OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Acquires MVP

Oprah Winfrey is acquiring MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS, a 2010 documentary that’s been called a “real life 'Glee,'” for her new cable channel, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.

The film joins a line-up of cinematic documentaries comprising the network’s upcoming documentary film club, a riff on Oprah’s book club, set to begin spring 2011.

OWN has partnered with ro*co films international, a renowned documentary distribution company - with a library that includes “Jesus Camp,” “Born into Brothels,” “Hoop Dreams,” and “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work” - to identify and recommend films for the network.  OWN will air one documentary each month in primetime and build a multiplatform “experience” around the film to turn it into what the network calls an “event.”

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