Killing Kennedy

Nat Geo eyes returning drama series

National Geographic Channel production guru Tim Pastore has told MIPDoc delegates the factual network could begin to pilot drama projects, and it is looking at ordering mini- and full-length drama series. Speaking during a keynote talk yesterday, National Geographic Channel’s president of original programming and production Pastore said the ratings and social media response to Nat Geo’s […]

Howard Owens leaving Nat Geo

National Geographic Channels president Howard Owens is leaving the factual channel in June. The Nat Geo boss will leave in June having been in charge of the channel since late 2011. Prior to joining Nat Geo, Owens was at US prodco Reveille and announcing his departure to staff, NGC’s US CEO David Lyle said Owens […]

Global deals for Cineflix’s JFK doc

The Day Kennedy Died, a doc from Finestripe Productions, has sold to more than 20 broadcasters ahead of the 50th anniversary of the former US president’s assassination later this month. Broadcasters that have bought the 1x60mins special from distributor Cineflix Rights include Foxtel Australia, Sky Italia, Discovery in Iberia and the Netherlands, VRT in Belgium, […]

Ridley Scott making Killing Jesus drama for Nat Geo

Ridley Scott’s TV production firm is making a feature length version of upcoming Bill O’Reilly book Killing Jesus for National Geographic Channel. The same partners are also uniting for a show about Kennedy’s Assassination, Killing Kennedy. The projects reunite Fox-owned Nat Geo with Scott and O’Reilly after Killing Lincoln, its first ever scripted show, which […]