Archive for category: United Kingdom

/ 08/20/2012 4:41 PM

Wuxing / BBC co-pro doc about “Kung Fu” starts shooting in West China (sina.com)

The documentary “Kung Fu” (Gong Fu) co-produced by Beijing Wuxing Legend Production and the BBC has started shooting in Dunhuang, Gansu province.  Mark Harris, who have won three Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature, will be the executive producer of the doc. He will also write the script for the doc, which will be composed of interviews on the famous [...]

/ 08/06/2012 2:32 PM

KBS and BBC join together to create a K-Pop documentary and concert

KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) and the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) have decided to join forces for the creation of two K-pop projects. A representative of KBS stated on August 3rd KST, “The president of KBS, Kim In Kyu, met with the current director general of the BBC, Mark Thompson, and soon-to-be director, George Entwistle. He received an offer to hold [...]

/ 08/04/2012 2:06 PM

TVF secures major Asian deals (rapidtvnews.com)

Distributor TVF International has acquired several new Asian programmes, and made a number of UK documentary sales. It has picked up “Special Forces” from History Channel Asia, a documentary series that looks at Asia’s elite special ops unit; “Asia’s Underworld” from C&I Network Asia, which looks at the face of crime in the region; “Property Hunter” from Channel NewsAsia and [...]

/ 07/06/2012 2:07 PM

Blakeway wins series for China (broadcastnow.co.uk)

Blakeway Productions has partnered a Chinese indie to make a landmark series about the West that is being lined up for state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV). The Ten Alps-owned documentary specialist is in production on the 7 x 30-minute series that will feature China media theorist Hugo de Burgh unpicking some of the myths about Western culture. By Jake [...]

/ 06/26/2012 11:25 AM

Nicolas Deschamps (ITV Studio France): “Land of the Panda is a film where emotion is driving awareness”

In an exclusive interview for ADN, Nicolas Deschamps, head of documentaries at ITV Studio France speaks about “Land of the Panda”, its first experience of production in China. Could you introduce yourself? After studying film and getting a Masters in cultural politics, I walked into the great family of media through the door of television. First at TV5, then France [...]

/ 06/20/2012 5:16 PM

Open City Docs Fest London 2011 will screen 7 doc films from or about Asia

21st – 24th June – OPEN CITY DOCS FEST -Celebrating the best of documentary film in the heart of London - “Open City Docs Fest” is a festival devoted to exploring the world we live in through the vision of documentary film. This year, the diverse programme offers more than 100 films from around the world, including 7 doc films [...]

/ 06/18/2012 2:14 PM

Chinese Visual Festival London 2012 will screen 17 doc films from and about China

The annual Chinese Visual Festival, which will take place this June and July throughout various venues across London, will showcase some of the most exciting independent documentary films made in China today.  Only in its second year, the Chinese Visual Festival offers audiences a rare glimpse of everyday life in China, providing an alternative voice to the regulated national film [...]

/ 06/16/2012 4:09 PM

“Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields” set for Britdoc Good Pitch 2012

Eight films, including one about Asia, “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields” have been selected to take part in the Good Pitch Europe 2012, a partnership between the Channel 4 Britdoc Foundation and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. The one-day pitching event, held at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London on June 25, brokers relationships between filmmakers and NGOs, [...]

/ 06/15/2012 1:58 PM

Land of the Panda (France / China)

Title: Land of the Panda Synopsis: Reclusive and enigmatic, giant pandas are among the most lovable of the word’s endangered species. Now for the first time in high definition, bamboo shoots give way to close up shots of these extraordinary creatures in their natural habitat. Shot on location in the misty mountains of China, the undoubted highlight is rare footage [...]

/ 06/04/2012 5:29 PM

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012 will show docs from Philippine, Japan and China

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), the world’s oldest continuous film festival started in 1947, is taking a new road under the management of a new artistic director, the American critic, author and lecturer Chris Fujiwara.  The festival, which runs from June 20 to July 1, just announced its program with a global spread of 121 productions from 52 countries [...]