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Sigourney Weaver on board Gorillas in the Mist doc

Sigourney Weaver will narrate a new Nat Geo series about Dian Fossey, the naturalist whose life story was told in the Hollywood movie Gorillas in the Mist. Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist will be produced by Endemol Shine prodco Tigress. Man on Wire exec producer James Marsh is also on board. Weaver, who played […]

The factual landscape: ducks, docs and digital

The business of selling factual programming is changing – with free-to-air slots for classic factual shows hard to come by, distributors are looking to other categories of non-fiction, as well as to digital, big-screen and even virtual reality platforms, writes Stewart Clarke. For the largest factual distributors the business has got more complex and, increasingly, […]

Man on Wire’s Chinn opens Lightbox with cousin

Documentary producer Simon Chinn has hooked up with his cousin to create a multiplatform production company, which has bagged a commission from the Xbox platform. The producer behind Academy Award-winning docs Man on Wire and Searching for Sugar Man (below right) and his cousin Jonathan Chinn (left), a US non-scripted television showrunner, are the co-founders […]

WOWOW: from Japan to LA to the world

Kayo Washio runs the LA office of Japanese pay TV channel operator WOWOW. She set up on the West Coast in 2010. An established buyer of US series and movies, WOWOW has just got on board its first international originals and Washio wants to reach out to the global TV community to scope out more […]