The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes and Leaving Neverland Recognized
TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KEW MEDIA GROUP INC. (“KEW MEDIA”, “KEW” or the “Company”) (TSX:KEW and KEW.WT) today announced that production and distribution titles from its group of companies have been nominated for seven Emmy® Awards, which recognize excellence in television every year.
Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions was nominated for two Emmy® Awards. Gibney-directed The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley was nominated for Outstanding Documentary or Non-fiction Special. Divide and Conquer: The Story of Rogers Ailes was nominated for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking. Leading global distributor KEW MEDIA Distribution, part of KEW MEDIA GROUP, handles international sales for the film.
Leaving Neverland, the Channel 4 and HBO co-production by award-winning director Dan Reed, has been nominated for five Emmy® Awards, including Outstanding Documentary or Non-fiction Special and Outstanding Directing For A Documentary/Non-fiction Program. KEW MEDIA Distribution handles international sales for the hit title, which has sold to almost every territory worldwide.
Steven Silver, KEW MEDIA Chief Executive Officer, said, “These exceptional documentaries have been making big waves internationally and we are so pleased they are now getting awards recognition. We congratulate the Jigsaw team and Dan Reed for their fantastic nominations.”
The Emmy® Awards will be handed out on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles.
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley is a Jigsaw Production for HBO Documentary Films; written and directed by Alex Gibney; producers, Jessie Deeter, Erin Edeiken, Alex Gibney; editor, Andy Grieve; co-executive producers, Stacey Offman and Richard Perello; executive producer, Graydon Carter. For HBO: executive producers, Nancy Abraham, Sara Bernstein.
Divide and Conquer: The Story of Rogers Ailes is presented by A&E IndieFilms and Impact Partners. The film is produced by Jigsaw Productions in association with Baird Films. Alexis Bloom and Will Cohen are Producers. Molly Thompson, Elaine Frontain Bryant, and Robert Sharenow are executive producers for A&E IndieFilms. Alex Gibney is Executive Producer. Stacey Offman is Executive Producer. Dan Cogan, Jenny Raskin, Regina K. Scully, Geralyn White Dreyfous and Maiken Baird are also Executive Producers.
Leaving Neverland, commissioned by HBO’s Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller and Channel 4’s Tom Porter and Daniel Pearl is made by AMOS Pictures and premiered on HBO in the USA and Channel 4 in the UK in March. Directed and Produced by Dan Reed (The Paedophile Hunter, The Valley, Terror in Mumbai).
About KEW MEDIA GROUP INC.
KEW MEDIA GROUP is a leading publicly-listed content company that produces and distributes multi-genre content worldwide. Companies included in the KEW family are the production companies: Architect Films, Awesome Media & Entertainment, Bristow Global Media, Collins Avenue Productions, Essential Media Group, 4East Media, Frantic Films, Jigsaw Productions, Media Headquarters, Our House Media, Sienna Films, Spirit Digital Media, and Two Rivers Media; and the distribution companies: KEW Media Distribution and TCB Media Rights.
With primary offices in London, Los Angeles, New York, Sydney and Toronto, the KEW MEDIA GROUP companies develop, produce and distribute more than 2,000 hours of content every year, as well as manage a library of more than 14,000 hours of content, for almost every available viewing platform worldwide. KEW aspires to offer great content from all over the world to viewers of all ages and tastes. KEW promotes transparency, equality, respect, and inclusiveness and plans to grow with the benefit of people from a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds.
About KEW MEDIA Distribution
Kew Media Distribution, part of Kew Media Group, produces and acquires more than 1,000 hours of new multi-genre content every year and distributes a diverse catalogue of film, television and digital assets to broadcasters and viewing platforms across the world. Kew Media Distribution manages international rights to a library of over 11,000 hours of TV and digital content, including major drama series, non-fiction entertainment, special event programming, kids’ series, TV movies and mini-series. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.kewmedia.com.
About Jigsaw Productions
Jigsaw Productions is helmed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, considered one of the most prolific and thought-provoking documentary filmmakers of our generation. Jigsaw has produced some of the most acclaimed documentary films including Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Oscar-winning Taxi to the Dark Side, Oscar-nominated Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Zero Days, Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes and Alex Gibney’s latest feature, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley which premiered on HBO in March 2019. Jigsaw’s slate of highly visible TV series includes Dirty Money a six-part investigative series on Netflix that delves into corporate corruption and scandal, highly acclaimed Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat based on Samin Nosrat’s book of the same name on Netflix, The Clinton Affair on A&E and Enemies: The President, Justice & the FBI on Showtime. Whether the company is creating a documentary or narrative film, a scripted or unscripted series, Jigsaw adheres to a particular ethos: well-told, insightful, scrupulously researched, and visually poignant stories, which ignite and engage our curiosity. Reaching audiences on screens small or large, on platforms digital or traditional, Jigsaw aims to achieve critical and commercial success without sacrificing style or authenticity.
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