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[05/14/16 - 05:00 AM]
Discovery Channel Acquires US TV Rights on Morgan Spurlock's "Rats" Documentary
Warrior Poets will produce with Submarine along with Discovery Channel who has US television rights and will air later this year.

[via press release from Discovery]

DISCOVERY CHANNEL ACQUIRES US TV RIGHTS ON MORGAN SPURLOCK'S "RATS" DOCUMENTARY

Warrior Poets & Submarine Co-Producing Feature Doc based on NY Times Best Selling Book by Robert Sullivan Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the Cities Most Unwanted Inhabitants

Submarine is representing Foreign Rights at this year's Cannes Market and will be showing a Promo Reel to prospective Buyers

May 14, 2016 - Cannes Film Festival - Submarine announced today that it has begun production on Academy nominated director Morgan Spurlock's feature documentary RATS based on Robert Sullivan's NY Times Best Selling Book. Warrior Poets will produce with Submarine along with Discovery Channel who has US television rights and will air later this year. The film will be finished in the 4th quarter of this year. Submarine will be representing foreign rights and speaking to buyers at this year's Cannes Market.

RATS is a Warrior Poets Production in Association with Discovery Channel, Dakota Group, Ltd, and Submarine and is Directed & Produced by Morgan Spurlock. Written & Produced by Jeremy Chilnick. Executive Produced by Stanley Buchthal, David Koh, Josh Braun & Dan Braun.

"I'm so excited to begin production on this movie. We're going to take audiences to places they've never been and to experience Rats in a way they never imagined! It's going to be dark, strange and incredible," said Spurlock.

Stanley Buchthal, David Koh, Josh Braun & Dan Braun stated, "We are excited to take this ride with Morgan into a world seldom seen. Robert Sullivan's amazing book will make an even more incredibly visual film that will scare, shock and surprise audiences around the world. We couldn't think of a greater subject to make a movie about and a greater director to make the movie than Morgan Spurlock.

"Morgan and his team have found a community of critters very few people have covered: Rats," comments John Hoffman, EVP, Documentaries and Specials, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Science Channel. "Their creative vision on this project is something not to be missed."

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 210 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the leader in global entertainment reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery satisfies curiosity, entertains and inspires viewers with high-quality content through global brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and through the Discovery Digital Networks portfolio, including Seeker and SourceFed. Discovery owns Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com

About Warrior Poets:

Warrior Poets is a New York based production company founded in 2004 by Academy Award nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock and Jeremy Chilnick. Since its creation, Morgan and producing partner Jeremy have produced multiple award winning films, digital series and television programs.

About Submarine:

Submarine is a leading sales, distribution, and production company based in NYC. Submarine has been involved in 3 recent Academy award winning documentaries - Citizenfour, 20 Feet From Stardom, and Searching for Sugar Man. Recent titles include Weiner, Life, Animated, Tickled, Mavis!, Dior & I, Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict, Miss Sharon Jones!, Mavis!, The Music of Strangers: YoYo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Presenting Princess Shaw, The Record Man: the Story of TK Records, Troublemakers: the Story of Land Art, Burden: a Film about Artist Chris Burden, Finding Vivian Maier, The Wolfpack, Meru, Yayoi Kusama: a Life in Polka Dots, 3-1/2 Minutes, Best of Enemies, City of Gold, Batkid Begins, Tangerine, Nas: Time is Illmatic, Blackfish, among others. Submarine recently launched a theatrical & dvd imprint, Submarine Deluxe; a low budget genre label, Torpedo Pictures; a German distribution imprint with NFP Films called NFP Submarine Doks; and Submarine 360, a museum distribution imprint, and a pan-Scandinavian imprint with NonStop Entertainment called NonStop Submarine. Submarine principals also represent comic book libraries Creepy and Eerie which are being developed across all platforms. Submarine recently announced the GPSubmarine Fund with Grosvenor Park Media, a multi-year fund for documentaries.





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