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Raw TV scores first Netflix commission as it grows US team with Felicity Morris

Three Identical Strangers producer Raw TV has scored its first Netflix commission with a documentary series on a cat killer spurred on by Internet notoriety. The series Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting An Internet Killer centres on a mysterious man who posts videos online of himself torturing and killing kittens and cats. The film follows […]

Former HBO docs boss Sheila Nevins rounds out doc slate at MTV

Former HBO documentary titan Sheila Nevins is rounding out a robust, issue-driven documentary slate at MTV. The exec, who was appointed head of MTV Documentary Films earlier this year, has commissioned new projects from Alexandra Pelosi, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato and Alexandra Shiva. Pelosi – who is the daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi […]

Epix unscripted boss Rachel Brill joins Bleacher Report’s B/R Studio

Epix unscripted boss Rachel Brill is leaving the MGM-owned cable channel to take up a new role at WarnerMedia’s Bleacher Report. The exec is to head up the sports brand’s production hub B/R Studio at SVP and GM. Her new remit includes striking partnerships with creative talent for sports-focused projects targeting millennial and Gen Z […]

Amazon follows tennis star Andy Murray’s road to recovery in feature doc

Amazon Prime Video is readying the roll-out of a feature doc on tennis player Andy Murray, charting the star’s road to recovery following hip surgery. Andy Murray: Resurfacing will track the tennis champ over the two-year period since sustaining a chronic hip injury, during which he has undergone multiple surgeries all while his ranking has […]

Lion TV USA hires Part2’s Rebecca Bregman as executive-in-charge

Lion Television USA has appointed Part2 Pictures exec Rebecca Bregman as executive-in-charge. Bregman, who most recently served as head of production for This Is Life With Lisa Ling producer Part2 Pictures, will build and manage production teams and Lion’s overall production needs. She joins the current programming team, led by Allison Corn, to help oversee […]

Channel 4 preps doc on Boeing 737 Max disaster from Arrow

Channel 4 has commissioned Arrow Media for a doc on the Boeing 737 Max disaster. Boeing’s Killer Plane: What Went Wrong? (1 x 60 minutes) will examine the chain of events that led to the crashes of two passenger jets – first, the Lion Air Flight 601, which crashed in the Java Sea in October […]

Animal rights group PETA hits out against Discovery’s ‘Man vs. Bear’ competition

Animal rights group PETA is hitting out against Discovery’s forthcoming Man vs. Bear in the latest wave of animal welfare concerns raised around recent TV series. The organisation has said Discovery is “normalising exploitation” with the commission of Kinetic Content’s competition series, which finds a group of three grizzly bears – all of whom were […]

Discovery signs up for Kinetic Content’s ‘Man vs. Bear’ competition

Discovery has commissioned Red Arrow Studios-owned Kinetic Content for an unscripted competition series pitting man against grizzly bear. Man vs. Bear, which will debut on 4 December, finds a group of three grizzly bears – all of whom were rescued as cubs and cared for by a Utah couple – taking on human competitors at […]

HBO Max strikes overall deal with Lisa Ling, greenlights travel series

HBO Max has greenlit travel series Birth, Wedding, Funeral as part of an overall deal with US presenter Lisa Ling. Each episode of the series will immerse viewers in a different country to reveal their cultures through the lens of birth, wedding and funeral rituals. Ling currently presents CNN Original series This Is Life With […]

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