INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY GREENLIGHTS "LAS VEGAS D.A." FEATURING UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS TO THE PROSECUTORS THAT PROTECT SIN CITY
(Silver Spring, Md.) - Delivering audiences a real-life Law & Order experience, Investigation Discovery has given the greenlight to MY Entertainment to begin production on LAS VEGAS D.A. (working title). With exclusive access to the Clark County District Attorney's office, LAS VEGAS D.A. follows District Attorney Steve Wolfson and his powerhouse team in real time, from assessing the scene of the crime to chasing the conviction in the courtroom. Shot in cinéma vérité, the series provides access to the D.A.'s office while immersing viewers in the visuals and the vibe distinctive to Vegas. With a six-episode order, LAS VEGAS D.A. will begin shooting this fall and will premiere on Investigation Discovery in 2016.
"Adding a new powerful form of storytelling to ID, LAS VEGAS D.A. is an opportunity for us to showcase the synergy between law enforcement and the D.A.'s office in a rich and dramatic way," said Kevin Bennett, general manager, Investigation Discovery. "TV viewers have seen the fictionalized version of crime procedurals in Las Vegas, but for the first time ever, cameras will roll on these real stories of the justice system."
"In a city that never sleeps, with over 41 million visitors from all around the world annually, there is never a shortage of intriguing cases. We welcome this 'behind-the-scenes' look at the hard work we do seeking justice, each and every day," said Clark County (Las Vegas) District Attorney Steve Wolfson.
"From the minute I met Steve and his team of more than 160 Deputy D.A.s, I was incredibly impressed with the quality - and overwhelmed by the quantity - of work they handle, and do so with the utmost professionalism," said Michael Yudin, president, MY Entertainment. "We are very proud to be associated with the Las Vegas District Attorney's office, and could not have a better partner in airing this unique series than Investigation Discovery."
With more than 60,000 cases a year, the backdrop of Vegas features crimes that run the gamut, from attempted murders, high-profile homicides, celebrity scandals, robberies, shootings and more. Personally invested in protecting their community, it is the execution and expertise of the district attorney's office who work tirelessly to ensure that when crimes happen in Vegas, the criminals stay in Vegas.
LAS VEGAS D.A. (working title) is being produced for Investigation Discovery by MY Entertainment. For MY Entertainment, Michael Yudin, Joe Townley, Wil Surratt and Wayne Root are executive producers, with Greg Klein and Jon Grosskopf as co-executive producers. For Investigation Discovery, Eugenie Vink is senior executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is group president.
ABOUT INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY
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ABOUT MY ENTERTAINMENT
MY Entertainment is an independent production, packaging and consulting company. Opened in 2000 by Veteran TV producer Michael Yudin, MY Entertainment has a strong history in creating compelling and entertaining programs and content while often pioneering new business and relationship models with both networks and advertisers. In January of 2008, Yudin's MY Entertainment created a joint venture with Tupelo Honey Productions. In January 2012, Yudin's MY Tupelo Entertainment entered a joint venture with Raycom Media, one of the largest US Media companies owning television and radio stations, as well as college sports conference rights. In March 2014, Yudin bought out Raycom Media and now currently has full ownership of MY Tupelo Entertainment. MY Tupelo Entertainment has created TV shows for such networks as Spike TV, the Travel Channel, Comedy Central and the IFC, to name a few, including Comedy Central's Bar Mitzvah Bash!, King of Vegas, Framed, Pros vs. Joes, Ghost Adventures, Paranormal Challenge, Ghost Stories and Wreck Chasers. MY Entertainment's current productions include the 11th season of Ghost Adventures, the fifth season of Baggage Battles, and Breaking Borders. About MY Entertainment (www.myentertainment.tv).