SHERMAN OAKS – GRB Entertainment’s documentaries continue to prove their global appeal, with five programs being sold to networks in Australia, Germany, Greece, Poland, Japan, Italy, and Sweden.

 

Walt: The Man Behind the Myth has been picked up by OTE in Greece.

 

Exploring Walt Disney’s great impact on pop culture, this documentary is narrated by Dick Van Dyke and is the official biography of Disney. It is filled with never before- seen colour home movies with his family shot by Walt himself. Over 50 interviews with celebrities, directors, animators, his daughter, and this film brings exclusive footage that cannot be seen anywhere else.

 

Australia’s SBS Broadcasting bought two exciting new GRB documentaries, Meet the Hitlers and Until Proven Innocent: The Hannah Overton Story.

 

Meet the Hitlers explores the question, of what happens if you had the most notorious name in the world. This documentary from Morgan Spurlock, the producer of Super Size Me, examines the relationship between a person’s name and their identity by exploring the lives of people who are linked by the name “Hitler”.

 

Until Proven Innocent: The Hannah Overton Story, originally produced for Discovery ID, follows the case of a four-year-old from Texas named Andrew Burd, who died mysteriously of salt poisoning. His foster mother, Hannah Overton, was charged with capital murder and sent to prison for life. The film asks multiple questions, of whether a churchgoing young woman was indeed a vicious child killer, or if the tragedy had claimed its second victim.

 

In Germany, Confessions of a Superhero went to Docs de Cologne.

 

The film follows the lives of three people who make their living working as superhero characters on the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard. This deeply personal view into the daily routines of these characters reveals their hardships, and triumphs, as they pursue and achieve their own kind of fame.

 

Meanwhile, GRB’s newest documentary Beyond Boundaries: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal has gone to TV4 in Sweden, Tohokushinsha in Japan and Discovery in Italy.

 

On October 4, 2017, a New York Times article detailing the personal stories of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault victims was published, sparking a global conversation about abuse of power in the entertainment industry. Beyond Boundaries: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal sheds a light on the decades of abuse by Weinstein and other dominant figures. The show gives a deep look inside a toxic culture without checks and balances.

 

“GRB is pleased to bring these quality documentaries worldwide and our global broadcast partners will be sure to enjoy success with these documentaries,” said Marielle Zuccarelli, CEO of GRB Entertainment.

 

GRB Entertainment is an established producer and distributor of highly rated, long running programming for networks worldwide. GRB was recognized for its commitment to excellence when its A&E series, Intervention, received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program.

 

With a catalogue of over 3,500 hours spanning genres including crime, disastertainment, food, travel, documentary, automotive, lifestyle and drama series, GRB has established relationships in more than 190 countries with the largest broadcasters.