Janson Media today announced the release of the one-hour documentary special, Vannin’ (1 x 58′) to worldwide television, digital, VOD, and DVD markets. The film presents an extraordinary glimpse into a uniquely American subculture — the world of custom vans and the “vannin'” lifestyle.

Often thought of as the outcasts of the automotive world, “vanners” really hit their high-water mark in the late 70’s. Vans were everywhere back then. They became affordable rolling rooms filled with shag carpet, bubble windows, moon roofs, wet bars, and full size beds. The customized van was representative of a parent’s worst nightmare and a young person’s dream. But just as fast as they rose in popularity, they faded; leaving a pronounced echo on American culture. Where did the vans go, and what were they all about, really?  Chicago filmmakers Nick Nummerdor and Andrew Morgan set out to answer these questions.  They spent a week at America’s largest van show and party, the National Truck-In.

For the past forty years, a relatively forgotten and obscure subset of American automotive enthusiasts known as “vanners” have shined up their shag carpet-covered vehicular behemoths, tuned-out and trucked-in to this annual event, what they have affectionately dubbed “The Van Nationals.”  Here, the custom vanning scene and its traditions remain alive and well among this small and close-knit group of hardcore custom van owners.  Told through their eyes, Vannin’ takes viewers into the sun-drenched world of “show-fields,” “puppy truckers,” “s.l.u.t. buses,” and the enigmatic “two percent” movement. Produced by Little Cabin Films, this documentary is a highly entertaining all-access look into a colorful American subculture that shows no signs of slowing down as it enters its fifth decade.

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Janson Media today announced the release of the feature documentary, The Greater Good (1 x 74′) to worldwide television, digital, VOD, DVD and educational markets. The film is also available as a one-hour television special (1 x 52′).  The film looks behind the fear, hype and politics that have polarized the vaccine debate in America today. It re-frames the emotionally charged issue and offers, for the first time, the opportunity for a rational and scientific discussion on how to create a safer and more effective vaccine program.

Our society has reached a crossroads on vaccines. Americans are asking questions about safety, but are confused about where to turn for answers. Government agencies are charged with implementing sound policies that will keep vaccination rates high and disease rates low. But to accomplish this noble goal, does the government go too far in shielding the public from possible side effects? Mandatory vaccination is a health policy unique to America, and for a growing number of her citizens, it is an unsettling mandate, one at odds with the nation’s founding principles of individual rights and freedoms. The Greater Good shifts the debate from the controversial, vaccine-induced-autism theory and instead engages with human stories from within a troubled system.

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New Documentary Film Warns of Economic Collapse

October 28, 2014

Janson Media today announced the release of the award-winning feature documentary, Four Horsemen (1 x 97′) to worldwide television, digital, VOD, DVD and educational markets. The film is also available as a one-hour television special (1 x 52′) and a television series of three half-hours (3 x 30′). The film, whose title is a reference to the dreaded “Four Horsemen of […]

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Janson Media and ARTE in Digital Deal

October 14, 2014

Today at MIPCOM 2014, in Cannes, France, Janson Media and ARTE Sales announced an agreement to bring ARTE documentary films to the major U.S. AVOD and SVOD digital platforms, Hulu.com and Hulu Plus. Janson Media will build and manage an ARTE selection on both HULU platforms. An initial package of documentary features will launch on the […]

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Sriracha Documentary now Live on Hulu.com and Hulu Plus

September 3, 2014

Janson Media announced today that its film Sriracha (1 x 33′) is now available for live viewing on the on-demand service, Hulu.  Sriracha sauce was named “Ingredient of the Year” by Bon Appetit Magazine, and “Best Tasting Hot Sauce,” according to Cooks Illustrated.  In 2012, Huy Fong Foods sold 20 million bottles of Sriracha! That’s 100 million pounds of chiles!

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Whisky: The Islay Edition Now Live on Hulu and Amazon Prime

July 31, 2014

Janson Media announced today that its film Whisky: The Islay Edition (1 x 60′) is now available for live viewing on the on-demand service, Hulu, and Amazon’s SVOD platform, Prime.  Whisky: The Islay Edition is a one-hour documentary special about the magic of the golden liquid called whisky and the small island off the coast of Scotland which has been called “The […]

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Vinylmania Now Available on Hulu.com and Hulu Plus

June 27, 2014

Janson Media announced today that the documentary film Vinylmania: When Life Runs at 33 Revolutions Per Monute (1 x 75′) is available for live viewing on the on-demand service, Hulu. A trip into the grooves, Vinylmania is a documentary about an object that has never lost its soul: the vinyl record. An epic love story, the film is filled with fascinating characters […]

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Travelscope Wins More Emmys for Newest Season

June 23, 2014

Season 7 of Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope, directed, written and hosted by award-winning travel journalist Joseph Rosendo, won an Emmy for Outstanding Lifestyle/Travel Host at the 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy® Awards. The NATAS press release is available at this link.

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Janson Signs On as Launch Partner with StoryBoxFamily.com

June 9, 2014

StoryBoxFamily.com has launched publicly in beta and Janson Media is a proud content supplier. StoryBox is a new SVOD company that will feature family friendly content through instant streaming.   Movies and TV shows will be available by subscription at the low price of $7.99 per month.

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Janson Media Announces MIPTV 2014 Release Slate

March 26, 2014

Janson Media today announced its slate of new programming for MIPTV 2014, to be held in Cannes next month, April 5th through April 10th. The company is exhibiting at its Stand #R7.J3, in the Riviera Hall #7 of the Palais des Festivals.  Company executives Stephen Janson, Zara Janson, Jesse Janson, Anne Corsak, Katya Thornton, and Joan […]

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Janson Releases Two New Titles from the Wonderful World of 3D Collection

March 10, 2014

Janson Media today announced the release of the two specials Extreme Canyoning (1 x 52′) and Zoo Vienna (1 x 50′) to worldwide television platforms, exclusive of Germany. Produced by Busch Media of Germany, the documentaries are available in both HD and 3D format as part of Janson Media’s Wonderful World of 3D collection. 

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Majesty Meets Machine in “Real Rail Adventures Switzerland”

March 7, 2014

Janson Media today announced the release of the documentary Real Rail Adventures Switzerland (1 x 56′) to worldwide television, VOD, DVD, digital platforms and non-theatrical markets, exclusive of the USA. Host Jeff Wilson, a regular on several home-improvement series, stops in Swiss cities and towns along the way to take in the sights, learn about local history […]

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New Travel Series “Next Stop” Released To US

February 28, 2014

Janson Media today announced the release of the travel series Next Stop (41 x 30′) to digital platforms in the United States. In the series host Jon Olson offers authentic experiences from destinations all over the world featuring the local music, flavors, personalities and adventures. Episodes include Tokyo, Washington D.C, Vancouver, Iceland and much more. 

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“Broadway” Captures the Complete Big Stage Experience in HD and 3D

February 24, 2014

Janson Media today announced the release of the documentary Broadway (1 x 60′)  to worldwide television, VOD, DVD, digital platforms and non-theatrical markets exclusive of the USA. Broadway 3D is a stereoscopic 3D special from InDemand which allows viewers to sit in the audience and go behind the scenes of some of the hottest shows now appearing on […]

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New Special Uncovers “The Secret World of Nature: Spain”

February 21, 2014

Janson Media today announced the release of the one-hour special and five part series The Secret World of Nature: Spain (1 x 60′ and 5 x 30′) to worldwide television, VOD, DVD, digital platforms and non-theatrical markets. 

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“Whisky” Doc Explores Elements of the Authentic Scottish Style Spirit

February 20, 2014

Janson Media today announced the release of the documentary Whisky – The Islay Edition (1 x 60′) to television, VOD, DVD, digital platforms and non-theatrical markets in the United States. Produced by P-O-K Productions, Whisky is an award recipient for Best Feature at the Chicago Food Film Festival. 

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“Kentucky Derby Diaries” Follow the Race to the Roses

February 17, 2014

Janson Media today announced the release of the sports documentary Kentucky Derby Diaries (1 x 45′) to worldwide television, VOD, DVD, digital platforms and non-theatrical markets exclusive of the USA. The InDemand production is available in both HD and 3D versions.

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NASA’s Historic Final Mission Captured in New Janson Doc

February 14, 2014

Janson Media today announced the release of the television program NASA’s Last Launch (1 x 60′) to worldwide television, VOD, DVD, digital platforms and non-theatrical markets exclusive of the USA. The InDemand production takes a close look at the final launch of the government space shuttle program that lasted 30 years. The close of a very special […]

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Janson Media Goes Behind the Scenes with Seal Team 6

February 10, 2014

Janson Media today announced  the release of the documentary Special Ops (1 x 47′)  to worldwide television, VOD, DVD, digital platforms and non-theatrical markets exclusive of the USA. The InDemand production highlights the Special Ops military division and explores what it takes to be a highly regarded member of the primary anti-terrorism unit, Seal Team 6.

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Janson Releases “Goodbye Tibet”, A Heroic Exodus Story

February 4, 2014

Janson Media today announced the release of the documentary Goodbye Tibet (1 x 52′) to television, VOD, DVD, digital platforms and non-theatrical markets in the United States. Directed by Maria Blumencron, the heartwarming film follows the heroic efforts of refugee guide Kelsang Jigme and Maria herself in the exodus of Tibetan children.

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