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ZDF Info, M-Net Pick Up Covid-19: Race for the Cure


Covid-19: Race for the Cure has been presold to M-Net for Africa and ZDF Info for German-speaking Europe.

M-Net and ZDF premiered the first episode in the doc series from Cactus Tree Entertainment and RMI, titled Covid-19: The Ripple Effect, in July. Race for the Cure features an uplifting look at how the world is healing from coronavirus, both physically and emotionally.

The new installment is narrated by Hannah Maguire, whose podcast Redhanded just took Silver in the British Podcast Awards. Maguire also narrated the first episode. The series is dedicated to executive producer Liz Levenson’s father Maury Levenson, who died from the coronavirus.

Kevin Fox, CEO of RMI, said: “RMI, along with Cactus Tree Entertainment, have been producing the series right from the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic. We are fortunate to have access to the very best medical, economical and societal experts to help explain this novel disease and show how society can cope with, and eventually heal from, this novel virus. In our second episode, we demonstrate the vast global effort to find a cure and demonstrate how communities come together to showcase the best of humanity.”

Levenson stated: “Cactus Tree Entertainment and our partner RMI are committed to featuring the effects, and proposed solutions, of Covid-19 around the world. We are thankful to our broadcast partners ZDF Info and M-Net who are sharing these important stories with their audiences. While the first episode, The Ripple Effect, exposed the devasting global impact of Covid-19 virus, Race for the Cure offers hope—from the dedicated scientists and doctors who are working around the clock to bring a vaccine to the artists and community leaders who are helping us to heal.”

About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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