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Discovery, CameraPlanet announce 'Discovery Docs'

MASSACHUSSETTS(US): Discovery Communications, Inc.(DCI) and CameraPlanet have announced a joint venture for a series of films Discovery Docs. 

CameraPlanet will distribute the films theatrically in at least five cities in the US before premiering on Discovery Networks. For all the films that run through the partnership, Discovery will receive rights of first refusal on proposed theatrical documentaries from the filmmakers.

An official release says the documentaries will be produced by documentarians such as two time Oscar winner Barbara Kopple American Dream Peter Gilbert who produced the basketball themed docudrama Hoop Dreams.

CameraPlanet co-presidents Steve Rosenbaum and Steve Carlis said, "Documentary filmmakers have always wanted two things -- the prestige and impact of theatrical film distribution, and the reach and importance of widescale television broadcasts. With the new film series and thanks to the vision of Discovery and our partnership with tremendous filmmakers, we're able to bring both together."

CameraPlanet is a producer and distributor of film, television. It aims at making media that is both entertaining and important. On the founding principle that "stories can connect our world" and under the leadership of Rosenbaum and Carlis, CameraPlanet develops, produces and distributes both its own and its partners' content in the US and other countries.

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