Years of Living Dangerously Wins 2014 Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series Electus Sells Star-Studded Docu-Series to Broadcasters in over 75 Countries
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Multimedia entertainment studio Electus, an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) today announced that Years of Living Dangerously, which Electus International acquired the international rights to earlier this year, won the 2014 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.
Electus International has sold the docu-series to broadcasters in over 75 countries and regions including Australia (SBS Television), Italy, Turkey (National Geographic Channels International), Spain (AMC Networks International – Iberia), Central and Eastern Europe (AXN), Latin America (National Geographic Channels International), and the German Pay TV window was sold to RTL's New Documentary Channel, RTL GEO.
Over the course of nine episodes, the multi-part docu-series travels throughout the world to feature character-driven narratives with real people facing the crippling effects of climate change, the politics of global warming, and the efforts made to find solutions to the problem.
"Years Of Living Dangerously's Emmy win further proves that the far reaching effects of global warming and the producers and stars willingness to bring this major worldwide issue to the forefront of the public's consciousness provide for ground breaking television," says John Pollak. "We're confident that this powerful and proactive series will resonate with viewers the world over."
The show was created by former 60 Minutes producers Joel Bach and David Gelber (winners of a combined 11 Emmy Awards) and executive produced by James Cameron (Avatar, Titanic), Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jerry Weintraub (producer of the Ocean's Eleven franchise) and climate change expert Daniel Abbasi. Former 60 Minutes producer Solly Granatstein (winner of seven Emmy Awards) and Avatar Alliance Foundation executive director Maria Wilhelm are co-executive producers. Chris Cooper-Hohn, Rena Shulsky David, Jeremy Grantham, Barbara and Amos Hostetter, Christian Kruger, as well as Susan and Stephen Mandel are co-producers of the series. Joseph Romm, former Acting Assistant Secretary of Energy, author and editor of ClimateProgress.org is Years' chief science advisor.
Electus is the first integrated multimedia entertainment studio to unite producers, creators, advertisers and distributors under one roof and produce all forms of content for distribution across a variety of platforms around the world, including: broadcast, cable, digital, OTT and various emerging technologies. The company connects advertisers, distributors and content creators early on in the development process, enabling marketers and advertisers to be true partners in campaigns and content creation. Electus International, the global distribution arm of Electus, is responsible for all international sales and distribution for Electus' programming and its studio partners as well as programs and formats from other well-known third party providers. Electus is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI). For more information on Electus, visit www.electus.com.
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