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Maker Studios To Make Television Debut With Scripted History Channel Series

19 February 2016 9:47 AM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

For the first time, Maker Studios will be distributing its content on cable television with Crossroads of History, a scripted short that is part of the History channel’s just-announced late-night comedy block.

Crossroads will explore little-known historical anecdotes, according to a press release, including “how President Lincoln’s alcoholic bodyguard, John Parker, chose the wrong night to leave his post at the Ford Theatre and how rejection from art school set a young artist, Adolf Hitler, on a very different career path.” The series is being produced by Maker alongside Trium Entertainment.

In addition to representing untread territory for the Disney-owned digital network, Crossroads is also being used to test a new distribution model, according to VideoInk. Each of the series’ eight episodes will debut on the History channel exclusively for 48 hours, before syndicating to Maker’s and History’s digital destinations. As the deal is intended to be highly experimental, »

- Geoff Weiss

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