TBI Factual April/May 2017

This issue includes;

Factual franchise building
Channels and factual producers are increasingly looking to build doc series into fully-fledged franchises, TBI discovers

Derren Lawford, creative director, Woodcut Media

CNN thriving amid Trump media assault
CNN boss Jeff Zucker issues a strong defence of the news channel amid attacks from Donald Trump and says recent events are good for business

Deep blue chip
First there was Planet Earth and thenPlanet Earth II. Now there is Blue Planet II

NHK’s Phoenix to rise in Cannes
Tokyo Phoenix: the rise of Modern Japan offers a unique insight into the Japanese capital. TBI hears from its French and Japanese producers

We’re going on a millennials hunt
Factual shows are gaining fans, Emily Bright talks to execs about how docs can woo millennials

Last Word
Thomas Viner, creative director, Pioneer Productions