Archive for October, 2011

/ 10/27/2011 7:01 PM

Patrick Carr (Mandarin Film): “the documentary world here in China is full of life and growing fast”

UK born Patrick Carr is based in Beijing. The founder of Mandarin Film shares with us his working experience and reveales his new documentary projects. Can you introduce yourself I studied Mandarin Chinese at Oxford University before moving out to China, doing an MA in photojournalism in Dalian and ending up in television and documentary work. I also attended film school at the Hong [...]

/ 10/26/2011 7:50 PM

EADn partners with Indian Documentary Foundation and Kerala International Film Festival for the first triggerpitch

    Europe Asia Documentary network / EADn is proud to partner with the Kerala International Film Festival / IFFK and the new Indian Documentary Foundation / IDF in a new initiative called triggerpitch. The Indian Documentary Foundation has tied up with the Kerala Film Festival to organize a half daylong event for outreach of documentaries during this festival. This pitching session is based on [...]

/ 10/26/2011 7:23 PM

ITVS selects 3 Asian doc projects for its International Call 2011

Among the 8 international documentary projects which have received funding via The Independent Television Service’s (ITVS) International Call for 2011, 3 are about Asia. They are part of its Global Perspectives project. All of the eight projects are slated for eventual broadcast, including slots on US PBS series such as Independent Lens and P.O.V., and the international series Global Voices. “We are [...]

/ 10/20/2011 12:11 AM

AETN All Asia Networks orders more episodes of “Hidden Cities”

AETN All Asia Networks has expanded the lineup of HISTORY’s flagship original production “Hidden Cities” from four episodes to eight, with this season featuring seven countries and premiering November 23. Hosted by Anthony Morse, “Hidden Cities” explores Asia’s forgotten treasures with the help of local guides, historians, archaeologists and scientists. The series is produced by Singapore-based media company Beach House [...]

/ 10/14/2011 10:12 PM

5 docs from Iran, Japan, Georgia and India run for 5th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA)

On 10 October, The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) announced that 37 films from 19 countries and areas have been nominated in this year’s Asia Pacific Screen Awards, the region’s highest accolade in film.                 APSA 2011 International Jury President, Nansun Shi, made the announcement from the Busan International Film Festival, which was [...]

/ 10/12/2011 2:22 PM

Discovery Asia lines up Japanese tsunami films (C21 Media)

Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific has commissioned six programmes from Japanese filmmakers for a strand about the country’s earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters earlier this year. By Clive Whittingham In C21 Media , 12 Oct 2011 The earthquake in March triggered a tsunami that left thousands dead along the east coast of Japan and caused serious damage to some of the country’s [...]

/ 10/11/2011 12:45 AM

A+E Networks and Network18 launch HISTORY channel in India

On 10th October, the factual entertainment channel History™ launched its India edition as part of a joint venture between TV18 and A+E Networks. The full HD channel can reach more than 50 million households on cable platforms such as DEN Networks, Hathaway Cable and IN Cable and DTH services including TATA Sky, Airtel and DISH TV. The factual entertainment channel is [...]

/ 10/02/2011 3:14 PM

Euro BBC, DRG, Explora and Passion Distrib. sell doc content to Asia Pacific broadcasters

Hot time for doc sellers and buyers from all over the world running to Mipcom 2011, at Cannes. Before the opening of the market, somes doc deals are already announced between European producers or distributors and broadcasters from the Asia Pacific area. . BBC’s “Frozen Planet” gets new broadcasters BBC Worldwide has now sold its natural history series “Frozen Planet” [...]

/ 10/01/2011 7:03 PM

“Green China Rising” / Mandarin Film / Beijing – HK (completed)

Title : Green China Rising Documentary website Synopsis: How the world’s biggest polluter could become its greatest savior. China, the year 2001, the first hints of climate change are detected. Melting glaciers, abnormal weather and changes in migration patterns. The tell-tale local signs of a global crisis. China, 2011. China has responded by embarking on a colossal nation-wide effort to [...]

/ 10/01/2011 7:02 PM

“Panda Legend” / Mandarin Film / Beijing – HK (In Production )

Title : Panda Legend Synopsis: A Walking With Dinosaurs style journey back in time as we tell the unbelievable story of the Great Panda, in glorious 3D animation. This two x 1 hour 3D animated documentary follows the panda as it teeters on the brink of extinction before evolving into the international symbol for wildlife conservation it is today. International [...]