REELZCHANNEL Acquires U.S. Rights to JFK: The Smoking Gun

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Documentary Special That Solves John F. Kennedy's Assassination 2-Hour Special to Air on REELZ in November 2013

REELZCHANNEL—TV About Movies® today announced the network has acquired U.S. rights for the documentary JFK: The Smoking Gun in which Veteran Police Detective Colin McLaren spent four years on the forensic cold case investigation of JFK’s assassination. What he had, and other investigators did not, was modern technology and access to all the evidence, facts and eye-witness testimony. He managed to solve a crime that is every bit as shocking and incredible today as it was when it happened 50 years ago. McLaren believes he has found the “smoking gun” that killed JFK.

This special investigative documentary with dramatic re-creations takes audiences back to that tragic day in Dallas at Dealey Plaza, to Parkland Hospital where the president was pronounced dead, to the Bethesda Naval Hospital where the autopsy was conducted and to the conclusions of the Warren Commission that have remained controversial to this day. It uses time-tested investigative techniques to solve the crime.

The documentary special is produced by Muse Entertainment (The Kennedys) and Cordell/Jigsaw/Zapruder (Go Back Where You Came From). It is written by Steve Lucas (Exhibit A: Secrets of Forensic Science), directed by Malcolm McDonald (On the Trail of Genghis Khan) and produced by Jesse Prupas (March to the Top) and Michael Cordell (Anatomy of a Massacre). Executive Producers are Michael Prupas (Pillars of the Earth) and Simon Egan (The King’s Speech).

JFK: The Smoking Gun is concurrently being offered for sale at MIPTV through Muse Distribution.

About REELZCHANNEL
REELZCHANNEL—TV About Movies® is the only cable and satellite network devoted to delivering entertaining and fresh programming that explores, uncovers and lives inside the magic of Hollywood. In June 2013, REELZCHANNEL will premiere its first reality shows with the docu-series Beverly Hills Pawn and the competition reality series Race to the Scene hosted by Dolph Lundgren. The network is also home to ambitious television events, miniseries and series featuring big stories and big stars as seen with the Emmy®-winning The Kennedys, Ken Follett’s World Without End and Barabbas, starring Billy Zane. And, building directly on The Kennedys, REELZCHANNEL is co-developing a miniseries based on J. Randy Taraborrelli’s highly acclaimed book, After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family from 1968 to the Present, with Muse Entertainment slated to premiere in late 2014. With shows featuring movie and entertainment experts, including Leonard Maltin, Richard Roeper and Sam Rubin, viewers get trusted insight into movies wherever they’re playing, whether in theaters or at home.

REELZCHANNEL reaches more than 66 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, Dish Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 233, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and cable systems nationwide. Find REELZCHANNEL in your area by entering your zip code at http://www.reelz.com/watch. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZCHANNEL is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with national ad sales based out of New York City with offices in Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles and an entertainment bureau in Los Angeles.

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REELZCHANNEL Media Line
pr(at)reelz.com
1-877- REELZTV (733-5988)

Debbie Lawrence
The Lippin Group/London
dlawrence(at)lippingroup.com
+44 203 008 5406

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