TRAVEL CHANNEL SPOTLIGHTS DEVILISH DESTINATIONS FOR HALLOWEEN WITH
PARTNERS WITH SHANKLY PRODUCTIONS AND NO JOKE PRODUCTIONS TO
Premieres In Primetime on Travel Channel October 27, 2009
Beverly Hills, CA – October 22, 2009 – Shankly Productions today
announced that it has partnered with Travel Channel, the only
television network devoted exclusively to travel entertainment, and No
Joke Productions to co-produce ‘America Haunts’, a three episode
mini-series that premieres October 27, 2009 at 8pm on Travel Channel.
The three episode pick up comes after Travel Channel enjoyed
successful ratings from licensing a single episode of ‘America
Haunts’ from No Joke and Shankly in October 2008.
‘America Haunts’ (3×52’, HD) takes viewers on a fun-filled
search for America’s most terrifying haunted attractions. Over the
course of the mini-series and just in time for Halloween, Travel
Channel viewers will meet the most twisted and talented minds behind
thirteen of America’s top horror attractions, discovering exactly
what it takes to scare the pants off even the bravest of souls. Hidden
night-vision cameras capture every scream of terror and every
deliciously gory detail.
Jeffrey A. Cox at No Joke Productions is series creator and executive
producer of ‘America Haunts’, and Leon Logothetis and David E.
Brenner of Shankly Productions are executive producers. The
mini-series was produced by Greg Bauer at Shankly Productions and
René Lego at No Joke Productions. The executive producer for Travel
Channel is Daniel A. Schwartz.
Shankly International, the distribution division of Shankly
Productions and No Joke Productions, will retain international sales
rights for ‘America Haunts’.
ABOUT SHANKLY PRODUCTIONS:
Shankly Productions produces top-level original programming for
numerous channels including National Geographic, Travel Channel, ABC
Family and the U.K.’s Sky. Shankly’s worldwide distribution wing,
SHANKLY INTERNATIONAL, is a respected presence in the foreign
marketplace, with over 2000+ hours of exciting unscripted TV
programming encompassing travel, action sports, health and
ABOUT NO JOKE PRODUCTIONS:
No Joke Productions (www.nojokeproductions.net) is a full in-house
development, production, post-production, graphics and motion picture
design services company working out of its Philadelphia-based studio
for over 19 years. Renowned throughout the U.S. for its division No
Joke FX, a top-level special effects and scenic studio, No Joke
Productions also has an award-winning team of editors, designers and
producers that pride themselves on developing and creating memorable
content-filled, cutting-edge programming for major studios, U.S.
broadcasters and foreign markets alike.
ABOUT TRAVEL CHANNEL MEDIA:
Travel Channel Media is an integrated travel media business, and is
wholly owned by Cox Communications, Inc., a leading multi-service
broadband communications and entertainment company. Travel Channel
Media includes: the Travel Channel television network, available in 94
million U.S. cable homes; Travel Channel HD™, the network’s
high-definition simulcast; travelchannel.com, the network’s
broadband travel hub; Travel Channel’s video-on-demand (VOD) and HD
VOD offerings; its mobile content platform, Travel Channel GO™;
World Hum (worldhum.com), a leading online travel blog; and
FlightDeck™, an innovative content-sharing and advertising network
for online publishers and advertisers.