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Banijay Rights takes Lifetime, A+E’s Janet Jackson docuseries to Cannes

MIPCOM: Banijay Rights has boarded a Lifetime and A+E documentary celebrating the 40th anniversary of Janet Jackson’s first album.

Janet Jackson

Produced by Banijay-owned Workerbee and Associated Entertainment Corporation, Janet, which has been filming for five years, will feature exclusive access to archival footage and Jackson’s home videos, plus interviews with celebrities.

The executive producer for Workerbee is Rick Murray, while Ben Hirsch directs. Brie Miranda Bryant exec produces for A+E Networks, with Janet Jackson, Randy Jackson and Kevin MacDonald (The Last King of Scotland, Whitney) also exec producing.

Banijay Rights will handle global distribution of Janet, which will be a four-hour documentary special that will air over two nights on Lifetime and A+E. It is pitching the show at Mipcom in Cannes this week.

Cathy Payne, CEO at Banijay Rights, said: “It’s easy to run out of superlatives to describe Janet Jackson – a truly global superstar with a startling career and fascinating life. This ground-breaking documentary series gives a deep insight into her world, and we are excited to take this project out to the international market.”


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