Janson Media Announces MIPCOM 2011 Release Slate

Janson Media today announced its slate of programming for MIPCOM 2011, to be held in Cannes next month, October 3rd through 6th. The company is at MIPCOM for the 23rd consecutive year, exhibiting at its Stand #R34.03, in the Riviera Hall of the Palais des Festivals.  Company president Stephen Janson may be reached at the Grand Hotel while in Cannes. To schedule an appointment please email us or use this online form.  For clients not attending MIPCOM this year, DVD and digital screeners of all Janson Media titles are available upon request.

Crossing Borders (1 x 71′) is our acclaimed new feature documentary that follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel together through Morocco and, in the process of discovering “The Other,” discover themselves. Although filmed in an MTV “Real World”-style, the documentary looks at serious real-world issues, and was produced in anticipation of the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

The Wereth Eleven (1 x 60′) is a riveting new docudrama narrated by Corey Reynolds (The Closer) recounts the heroic battle waged by the African American  333rd Field Artillery Battalion against the massed attacking German army at the start of the Battle of the Bulge and the dramatic escape made by eleven men of Battery C. They were soon after captured and massacred at Wereth, Belgium by Hitler’s most ruthless soldiers, the SS.

USS Franklin: Honor Restored  (1 x 71′ and 1 x 60′) is a documentary which tells the complete story, for the first time, of “The Ship That Wouldn’t Die,” the aircraft carrier that survived a direct hit by a Japanese armor-piecing bomb just 50 miles off the coast of Japan in March 1945. In an instant the crew’s lives were changed forever and the events that followed would make the story of “Big Ben” one of the most dramatic and inspiring in naval history. The film is narrated by actor Dale Dye (Saving Private Ryan).

Harvest Eating with Keith Snow (8 x 30′) is a new lifestyle series about food with celebrity chef Keith Snow that is entertaining, inspiring, and informative, featuring engaging interviews, easy-to-follow recipes, on-location segments at local farms and produce markets, and of course, healthy and delicious food.

Betsy’s Kindergarten Adventures (26 x 30′) This animation series, told from the perspective of 5-year old Betsy, is designed to ease a child’s transition from the home setting to a school environment by generating interest and excitement about the kindergarten experience in young viewers. Winner of the 2010 Parent’s Choice Award. Broadcast nationwide on PBS Kids.

Aligned and Well (14 x 30′) is a new health and wellness exercise series created by biomechanist, Katy Bowman, which introduces the Biomechanical Model of Preventative Medicine. Based on physics, physiology, anatomy, and engineering, the method explains how many common, expensive ailments are a result of poor motor skills and can be corrected through diligent practice of simple movements.

Costa Rica: Quest for Pura Vida is the 9th title in the spectacular Richard Bangs’ Adventures with Purpose (9 x 60′) series of literate high-definition travel documentaries. Author and adventurer Richard Bangs explores the ecological nexus of North and South America, in the small but potent package of a country, Costa Rica.

Wild Photo Adventures (13 x 30’) Tag along with host and professional photographer Doug Gardner to great locations to photograph wildlife, its behavior and its environment. The first wildlife and nature photography television show of its kind, viewers can expect useful tips on where to go, how to find wild subjects and how to photograph them in new and creative ways.

Spirit Lands: An American Desert Odyssey (1 x 52′) is a visual and musical journey to some of the most spectacular, beautiful and awe-inspiring natural wonders of the American desert.  Emmy Award-winning Fortney, whose filmography also includes Timeless: A National Parks Odyssey (1 x 52′), is highly regarded for his breathtaking achievements in cinematography, and his talent for creating ambient films — each an exquisite marriage of film and music.

Travel With Kids (49 x 30′) The Roberts family is back on the road… this time traveling to Peru, Italy, Greece and Mexico in Season 4.  Travel With Kids is full of entertaining yet practical travel adventure programs featuring two real-life kid brothers and their mom and dad. Season 5 in production.

Tamara Lackey: Capturing Life Through (Better) Photography™ (3 x 30′ and 1 x 60′) This lifestyle series combines nearly a decade of superstar photographer Tamara Lackey’s behind-the-camera knowledge and experience with her fresh and playful approach to capturing the emotion and authenticity of real moments in photographs.

Janson Media’s Emmy award-winning current affairs documentary, Split Estate, airing in the U.S. on the Sundance Channel, takes on the environmental issue of “fracking” (hydraulic fracturing), as citizens in the path of a natural gas drilling boom in the USA struggle against the erosion of their civil liberties, their communities and their health.

Finally, for those who can’t get enough “how-to” lifestyle programming, Janson Media brings new seasons to the market of Quilting Arts TV Knitting Daily TV,   Hands on Crafts for Kids, the jewelry-making series Beads, Baubles and Jewels, a series for scrapbooking enthusiasts, Scrapbook Memories and the popular baking and cake-decorating series, Bake Decorate Celebrate!

For more information on MIPCOM 2011 please visit the international content market’s official website.