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    Why Despite Its Roots in Doc Programming, Nat Geo's Been Finding New Success in Scripted Films

    National Geographic Channels president Howard T. Owens talks introducing scripted programming to a brand known for docs and nature fare, making "smartertainment" and the inherent optimism of doomsday preppers.

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    Navy SEALs Action Movie 'Act of Valor' Being Adapted Into a TV Series

    "Act of Valor," the action film from Bandito Brothers directors Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh, was an interesting aberration, a movie that used actual U.S. Navy SEALs instead of actors to portray a fictionalized account of a real operation and was made with full military approval. It didn'...

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    "Act of Valor" is Actually TOO Authentic, Yet Not Real Enough

    After "Act of Valor," we can no longer complain about inaccuracies and inauthentic material in action movies. This relatively fictional and dramatized look at the work of a U.S. Navy SEAL team is unquestionably the most realistic portrayal of the special ops branch in a "narrative&quo...

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