Docere, Palace team for nonfiction prod’n

First project will be 'Presidential' for History web

Docere Digital Studios and Palace Production Center have teamed to form a television production studio, Docere Palace Studios, which will develop, finance and produce nonfiction programming.

The first project will be “Presidential Leadership,” a special to air on the History Channel in early 2005. It will be produced in association with the Washington Post and hosted by Bob Woodward, an editor at the paper. On tap is “Wings of Madness,” to air on PBS’ Nova series next fall and on France 5. Several reality series are also in development.

Tim Smith, prexy of Docere Digital, will become a co-managing partner, as will Chris Campbell, the Palace Production Center topper. New company will have production facilities in New York and Connecticut.

Docere Digital has produced nonfiction programming for NBC, HBO and other nets, and leverages print content from newspapers and magazines into television productions. Palace runs broadcast studios, post-production facilities and production teams.

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