Warrior Poets

History doubles down on docs

US cable network History has commissioned more than 100 hours of documentary series and specials, as part of an “increased focus” on the genre. History president and general manager Jana Bennett (pictured) has greenlit programming focused on topics such as drugs, the emigration of various peoples to the US, and iconic American cars. America’s War […]

Discovery buys Spurlock’s Rats

US cable net Discovery Channel has acquired rights to Morgan Spurlock’s new film, Rats. Discovery Communications’ flagship channel is now a partner on the documentary, which Spurlock’s Warrior Poets is producing in association with Dakota Group and film distributor Submarine, which has international sales rights and is shopping it at the Cannes Film Festival this […]

FremantleMedia shopping AOL’s first longform series

FremantleMedia International has picked up right to Connected, the first longform series from web platform AOL. The 20-episode docu-drama project launches tomorrow (March 31) on AOL. Adapted from Koda Communications’ Israeli reality show Mehubarim Plus, it is set in New York and looks at American life through the interconnected lives of six individuals. The cast […]

Morgan Spurlock prodco cuts Associated Press deal

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock’s production company Warrior Poets has agreed a development deal with news agency The Associated Press. The agreement gives Spurlock’s prodco unlimited access to AP’s broadcast, digital and mobile footage, which it will use to develop new scripted and unscripted programmes for TV and digital platforms. “As filmmakers and TV producers, the opportunity […]

Endemol takes rights to Bourdain and Spurlock CNN series

Endemol will distribute Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and Morgan Spurlock Inside Man after acquiring international rights to both series. The shows originally went out on news network CNN and the distribution deal sees Endemol take all rights outside the US. Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown follows the titular chef and host as he travels to far […]