Documentary Channel Adds 11 Films to Its Slate

Film Sales Company package kicks off March 29 with Oscar-nominated “Iraq in Fragments”

Last Updated: February 16, 2010 @ 3:29 PM

The Documentary Channel has reached an exclusive multiyear deal with the Film Sales Co. for a package of 11 documentary films.

Financial terms were not disclosed for the deal, announced Tuesday by the Documentary Channel president-CEO James Ackerman and the Film Sales Co. president Andrew Herwitz. 

The Documentary Channel will air documentaries from the Film Sales Co.’s library including Academy Award nominee “Iraq in Fragments” and film festival notables  "Body of War," "Jump!," "Paper Clips," "Beyond Conviction" and "Who Needs Sleep."

The package also includes the U.S. television premieres of Jeremy Mack’s “High Score,” Cristina Khuly’s “Shoot Down” and “The Trials of Michael Jackson” by filmmakers Dana Hendrix and Barry Shaw. 

The film package will premiere on DOC with James Longley’s “Iraq in Fragments” on Monday, March 29, at 8 p.m. as part of the network’s monthlong, nightly primetime tribute to Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated documentaries.

The Documentary Channel is the first 24-hour television network in the U.S. devoted exclusively to documentary films and the independent documentary filmmaker. It is available on DISH Network as well as on several broadcast stations in major markets including NYC TV (Channel 25).