role as President of International Content at Discovery, which was based in London. Source: Televisual press release

Greenlit: The Hero Effect, OWN

The Hero Effect (10 x 30′) –  Docuseries co-hosted by Donald Driver (NFL Super Bowl champion, Dancing With the Stars) and actress/advocate Emily Wilson (The Newsroom, Castle), that brings to life the stories of ordinary individuals who are making extraordinary differences in their communities.  Shot on location in ten different communities across the USA, each episode […]

Greenlit: The Toy Box, ABC

The Toy Box –  The ultimate toy-competition series, providing talented designers with the chance of a lifetime: an opportunity to bring their toy concept to life with industry giant Mattel. The toys – and their inventors – are put through a series of trials and tests before facing the ultimate judges: a panel of no-nonsense, […]

Greenlit: Lore, Amazon

Lore (10 x ) – Based on the popular podcast of the same name, which has over 3.2 million monthly listens, this unscripted horror anthology series will present tales dealing with frightening, psychologically disturbing, and often paranormal true events that have spawned modern-day nightmares.  The series combines narration, historical mixed media, and dramatic scenes to […]

Greenlit: Home Front Heroes wit Ian Lavender, Channel 4

Home Front Heroes with Ian Lavender  (1 x 60′) – Presented by Ian Lavender, a national treasure best loved for his portrayal of Pike in Dad’s Army, this documentary wexamines the most famous part of the domestic effort during the second World War. The Home Front was vital to the war effort. The war was […]

Greenlit: The World’s Most Identical Strangers, Channel 4

The World’s Most Identical Strangers w/t (1 x 60′) – It is thought that for every face, there are seven doppelgänger matches around the world. Social media is fuelling a huge global phenomenon of people searching for their doppelgängers. The phenomenon has also caught the attention of leading twin-experts at the Department of Twin Research […]

Greenlit: Diversity Steal The Show, ITV

Diversity Steal The Show  (1 x 60′)  – Ashley Banjo and Diversity, the UK’s favourite dance crew, host a brand new one off dance entertainment show packed with studio surprises and celebrity collaborations, culminating in a show-stopping finale performance incorporating the most entertaining amateur dancers. Every element of the show will be choreographed by Ashley […]

Greenlit: The Best Place To Live, Channel 4

The Best Place To Live w/t – Documentary that goes on a quest to find the best place to live in the UK. Three million people migrate within Britain every year and most of them are young. For them, choosing where to raise a family, start a business, build a career, climb onto the housing ladder and settle […]

Greenlit: Polar Bear Town, Smithsonian Channel

Polar Bear Town (6 x ) – Every fall, approximately 10,000 tourists from around the world descend on “The Polar Bear Capital of the World,” Churchill, Manitoba. This community of about 800 people on Hudson Bay in Northern Canada is home to the annual migration of more than 1,000 hungry polar bears that pass through town […]

Greenlit: TIME: The Kalief Browder Story, Spike TV

TIME: The Kalief Browder Story (6 x ) – A documentary series that tells the story of Kalief Browder, a young African-American student who spent three years on Rikers Island without ever being convicted of a crime. Browder was a 16-year old high school student from the Bronx walking home from a party when he was […]

Greenlit: Prescription For Change: Ending America’s Opioid Crisis, MTV

Prescription For Change: Ending America’s Opioid Crisis (1 x 60′) – Documentary tackling opioid addiction epidemic. The centerpiece of the doc is a frank conversation between Grammy-Award winning artist Macklemore and President Barack Obama, in which the two openly share their own experiences with substance use as they discuss the scourge and stigma of addiction. […]

In: Martin Lau, Development Executive, ITV Studios

Martin Lau has been appointed as Development Executive, ITV Studios Entertainment.   Source: TBI Vision

In: Gail Harman, Creative Director, Development, ITV Studios Entertainment

Gail Harman has been appointed as Creative Director, Development, ITV Studios Entertainment.     Source: TBI Vision

Greenlit: Rise Up: The Legacy of Nat Turner, Nat Geo

Rise Up: The Legacy of Nat Turner (1 x 60′) – In 1831, Nat Turner, an African-American slave and preacher, led a bloody slave revolt in Southampton County, Virginia. Turner is most remembered as a killer, rather than a freedom fighter driven by faith, but in this film viewers get a different perspective into his notorious legacy that […]

Greenlit: Alfie Allen’s Story of Football, History UK

Alfie Allen’s Story of Football w/t (2 x 60′) – Actor Alfie Allen reveals the birth and evolution of the UK’s favourite game. As a child of the 90s, Alfie’s passion and knowledge of the sport is defined by the Premiership era, but the show explores the stories, moments and characters that have defined football over the past century. […]

Up: Mariana Flynn, SVP Unscripted Development and Programming, Lifetime

Mariana Flynn has been promoted to the role of Senior Vice President of Unscripted Development and Programming, based in Los Angeles and reporting to Liz Gateley, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming. Source: Realscreen  

Greenlit: Walk the Line, ITV

Walk the Line (1 x pilot) – Fact ent format in which two teams compete to walk in a straight line – under and over obstacles where necessary, in order to cover the shortest distance between two landmarks Platform: ITV Producer: Studio Lambert TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Landlords, BBC1

Landlords (3 x 60′) -Each episode follows two UK landlords who spend time living in their own rental properties, to see what life is like for their tenants. Platform: BBC1 Producer: Boundless TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

In: Georgina Madley, Head of Development, Alaska TV

Georgina Madley has been appointed as Head of Development at Alaska TV, based in London and reporting to Creative Director Rich Evans. Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: John Torode’s Korean Food Tour, Good Food

John Torode’s Korean Food Tour (10 x 60′) – Advertiser-funded travelling cookery show. The series follows acclaimed TV chef John Torode as he reveals the huge breadth and diversity in Korea’s culinary delights. Torode immerses himself in both traditional and modern South Korea, trying a selection of Korea’s 300 different national dishes. John Torode visits […]

In: Bela Bajaria, VP Content, Netflix

Bela Bajaria has been appointed as Vice President, Content at Netflix, leading the team focused on TV and film licensing from major U.S. studios, as well co-production relationships with major U.S. networks. She will also oversee a new team developing original unscripted programs for Netflix Bajaria, who previously was President. Universal Television and a longtime […]

Greenlit: The Warfighters, History

The Warfighters (4 x 60′) – Hosted by executive producer Peter Berg (Lone Survivor) and veteran Special Forces Green Beret Bert Kuntz (“The Selection: Special Operations Experiment”), and driven by first-person accounts, the unnarrated series chronicles recent U.S. Special Operations Forces missions in the global war on terror as it gives viewers an inside and candid look at the […]

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