GRB Studios has acquired two new titles for its catalog, the reality adventure series Turquoise Fever and the lifestyle show Handcrafted America.
Turquoise Fever follows the Otteson family, who have been unearthing some of the most sought-after turquoise in the world, as they battle inhospitable conditions and intense dangers from their base of operations in Tonopah, Nevada. From detonating explosives on treacherous slopes to the pressure of meeting the demands of international buyers, every day is a wild adventure and there is always a thin line between failure and success.
Handcrafted America features host Jill Wagner (Wipeout, Teen Wolf), who travels the country meeting talented artisans who create products the old-fashioned way—with their own two hands. In each episode, viewers go behind the scenes, getting to know gifted craftsmen who, with humor and candor, share their process.
The two shows were originally produced by the general entertainment television network INSP and distributed by Imagicomm Entertainment.
Hud Woodle, executive VP of international distribution of GRB Studios, said: “GRB Studios is thrilled to add Turquoise Fever and Handcrafted America—two great family-friendly series—to our growing portfolio, which already holds over 4,000 hours of diverse programming. Turquoise Fever follows a dynamic family through the trials and tribulations of turquoise mining while Handcrafted America sheds light on the talented work of craftsmen. Audiences around the world are sure to appreciate these fun and entertaining family-friendly shows.”
Jonathan Collins, VP of digital media distribution for Imagicomm Entertainment, commented: “We are pleased that through GRB Studios, more viewers around the world will have the opportunity to enjoy these fan-favorite series. Turquoise Fever offers high-adrenaline excitement, and Handcrafted America is educational and informative, and shines a spotlight on some of the most talented artisans across the U.S. There is truly something for everyone in both of these series.”