[03/08/18 - 09:01 AM]
Starz Acquires Seven Exclusive First-Run Documentaries Including "The Rape of Recy Taylor"
"We are acquiring an eclectic slate of documentaries that not only strategically align with Starz Original series but also present engaging subjects, provocative conflicts and authentic storytelling," said C. Brett Marottoli.

[via press release from Starz]


Documentaries will be Available on STARZ, the STARZ App and STARZ ON DEMAND

Beverly Hills, Calif. - March 8, 2018 -Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), today announced the acquisition of seven exclusive, first-run documentaries including The Rape of Recy Taylor, a film that exposes a legacy of physical abuse of black women and reveals Rosa Parks' intimate role in Recy Taylor's story.

Recently mentioned as "a name I know and I think you should know, too" by Oprah Winfrey during her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 75th Golden Globes on January 7, 2018, Mrs. Recy Taylor was abducted and gang raped by six white men in Alabama in 1944. An epic story of black women who spoke up when danger was greatest, it was their noble efforts to take back their bodies that led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott and movements that followed. The Rape of Recy Taylor premieres on STARZ in July 2018.

The Rape of Recy Taylor and the other documentaries will also be available for download or streaming via the STARZ app which offers subscribers access to more than 7,000 selections including STARZ Originals "Power," "Counterpart," "Outlander," among others; movies and television series.

"We are acquiring an eclectic slate of documentaries that not only strategically align with STARZ Original series but also present engaging subjects, provocative conflicts and authentic storytelling," said C. Brett Marottoli, Head of Program Acquisitions for Starz.

Premiere date details and documentary descriptions below:

McLaren - March 12, 2018

A fearless sportsman and a brilliant visionary engineer, Bruce McLaren became a superstar during the glamorous jet-set world of 1960s Formula One motor racing. McLaren recounts the New Zealander's life, from his humble beginnings at his father's auto shop in Auckland, to revolutionizing Formula One Racing by becoming the youngest driver ever to win a Grand Prix, to his death at 32. Featuring interviews from his closest friends and family members, the documentary is an unprecedented window into the life of a true genius.

Pecking Order - March 26, 2018

Fierce rivalries, club infighting, problematic birds and irregular judging are just some of the challenges faced by a group of zealous Kiwi chicken breeders hell bent on victory at the 2015 National Poultry Show.

Sled Dogs - April 9, 2018

Winner of the World Documentary Award and Best Female-Directed Documentary at the Whistler Film Festival, Sled Dogs is the first documentary to look at the sometimes gruesome reality of what happens at sled dog operations and the Iditarod once the tourists go home. This film weaves together various characters and narratives to explore a truth about the dog sledding industry while posing the question: "Is the abuse seen against "man's best friend" disguised as entertainment?

Intent to Destroy: Death, Denial & Depiction - April 23, 2018

Emmy(R) award winner and Academy Award(R)-nominated director Joe Berlinger (STARZ Original Docuseries "Wrong Man") embeds himself on the epic film set of Terry George's The Promise (2016) to take an unwavering look at the Armenian Genocide. Historians, scholars and filmmakers come together in Berlinger's cinematic exploration of the tangled web of responsibility that has driven a century of denial by the Turkish government and its strategic allies. Intent to Destroy (2017) is a timely reckoning with the large-scale suppression of a historical tragedy. Berlinger confronts the fraught task of shedding light on the Armenian Genocide - whose witnesses and descendants are still fighting to be officially acknowledged as such by the international community - how it was carried out during World War I as the reign of the Ottoman Empire drew to a close, and how it laid the groundwork for the genocides that followed.

What Haunts Us - May 14, 2018

The 1979 class of Porter Gaud School in Charleston, South Carolina graduated 49 boys. Within the last 35 years, six of them have committed suicide. When Paige Goldberg Tolmach gets word that another former student from her beloved high school has killed himself, she decides to take a deep dive into her past in order to uncover the surprising truth and finally release the ghosts that haunt her hometown to this day.

Stranger Fruit - June 18, 2018

Stranger Fruit is a documentary about what happened to Mike Brown, told through the eyes of those closest to him, including his father, Michael Brown Sr. Pollock delivers an in-depth look at the facts of Mike Brown's case in an effort to unravel the full story of what happened on Aug. 9, 2014, when then-Ferguson, Missouri, Police Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Brown.

The Rape of Recy Taylor - July 2, 2018

Mrs. Recy Taylor was abducted and gang raped by six white men in Alabama in 1944. Unbroken, she spoke up and fought for justice with help from the NAACP, Rosa Parks and legions of women. An epic story of sexual violence in the Jim Crow South, when courageous black women fight to take back their bodies and their dignity.

Love & Bananas - July 30, 2018

Ashley Bell and a team of elephant rescuers led by world renowned Asian elephant conservationist Lek Chailert, embark on a daring 48-hour mission across Thailand to rescue a 70-year old captive blind Asian elephant and bring her to freedom.

About Starz

Starz (www.starz.com) a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is a leading global media and entertainment company that provides premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television networks and produces and distributes content for worldwide audiences, including its investment in the STARZ PLAY Arabia OTT service. Starz is home to the flagship STARZ(R) brand and STARZ ENCORE channels and provides high-quality, entertaining premium subscription video programming with 17 premium pay TV channels and associated on-demand and online services, including the STARZ app. Sold through U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other online and digital platforms, Starz offers subscribers more than 5,000 distinct premium television episodes and feature films every year and up to 1,500 every month, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular movie and television programming.

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[03/16/18 - 12:58 PM]
Paramount Network Presents "It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards"
When Wayne Wolfe discovered that infamous serial killer Ed Edwards was his estranged grandfather he became compelled to answer one potentially life-altering question - are killers born, or are they made?

[03/16/18 - 11:30 AM]
USA Network Renews "The Sinner" for Season 2
Season two lures Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) back to his hometown in rural New York to assess an unsettling and heart wrenching crime - parents murdered by their 11-year-old son, with no apparent motive.

[03/16/18 - 11:30 AM]
"Elvis Presley: The Searcher," Two-Part Music Documentary Chronicling His Creative Journey, Debuts April 14 on HBO
The project follows his creative journey from childhood through the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions.

[03/16/18 - 11:00 AM]
Jake McDorman and Nik Dodani Join the Cast of "Murphy Brown" When It Returns to CBS
McDorman will play Avery, Murphy's millennial journalist son who is following in his mother's footsteps, perhaps too closely, and has his mother's competitive spirit and quick wit.

[03/16/18 - 10:45 AM]
Discovery Gives MacGyver a Run for His Money in All-New Series "Last Outpost"
Backcountry builders Clint Greathouse and Todd Anderson create one-of-a-kind builds, using nothing but recycled parts, out-of-the box creativity, and sheer determination.

[03/16/18 - 09:21 AM]
Food Network Launches New Snapchat Show "Chopped U" Headlined by Lazarus Lynch
New episodes of the six-week show air Sundays on Snapchat's Discover page, and previously released episodes will be available using Snapchat's Search feature.

[03/16/18 - 09:16 AM]
Bradley Whitford, Steve Zahn and Lamorne Morris to Star in National Geographic's "Valley of the Boom," Six-Part Limited Series Set in '90s Tech Bubble from STXtv
John Karna, Oliver Cooper and Dakota Shapiro also star in the project.

[03/16/18 - 08:19 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Charts with NCAA Tournament Coverage
The Eye's primetime portion leads the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/16/18 - 08:02 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Reveals Premiere Date and Sneak Peek for "Patrick Melrose"
The Benedict Cumberbatch-led drama will launch on Saturday, May 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/16/18 - 07:55 AM]
Freed's Bakery Serves Up More Show-Stopping Cakes in New Season of "Vegas Cakes"
Look for the first of 13 new episodes on Monday, April 2 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/16/18 - 07:10 AM]
EPIX Captures Espionage Drama "Deep State"
Starring Mark Strong and Joe Dempsie, the gritty new drama is set to premiere on Sunday, June 17 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/16/18 - 07:06 AM]
"Long Island Medium" Returns to TLC on Sunday, April 8th with All New Emotional Episodes and a Star-Studded Finale
Last December, the season ended with a question mark over Theresa and Larry's relationship as fans followed them through what has been their most emotional and personal journey yet.

[03/16/18 - 07:01 AM]
Adult Swim Kicks Down the Door to the Festival Market
Adult Swim announced today that it is expanding its portfolio of live experiences with the debut of the new Adult Swim Festival, October 6-7, in Downtown Los Angeles.

[03/16/18 - 06:31 AM]
"Bobby Kennedy for President" - A Netflix Original Documentary Series Directed by Dawn Porter Launches Globally April 27
The eye-opening and transformative four-part series utilizes rare and never-before-seen archival footage - much of it digitized for the first time - along with new interviews with those that worked closely with RFK and knew him well.

[03/15/18 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 15
Updates include: Missy Peregrym to lead "F.B.I." at CBS; Peyton List set to star in FOX's "Gone, Baby, Gone"; and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje cast in ABC's "The Fix."