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VH1, Palladia to Air Leto Doc 'Artifact'

Following the artist’s recent success at the Academy Awards for his award-winning role as a supporting actor in Dallas Buyers Club, Jared Leto’s documentary has been picked up by VH1 and Palladia, Viacom’s HD music channel. 

The networks will simultaneously premiere Artifact, a documentary which follows Leto’s band Thirty Seconds to Mars as they undergo a legal dispute with Virgin/EMI during the process of releasing the 2009 album This Is War. The documentary was produced by Jared Leto and Emma Ludbrook.

The film is scheduled to premiere on Saturday, April 26 at 11 p.m. ET/PT on both VH1 and Palladia, with an MTV telecast scheduled for later this summer. 

Leading up to its television debut, Artifact won the People’s Choice documentary award at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival as well as the Audience Award at the 22nd Gotham Independent Film Awards. 

“Music is in the DNA at VH1 and Palladia is all about the creative power of artists, so we naturally jumped at the chance to give our audience the fascinating, insiders look at the state of the music industry by premiering Artifact,” said Tom Calderone, President, VH1 and Palladia in a statement.