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Details Revealed for 2016 Asian Side of the Doc

December 15, 2015

SUZHOU: The seventh edition of Asian Side of the Doc is slated to take place next year from March 21 to 24 in Suzhou, which is located in the Jiangsu province of China. Asian Side of the Doc is an …

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Telemundo Taps Former Endemol Shine Latino Exec

December 15, 2015

MIAMI: Telemundo has appointed Mauricio Piccone, previously of Endemol Shine Latino, as the senior VP of reality programming. In his new role, Piccone is tasked with overseeing in-house and external reality productions in the U.S. and Latin America. His remit …

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NHNZ Moving Images to Rep Feodor Pitcairn Productions

December 15, 2015

DUNEDIN: NHNZ Moving Images has inked an exclusive representation deal with Feodor Pitcairn Productions for a variety of programs from the titular ocean photographer, videographer and producer. Titles include the five-part series Ocean Wilds for PBS, Ocean Odyssey for Smithsonian …

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Smithsonian Special to Spotlight Charlie Hebdo Massacre

December 15, 2015

NEW YORK: Smithsonian Channel is slated to broadcast Paris Terror Attack: Charlie Hebdo, a one-hour special focused on the assault that took place at the satirical magazine's office earlier this year. Paris Terror Attack: Charlie Hebdo is scheduled to air …

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Pivot Slates Syrian Refugee Docs

December 15, 2015

LOS ANGELES: Participant Media’s TV network Pivot has acquired two documentaries about the Syrian refugee crisis, which will air as part of its Stand Up for Justice programming scheme, launching on January 18. The documentary films, Salam Neighbor and This …

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BBC Worldwide Picks Up Stake in Amazing Productions

December 16, 2015

LONDON: BBC Worldwide has acquired a 25 percent stake in the factual indie Amazing Productions, also scoring a first-look option for distribution rights for the next five years. Amazing is led by George Clarke, a professional architect and presenter; Rebecca …

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Showtime Docuseries to Go Inside the Political ‘Circus’

December 16, 2015

NEW YORK: Showtime has greenlit a new documentary series, The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth, which will give a real-time account of the 2016 U.S. presidential race. The show is being produced in cooperation with Bloomberg Politics …

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New Charlie Hebdo Doc Goes Global

December 16, 2015

LONDON: Passion Distribution has secured international presales for Charlie Hebdo: 3 Days of Terror, a documentary focused on the January 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris and the manhunt that followed. Charlie Hebdo: 3 Days of Terror comes from BAFTA-winning director …

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Travel Channel Goes for More Booze Traveler

December 16, 2015

NEW YORK: Travel Channel has given the go-ahead to a 16-episode third season of the alcohol-themed reality show Booze Traveler. Booze Traveler looks on as host Jack Maxwell travels the globe in search of interesting drinking traditions. The series sees …

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Z Living Prepping Original Series with 3 Ball

December 16, 2015

LOS ANGELES: Health entertainment network Z Living has entered into a development deal with 3 Ball Entertainment that will initially see the companies work on three original series. Z Living and 3 Ball Entertainment are collaborating on The Big Fat …