Services Provided: Film Festivals/Marketers
Languages Spoken: french, english
Brief Message to Members: We seek documentaries in the areas of Science, Arts & Culture, Current Affairs, Biography, History, Human Interest, Social Issues, Lifestyle and Children’s programs to international broadcasters. Our main focus is sales, pre-sales and co-productions. The best lengths are single hours, feature-length, mini-series and series. We are a medium-sized company, jointly owned by PBS and WGBH/Boston. We distribute the programs made by WGBH (e.g. NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE) as well as others made by many independent producers from the US and abroad (e.g. Alex Gibney, Ken Burns, Ric Burns, Anne Makepeace, Martin Scorcese) and other public TV producing stations. Our markets are worldwide and consist mainly of television, video, inflight and - to the extent feasible - theatrical.
Please see our catalog on-line: www.pbsinternational.org
Biography: Charles Schuerhoff has thirty-five years experience in the field of international television program distribution plus six years in production. In 1973 he started the international distribution office of WGBH TV in Boston. In 1980, he founded CS Associates, a distribution company specialized in documentaries including such titles as Ken Burns' programs, Alex Gibney’s “The Trials of Henry Kissinger”, and Martin Scorcese presents THE BLUES. In 2006, Charles joined WGBH International as Director of Acquisitions & Sales, and merged the CS Associates catalog with that of WGBH International. On Jan. 1, 2009, WGBH International became PBS International. Charles seeks programs and projects for sale, pre-sale and co-production for both the international markets including the US (via PBS International) and for the North American video and educational markets (via PBS Video).