The Paley Center for Media and Passion Distribution Present "Access Paley Center'

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New Series Gives Viewers an All-Access Pass to the Casts, Creators, and Producers of TV’s Most Lauded and Popular Shows

Passion Distribution is pleased to announce it is working with U.S. based The Paley Center for Media. The Paley Center is producing an all-new, original six-episode series highlighting some of the greatest sessions of PaleyFest, the Ultimate TV Fan Festival. Access Paley Center (6 x 60’) features the stars and creative minds behind some of the biggest hits on television, using PaleyFest as a base for the new series. Passion Distribution is debuting the series in Cannes.

Access Paley Center takes viewers on stage with the talent both in front of and behind the camera for a series of candid, dynamic conversations – all recorded live in Hollywood before a fan-packed audience. The stand-alone episodes delve into details about what it takes to make great television – the inner dynamics, on-set antics, camaraderie, struggles, and behind-the-scenes stories at the heart of those memorable episodes.

The inaugural season features shows including The Big Bang Theory, Mad Men, and The Walking Dead, as well as many more international hit series.

Passion Distribution already distributes a number of celebrity-filled, behind-the-scenes shows including The Writers’ Room (Season 1-2: 12 x 30’) and Iconoclasts (Season 2-6: 24 x 60’ & 6 x 30’), both produced for Sundance TV. The Writers’ Room has been a huge international success for Passion, with the show scheduled to air in over 115 countries.

“The ‘Access Paley Center’ series captures all the energy, fun, and uncensored nature of the PaleyFest events and offers fans around the world an up-close and personal look at the inner-workings of their favorite TV shows,” said Maureen Reidy, Chief Marketing Officer for the Paley Center.

Maria Ishak, Passion’s VP Sales & Acquisitions North America, added “We’re excited to be partnering with one of the most respected brands in media, the Paley Center has unparalleled access to the biggest names in TV. Following on from the success of our other all-access celebrity type shows such as Iconoclasts and The Writers Room, we know that this one will resonate well throughout the global TV market.”

About The Paley Center for Media:
The Paley Center for Media seeks to preserve the past, illuminate the present, and envision the future through the lens of media. With the nation’s foremost public archive of television, radio, and Internet programming, the Paley Center produces programs and forums for the public, industry professionals, thought leaders, and the creative community to explore the evolving ways in which we create, consume, and share news and entertainment. In an era of unprecedented change, the Paley Center advances the understanding of media and its impact on our lives. The Paley Center for Media was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit

About Passion Distribution:
Passion Distribution was officially launched by its founder and CEO, Sally Miles, in 2008. In November 2012, Passion Distribution became part of the Tinopolis Group merging with Mentorn International and increasing the catalogue to over 8,000 hours.

London based Passion Distribution now specialises in popular quality programming and formats in genres including Factual Entertainment, Reality, Documentaries, Lifestyle, Drama, Comedy and Game-shows. Passion Distribution has exclusive distribution agreements with many US broadcasters and production companies including Scripps Networks International, Sundance TV (formerly Sundance Channel) , OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Weather Channel and World of Wonder and also benefits from the relationship with all Tinopolis Group companies including Magical Elves, Firecracker Films, Mentorn Media, A Smith & Co. Productions, Daybreak Pictures and Pioneer Productions.

The company is active in pre-selling, finding co-pro partners and deficit funding third party content.

For the Paley Center for Media:
Pam Golum, 323-965-1990, pgolum(at)lippingroup(dot)com
Carrie Oman, 212-621-6785, coman(at)paleycenter(dot)org
For Passion Distribution:
Fraser Cameron, 0044 7522 850 006, frasercameron(at)passiondistribution(dot)com

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