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BBC Studios strikes international deals for Brook Lapping’s 9/11 feature doc

Factual producer Brook Lapping’s 9/11: Life Under Attack, which coincides with the 20th anniversary of 9/11, has secured a raft of international sales through distributor BBC Studios. The 90-minute feature length doc was commissioned by ITV, France Televisions (French title 9/11: From the Ground Up), the History Channel (US title 9/11: I Was There) and […]

Hulu Japan, France TV prep Manga drama with Legendary & Dynamic Television

Hulu in Japan and France Télévisions have linked up with US-based producer Legendary Television and Dynamic Television on a drama based on best-selling Japanese manga series ​​Kami, No Shizuku. Drops Of God follows a woman who travels to Tokyo following the death of her father to find he has left her an extraordinary wine collection […]

France TV joins Federation & So Press on MH370 docuseries

France Télévisions has linked up with French prodcos Federation Entertainment and So In Love on a five-part docuseries exploring the sudden disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 in 2014. MH370 (5 X 45 minutes), which is being co-developed with the French pubcaster, will feature interviews with investigators and includes eyewitness accounts to delve into the […]

France 4’s future secured after Macron intervention

France Télévisions’ youth-focused channel France 4, which had been facing the axe, has been reprieved following the personal intervention of president Emmanuel Macron. France 4 had previously been pencilled in for closure in 2020 but was reprieved due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. Macron has now intervened, Tweeting that the channel had “secured […]

Amazon Prime Video takes ‘Leonardo’ UK & Ireland rights

Amazon Prime Video has taken exclusive UK and Ireland rights to Leonardo, a new drama based on the life of Leonardo da Vinci. The eight-part series was created by Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, The Man In The High Castle) and Steve Thompson (Sherlock, Doctor Who), with Dan Percival (Death Comes to Pemberley) and Alexis Sweet […]

Federation, Fred Fougea launch factual label & unveil ‘Mediterranean’ with BBCS, France TV

France’s Federation Entertainment has joined forces with Fred Fougea’s Boreales to launch a new premium factual label, which has already started work on a project that has France Televisions and BBC Studios (BBCS) attached. Boreales Federation will focus on creating docuseries and films that explore the natural world, wildlife and environmental issues. It will also […]

Show of the week: A Perfect Planet

This blue chip natural history programming focuses on the forces of nature to explore how they drive, shape and support Earth’s great diversity of life. From Kamchatka to the Galapagos, China to the Bahamas, no expense has been spared on delivering stunning footage from locations around the world to provide insights into our planet. Expect […]

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