​GROUNDBREAKING DOCU-REALITY SERIES ABOUT RT JOURNOS TO PREMIERE AT MIPDOC IN CANNES

MOSCOW, APRIL 3, 2014 – “News Team” is a 20-part series directed by Josh Silberman, the award-winning producer from Deadliest Catch, Fear Factor and Dancing with the Stars. Silberman and his crew followed RT correspondents around the clock as they reported on breaking stories, from fighting in Syria to protests in Ukraine.

News Team, which offers an unprecedented glimpse into the work of field journalists, was produced by an international team headed up by Josh Silberman. Silberman said that he developed an interest in doing a TV show about correspondents “because it doesn’t get any more real, unpredictable or exciting than news, especially in a warzone.” He added that rather than being a series about television or news, “it’s a TV show about people. People who risk their lives to tell the world about what is happening outside of their living rooms.”

Shot in the documentary reality series format, News Team follows the stories of seven RT reporters as they travel from Siberia to Syria and from Germany to Ukraine throughout January and February of 2014: Russians Maria Finoshina, Egor Piskunov and Alexey Yaroshevsky; American Margaret Howell; South Africans Thabang Motsei and Paula Slier; and Peter Oliver, an Englishman. Silberman explained his choice of the Russian network for this project, saying that “RT has unique access due to its political and geographic standing. It is also well known for giving young enthusiastic journalists a shot they might not get elsewhere. These were the stories we were excited to tell.”

RT will screen News Team on April 5, 2014 at MIPDOC, the top documentary screening event and conference, and present it at MIPTV, one of the world’s largest TV markets and the leading television content development event, on April 7-10. The show will debut globally on RT International on April 9th.

News Team promo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFm4-nF5IhQ

Josh Silberman was named the 2011 Producer of the Year by the Producers’ Guild of America (PGA). Prior to executive-producing on News Team, he has worked on more than dozen critically acclaimed and highly popular competition and docu-reality series including Deadliest Catch, Fear Factor, Elite Tactical Unit, Flying Wild Alaska, Dancing with the Stars, Deal or No Deal, Ice Road Truckers and Alaska Wing Men.

RT is a global international news network that broadcasts 24/7 in English, Arabic and Spanish from its studios in Moscow and Washington, DC, and is available to 644 million viewers worldwide. RT is the first TV news channel in history to cross the billion views mark on YouTube. RT is the winner of the Monte Carlo TV Festival Awards for best 24-hr broadcast, and the only Russian TV channel to garner two nominations for the prestigious International Emmy Award in the News category.