Rive Gauche Television to slate array of reality, docu shows at Natpe

MUMBAI: Rive Gauche Television SVP sales Dorothy Crompton, has announced that its slating out a catalogue of reality and documentary programming to international broadcasters at Natpe.

Crompton said, "We look forward to bringing our ever-growing line-up to global broadcasters at Natpe because it reflects Rive Gauche’s commitment to refreshing the content level and quality of our properties. Rive Gauche has experienced tremendous growth over the last year and we anticipate continued success for our entire catalogue in 2007."

Entertainment and Reality Series:

The Dog Whisperer, season three (20 x 60’) is hosted by canine psychologist Cesar Millan. Millan teaches dog owners to become the pack leader to resolve their pet’s behavioral issues. The series follows Cesar as he visits homes, and works with dogs and their distraught owners to solve the behavior problems.

Produced by MPH Entertainment, The Dog Whisperer is already sold in 15 territories, including BskyB (UK); NHK B.F. (Japan); TV4 (Sweden); SBS (Netherlands); TV2 (Denmark) and TVNZ (New Zealand) and UBC (Thailand), asserts an official release.

Is That A Nail In Your Head? (6 x 60’) showcases the shocking, true stories of medical science – all caught on tape. The series features patients who cope with real-life medical battles, facing staggering odds of recovery. Featuring video coverage of medical procedures, Is That a Nail In Your Head? allows viewers to explore the extremes of medicine and health conditions. The series is produced by LMNO.

Beyond The Badge (10 x 60’) showcases footages of catastrophic crashes, shootouts and attacks on officers captured from police cruiser dashboard-mounted cameras, helicopters and television news crew. The series is a co-production of Matchlight Entertainment and Rive Gauche Television.

Outrageous Home Videos (3 x 60’) captures the hilarious, candid action of kids in Crazy Kids Clips, Party Fouls and bizarre holiday moments in Holiday Bloopers from unique home video footage. The series is produced by Discovery.

Documentary Specials:

Dino Lab (1 x 60’) combines the latest scientific technology with a cast of living, breathing digital dinosaurs created by the same electronic animators who first brought the creatures to life in the Discovery Channel’s Dinosaur Planet. A wide variety of prehistoric creatures are dropped into a modern, controlled laboratory setting where lab technicians attempt to assess the creatures’ abilities with a variety of experiments.

Outside the lab, technicians put the digital dinosaurs through “real-life” trials, demonstrating their colossal size and strength. The testing space – part Olympic training facility, part obstacle course— is designed to illustrate paleontologists’ latest insights about these creatures in a dramatic and highly entertaining way. Dino Lab is produced by Quiet Motion and is distributed by Rive Gauche Entertainment.

Cuba: A Lifetime of Passion (1 x 60’) looks at the current reality of the Cuban revolution and its uncertain future. This documentary highlights present-day Cuba, its revolutionary past and its impending changes. After four decades in power, Fidel Castro remains the central divisive figure in a decades-long struggle over what Cuba is, the meaning of the Cuban experience and the country’s future.

With perspectives from the nation’s citizens, those within the exiled Cuban community in Miami, and American officials in Washington, this documentary reveals how Cuban-Americans and native Cubans are at odds about the country’s future.

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