Articles By: Nicole

/ 09/30/2011 4:58 PM

Singh Chandok (ISP Production/France): “we don’t miss any opportunity to go to Asia”

Singh Chandok, franco-indian producer from ISP Production, based in Paris, shared with us his working experience and new projects information related to Europe and Asia. 1. Could you introduce yourself? With an experience of 10 years in television production, I have produced and directed many different projects. I also worked as expert for Canal France International to conduct  missions for programs in [...]

/ 09/21/2011 5:13 PM

Björn Jensen (Ginger Foot/Germany): “we are looking for Asian partners to widen the scope of our new doc story”

Björn Jensen, Managing Director of Ginger Foot Films from Germany, shared his working experience and talked about his new documentary project “Forgotten Slaves” about former comfort women in Asia 1. Could you introduce yourself ? How did you get involved or why are you interested in documentary industry? My name is Björn Jensen. I am Managing Director of Ginger Foot Films. I [...]

/ 09/01/2011 10:26 PM

BBC World News to air Kung Fu Nuns documentary (tvnext)

New Delhi: “Kung Fu Nuns” is the intriguing title of a documentary film which will be telecast on BBC World News on Saturday, 3rd September at 10:00 am and 11:00 PM with repeat telecasts on Sunday 4th of September at 4 p.m and 11 p.m. By Avantika Gaikwad In tvnext (September 1st, 2011) Directed by Indian documentary film director Chandramouli [...]

/ 08/09/2011 10:30 PM

Asia Cinema Fund backs diverse slate (Film Business Asia)

The Busan International Film Festival 부산국제영화제’s Asia Cinema Fund has announced financial support for some 31 film and documentary projects at different stages of completion. By Patrick Frater In Film Business Asia (Tue, 09 August 2011) Organisers report that applications grew by 30% to 285. In the Script Development section it backed two projects from the Philippines and two from [...]

/ 07/25/2011 10:27 PM

Court to Define Documentary (Film Business Asia)

Screen Australia is to go to court to seek a legal decision on the definition of a documentary. By Patrick Frater In Film Business Asia (Mon, 25 July 2011) It disputes the recent Administrative Appeals Tribunal judgement that TV series “Lush House” is a documentary, something that opens the show to claim Producer Offset financing. Screen Australia contends that “Lush [...]

/ 07/20/2011 10:29 PM

Executives move into Beach House (C21 Media)

Singapore-based studio Beach House Pictures has hired two new executives to deal with its recently greenlit slate of factual programmes. By Clive Whittingham In C21 Media (20 Jul 2011) Roger Cheng is joining from Discovery Networks Asia, where he worked as a producer on more than 250 hours of content since joining in 2006. He will take up the newly [...]

/ 07/08/2011 10:32 PM

All change at NHK (C21 Media)

Japanese pubcaster NHK has reshuffled its top staff, moving its head of international programme development to a new role running its copyright and archive centre. By Michael Pickard In C21 Media (8 Jul 2011) Fumio Narashima’s new responsibilities include securing rights to ensure cross-platform content availability, as well as the digitisation of NHK’s video archives. He previously spent five years [...]

/ 07/04/2011 10:39 PM

India greenlights Discovery expansion (

Discovery has received the go-ahead to set up four new channels in India but might have to wait more than a year before launching them. By Clive Whittingham In C21 Media (4 Jul 2011) The Indian government has approved Discovery’s application to launch Discovery Kids, Military Channel, Discovery Home and Health and ID in the territory, according to Discovery Networks [...]

/ 07/02/2011 10:38 PM

BBC Knowledge NZ to Feature Homegrown Short-Form Docs (

LONDON: Through a joint initiative between BBC Knowledge and New Zealand’s Screen Production and Development Association (SPADA), five short-form documentaries from young producers across the country have been selected to air on the channel later this year. By Kristin Brzoznowski In World Screen (July 1, 2011) BBC Knowledge NZ launched the initiative in February, coinciding with the channel’s debut, seeking [...]

/ 07/01/2011 10:37 PM

Discovery Takes HD Service to Malaysia (

SINGAPORE: Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific has clinched a carriage deal for its Discovery HD World network with Malaysian platform Astro. By Mansha Daswani In World Screen (July 1, 2011) The deal brings the channel to the Astro B.yond package and to Astro’s B.yond IPTV offering. The lineup on the channel includes The World From Above, Ultimate Power Builders and Elizabeth 1: [...]