An offbeat documentary is at the center of a deal between Lionsgate and Discovery Communications’ Animal Planet. B&C reports that the deal will bring “Million Dollar Duck,” directed by Brian Golden Davis, to Animal Planet this fall.
The production premiered Jan. 24 at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Discovery said the film “dives into the wonderfully eccentric world of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest — the only juried art competition run by the U.S. government.”
Rich Ross, group president of Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, added: “From the moment I saw ‘Million Dollar Duck,’ I knew Animal Planet would be the perfect home for this heartfelt and humorous film. Showcasing this film brings to light this special program that supports wetlands conservation and aligns with our network’s goal to activate people on animal welfare concerns.”