Post Tagged with: "bbc"

/ 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 [...]

/ 04/27/2012 9:17 PM

NHK and BBC join Insefilm Prod. on “Beyond the Wave”

  NHK in Japan, the BBC in the UK, IKON in the Netherlands and WDR Cologne in Germany have joined Berlin-based Inselfilm Production as coproducers of ”Beyond the Wave”. The film sees director Kyoko Myake revisit her mother’s hometown of Fukushima after last year’s tsunami and earthquake. Zurich-based distributor First Hand Films has finalized the coproduction deals as well as pre-sales with SVT in Sweden, YES in [...]

/ 03/25/2012 3:14 PM

China’s CCTV Cocumentary Channel announces its new slate of doc. series and partners

During Filmart in Hong Kong, China’s CCTV Documentary channel announces new documentary series to be produced with its international partners the National Geographic Channel, and the BBC; as well as its solely produced projects in 2012. The channel, also known as CCTV-9, was established in January 2011 with Chinese and English versions. According to CCTV, the domestic version of the [...]

/ 02/09/2012 12:12 AM

TVF International sells arts, history and environment docs in Asia

UK factual distributor TVF International has sold several docs to the Far East (South Korea, Japan). . South Korea’s newly launched Channel A will air two BBC documentaries on beauty in art “What is Beauty” (pictured) and “Ugly Beauty” (both 1×52′) . Discovery Asia has picked up Skyworks’ 23-part natural history series“The World From Above”. . Japanese pubcaster NHK has bought [...]

/ 02/03/2012 12:39 AM

BBC Worldwide launches 4 channels in Thailand

BBC Worldwide Channels has launched 4 BBC channels (BBC Knowledge, BBC Lifestyle, BBC Entertainment and CBeebies) on Thailand’s major cable and satellite operator, TrueVisions. The four channels join BBC World News, already carried by TrueVisions, and foster British TV visibility in Thailand, in  factual, entertainment, lifestyle and children’s genres. “This deal reflects our ongoing commitment to the region – delivering to [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 09/11/2011 1:01 PM

Art of making good documentaries (Economic Times)

The word ‘documentary’ has far flung implications in the international industry though in India it largely means ‘documenting’ real life incidents. The process involved in making one is very arduous and filmmakers usually take a few years to finish one. By Yogesh Karikurve, CEO, Magus Entertainment In Economic Times, Sep 10, 2011 The last few years have seen a sea [...]

/ 09/03/2011 9:31 PM

Screen Australia supports new doc coprods between Australia and Europe

Screen Australia has approved funding for a number of documentaries. There are several docs for ABC and Channel Seven including 4 coprods with European companies. Chief Executive Ruth Harley said, “The latest funding round will produce a substantial slate of culturally significant and original documentaries for Australian and international audiences.” NATIONAL DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM FIRST FOOTPRINTS First Footprints Pty Ltd Directors/Producers Martin Butler, [...]