[PRESS RELEASE] The Movie Network Announces Canadian Original Documentary Development and Production Slate

TORONTO, April 27, 2017 /CNW/ – As the documentary world gathers at the 2017 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Bell Media’s The Movie Network (TMN) has confirmed its commitment to the development and production of a diverse array of provocative, compelling documentaries from some of Canada’s finest filmmakers. The list of eight new works commissioned by TMN includes Ron Mann‘s GRASS 2, a timely sequel to his definitive look at marijuana; ANTHROPOCENE, the final chapter in celebrated documentarians Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky‘s trilogy about the impact of humans on our planet; and TRIUMPH: ROCK & ROLL MACHINE, which charts the rise of the Toronto power-rock group in the ’70s and ’80s.

“Canadians love documentaries, and we’re excited to be working with so many talented producers and directors to bring TMN subscribers a fantastic slate of must-watch titles,” said Tracey Pearce, President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media.

TMN original documentaries include (in alphabetical order):

ANTHROPOCENE (Mercury Films), directed by Jennifer Baichwal, world-renowned  photographer Edward Burtynsky, and producer/cinematographer Nick de Pencier. ANTHROPOCENE follows the scientific research of the Anthropocene Working Group and draws on Edward Burtynsky’s rich body of photographic work to describe, explore, and demonstrate human impact – on a geological scale – around the globe. This is the final installment in a trilogy that includes award-winning films MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES and WATERMARK.

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