Electus garners Emmy win for global warming documentary
Michelle Clancy
| 03 September 2014
Multimedia entertainment studio Electus International has announced that Years of Living Dangerously, which Electus International acquired the international rights to earlier this year, has won the 2014 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Non-fiction Series.

Electus has sold the docu-series to broadcasters in more than 75 countries and regions including Australia (SBS Television), Italy, Turkey (National Geographic Channels International), Spain (AMC Networks International Iberia), Central and Eastern Europe (AXN), and Latin America (National Geographic Channels International); and the German pay-TV window was sold to RTL's new documentary channel, RTL GEO.

Over the course of nine episodes, the multi-part docu-series travels throughout the world to feature character-driven narratives with real people facing the crippling effects of climate change, the politics of global warming, and the efforts made to find solutions to the problem.

"Years of Living Dangerously's Emmy win further proves that the far reaching effects of global warming and the producers and stars willingness to bring this major worldwide issue to the forefront of the public's consciousness provide for ground breaking television," said John Pollak, president of Electus International. "We're confident that this powerful and proactive series will resonate with viewers the world over."

The show was created by former 60 Minutes producers Joel Bach and David Gelber (winners of a combined 11 Emmy Awards) and executive produced by James Cameron (Avatar, Titanic), Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jerry Weintraub (producer of the Ocean's Eleven franchise) and climate-change expert Daniel Abbasi. Joseph Romm, former Acting Assistant Secretary of Energy, author and editor of ClimateProgress.org is the film's chief science advisor.

Electus has had much progress of late in licensing, including a recent broad-reaching deal in China.