Janson Media today announced its slate of programming for MIPTV 2010 to be held in Cannes next month, April 12th through 16th. The company is at MIPTV for the 21st consecutive year, exhibiting as always at Stand #R30.18, in the Riviera Hall of the Palais des Festivals. Company executives in attendance will be Stephen Janson, Zara Janson, and Tracey Doran. While in Cannes, company executives may be reached at the Grand Hotel.
A number of blue chip feature-length history documentaries join the Janson Media catalog, many as a result of its acquisition in December of the Inecom Entertainment film library. Titles include the following:
Silent Wings: The American Glider Pilots of WWII (1 x 113’) Narrated by Hal Holbrook
Expo: Magic of the White City (1 x 116’ and 1 x 56’) Narrated by Gene Wilder
World War I: American Legacy (1 x 112’) Narrated by David Carradine
Blood and Oil: The Middle East in World War I (1 x 112’)
Westinghouse: The Life & Times of an American Icon (1 x 112’)
Gettysburg & Stories of Valor (1 x 180’ or 3 x 60’) Narrated by Keith Carradine
Lincoln & Lee at Antietam: The Cost of Freedom (1 x 90’) Narrated by Ron Maxwell
Horses of Gettysburg (1 x 116’ and 1 x 56’ ) Narrated by Ron Maxwell
Forgotten War: The Struggle for North America (1 x 56’)
The Lion and the Mouse: The History of Bermuda & America (3 x 60’) Narrated by Michael Douglas
The Johnstown Flood (1 x 64’ ) Narrated by Richard Dreyfuss
Last Flight Home: Searching For and Finding MIAs (1 x 67’)
The company has also added three new titles to its Giant Screen Films Collection of movies filmed for IMAX® and other giant screen theaters:
The Great American West (1 x 43’) tells the story of the exploration and settlement of the American Western frontier, from the Louisiana Purchase to the Gold Rush.
In Dinosaurs Alive! (1 x 40’) viewers will join renowned paleontologists as they discover new fossils and uncover evidence that dinosaur descendants are still among us. Realistic and scientifically-accurate computer generated animation brings dinosaurs back to life… in a big way!
Ride Around the World (1 x 40’) explores a thriving global culture that has helped shape Western civilization for a thousand years. The film transports viewers to Morocco, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Patagonia, Texas and Canada, to ride with exotic horse-and-cattle peoples in an active, educational giant screen experience they’ll never forget.
Additional new family programming includes the heart-warming documentary, My Pen Pal: An African Adventure (1 x 37′) and the popular PBS “horse-whisperer” series, Saddle Up with Dennis Brouse (26 x 30’), and The Gypsy Vanner Horse
(1 x 43’), a special which tells the story of the legendary Gypsy Vanner horse, from its origin in the British Isles to its introduction in America. Returning from MIPCOM is the 90-minute docudrama, Jesus Diaries: Every Day Life in the Time of Messiah.
Two new arts and crafts series from U.S. public television, Knitting Daily TV (52 x 30’) and Quilting Arts TV (65 x 30′), join a large list of popular “How-To” programming from the company, which includes new seasons of Hands on Crafts for Kids, the jewelry-making series Beads, Baubles and Jewels, a series for scrapbooking enthusiasts, Scrapbook Memories and the baking and cake-decorating series, Bake Decorate Celebrate!.
Janson’s current affairs catalog expands with the addition of Pawns of Paradise (1 x 54’), a documentary produced by investigative journalist Zoltan Istvan, who travels throughout the war-torn state of Kashmir, and Independent Intervention: Breaking Silence (1 x 52′) a look at the way the Iraq War was presented as entertainment by the media. The 2009 season of the long-running PBS series Great Decisions 2009 (8 x 30′) is also available.
New seasons of the following Janson travel, cooking and personal finance series will also be introduced:
Finally, Greece: Quest for the Gods (1 x 50′) is the 7th title in the Richard Bangs’ Adventures with Purpose (7 x 50′) series. The eco-adventurer and cultural traveler embarks on a great odyssey in Greece, land of the Gods.
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