and U.K.’s BriteSpark Films
announce first international co-production commission
for Investigation Discovery (U.S.) and Slice™ (Canada)
Saloon Media, the new factual venture from Executive Producer Michael Kot, today announces a compelling “real crime” production with Creative Director Nick Godwin and his BriteSpark Films.
Handsome Devils is the first commission for both production companies and is set for Investigation Discovery in the US and Slice™, part of Shaw Media in Canada.
“I’m thrilled that our first co-production is with Nick Godwin” says Michael Kot. “We’ve had very successful collaborations in the past, when we were with other companies; he knows quality and he knows what succeeds. Our first joint venture, Handsome Devils, is packed with suspense and gripping plot twists that not only reveal true fatal attractions but that looks really can kill.”
Developed by BriteSpark Films and co-produced with Saloon Media, the suspense-filled Handsome Devils explores 10 real-life crimes of passion. The series looks at America’s most notorious lady killers as they charm, lure and then entrap women before conning them out of everything they own or killing them in cold blood. The cases are examined using a mixture of gripping dramatization and powerful first-person testimony. Each episode charts a story from its fairy-tale beginnings to the lethal end.
“We are delighted that Investigation Discovery and Slice™ have ordered Handsome Devils, which marks BriteSpark Films’ first commission since launching earlier this year,” says Nick Godwin. “Today’s announcement demonstrates our ambition to develop and produce high-quality, international programming with compelling storytelling at its core.”
About Saloon Media –Saloon Media, the new venture from executive producer Michael Kot, focuses on factual entertainment for world markets. With partners from Canada, U.S. and the U.K., it provides popular, returnable series and high-impact TV specials. http://www.saloon-media.com/
About BriteSpark Films – BriteSpark Films is Argonon’s first joint venture project and was launched in January 2013. The factual prodco marries the co-production experience and programming talent of former Cineflix Head of Documentaries, Nick Godwin, with the world-class production expertise of Argonon, within the collaborative, supportive and empowering environment of the wider group. BriteSpark Films has established itself as a boutique production company with an international outlook and offices in London, New York and Vancouver.