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Doc News / 1-15 February 2011

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SMG in talks to air in Hong Kong (15/02/11)

Shanghai Media Group (SMG) is in talks with cable network operators to air its documentary channel in Hong Kong, part of its plan to expand outside the Chinese mainland. Dong Fang Documentary Channel’s potential foray into Hong Kong would be the start of the channel’s expansion strategy from the mainland. The channel will expand into other Chinese-speaking regions, such as Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia, if it has success in Hong Kong. … Dong Fang Documentary Channel now airs 150 minutes of self-produced programs a day in China…. Dong Fang Documentary Channel’s revenue reached 124 million yuan ($18.8 million) in 2010 and Ying expected the figure to reach 500 million yuan over the next five years.

China Daily

CCTV Documentary Channel Debuts on KyLinTV (15/02/11)


World-leading Chinese IPTV provider KyLinTV announced today the official launch of CCTV Documentary Channel as part of its expanded Great Wall package in North America, Europe and Singapore.
Launched on January 1st of this year, CCTV Documentary Channel is the first Chinese-language documentary channel with a worldwide footprint. … CCTV Documentary focuses on four genres: nature, history, the humanities and society and broadcasts 24/7 with three hours of each day’s programming dedicated to first-run segments.


CCTV Documentary presentation in english

BBC Earth Programming Block Set for BBC Knowledge Rollout (15/02/11)

BBC Knowledge has slotted the new programming block BBC Earth to begin rolling out this March in Australia, with further launches planned for Asia, Africa, Scandinavia and a host of other territories. … The block will first make its debut on BBC Knowledge in Australia on March 4, launching with the landmark series Planet Earth. The block then heads to Asia for a March 31 with Planet Earth and Wild China.

Japanese director wins Talent Campus (14/02/11)

Japanese director Miyake Kyoko this evening collected the Berlin Today Award at the Berlinale Talent Campus for her documentary “Hackney Lullabies”. The film about immigrant mothers in East London shows mothers trying to recreate a sense of home for their children through lullabies.
Film Biz Asia

‘Tweeting’ a documentary (6/02/2011)

It began as a road trip through the US, based solely on leads and information from Twitter’ers – people who give short updates about themselves online. For Singaporean film maker Tan Siok Siok, it was a new social phenomenon to be explored.

ChannelNewsAsia, Today Online, CNN Go

Crossing Borders: Call for Documentary Projects From Europe And The Asia-Pacific (3/02/11)

Documentary Campus, EDN ai??i?? European Documentary Network and Blue In Green (Malaysia) are calling for projects for Crossing Borders ai??i?? The Eurasia-Pacific Documentary Training.

It is a three-part training programme where knowledge and networks are being exchanged. The first part of the programme takes place in July 2011 with a project development workshop in Malaysia. The second part will consist of a workshop further developing the participating projects and observing the pitching session of the Documentary Campus Masterschool in Leipzig, Germany in October 2011. Finally, all participants will pitch their documentary projects in front of a panel of international commissioning editors again in Malaysia in December 2011. The language of the workshop is English.


Documentary Campus

Chinese Documentary To Be Screened At Berlin Film Festival (2/02/11)


A Chinese documentary on HIV/AIDS is invited for screening at the Berlin Film Festival. This information has been confirmed by the officials of Chinaai??i??s Ministry of Health. ai???TOGETHERai??? will be the only Chinese film to be screened at Berlin. This movie will be screened from Feb 10 to Feb 20. This movie got a place in the Panorama section. No Chinese film has been nominated for the competition level where the major movies are being screened.

Director Gu Changwei and Producer Zhao Liang were moved to make the documentary while shooting another HIV/AIDS awareness film, “A Tale of Magic”, on which people living with HIV/AIDS had worked. This documentary shows six people suffering from HIV/AIDS and the way they were found and persuaded to shoot the movie. Three of the actors agreed to reveal their identity on screen in the documentary. This includes a 12-year-old boy Hu Zetao. He is playing the lead character in the movie.

This documentary was released in China last year in the month of December. This movie was made to release on the World Aids Day to create awareness about the disease, as told in a statement released by the organizers of this movie.

Top News New Zealand & People’s Daily

eOne Films Int’l to kick off sales at EFM on The Bengali Detective (01/02/11)

“eOne Films International has acquired foreign sales rights to Philip Coxai??i??s hit Sundance documentary and will introduce to buyers in Berlin. ai???The Bengali Detective has every element we love in a documentary: a view into a fascinating world, a captivating baclofen tablets buy, order zithromax. lead subject, humour, warmth and suspense,ai??? eOne Films International evp Charlotte Mickie told Screen. ai???The movie gives us an astonishing window into the reality of Kolkata today and its wonderfully exuberant and resilient Set in chaotic Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), The Bengali Detective follows the life of private eye Rajesh Ji, who investigates cases ranging from counterfeit hair products to a brutal triple murder.

Screen Daily

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