Our new show Bad@$$ Animals airs in the US on the Nat Geo Wild channel on Sunday 11th August at 9pm (EDT). International transmission will follow on the 1st November.
For more info, including clips from the show, go to the Nat Geo Wild website.
Meerkats 3D has been nominated in all five categories at the 2013 Giant Screen Cinema Association Awards to be held in Ottawa in September.
- Best Cinematography.
- Best Sound Design.
- Best Original Score.
- Best Film for Lifelong Learning.
- Best Film-Short Subject.
A companion piece to BBC1’s major new drama series The White Queen the series gives acclaimed novelist Philippa Gregory an opportunity to explore the factual stories of the female characters she has depicted in her best-selling historical novels and who are the central protagonists of the BBC One drama The White Queen. The films focus on the interwoven lives of three women who were vital players in the bloody power politics of the War of The Roses – Elizabeth Woodville, Anne Neville and Margaret Beaufort. Gregory describes these women as her heroines and tells their real stories of intrigue, betrayal, love and war with relish.
“When ITG mentioned that Philippa Gregory might be interested in presenting a history series we jumped at the chance of working with her and we’re delighted with the end result” said Clare Birks, CEO, Oxford Scientific Films.
Steve Condie, Executive Producer, Oxford Scientific Films said “Philippa has a devoted following for her vivid, fictional storytelling but what this series shows is that the real stories of the real historical characters are just as dramatic, complex and emotional“
Martin Davidson, Commissioning Executive for History and Business, BBC adds: “Philippa Gregory has brought millions of readers to history in her books and we were delighted to see her join the BBC Two family of presenters”
Episode one will premiere on BBC Two at 9pm on Wednesday 17th July with episode two following at the same time a week later on Wednesday 24th July. The series will be distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide.
We are looking for a Development AP with experience of Factual Formats and Features to develop new ideas for UK terrestrial channels.
Contract starts on 15/04/13 for 4 weeks.
We are looking for a Development researcher/AP with experience of specialist factual development, particularly in science and natural history programming. You will be working directly with the Head of Development to develop new ideas for UK and international broadcasters.
Contract to start on 22/04/13 for 4 months.
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Neither of these vacancies are entry level positions. Considerable and proven experience working in development is required.
Please apply with CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
In all of horse racing The Grand National is the ultimate challenge.
To take part in it at all requires extraordinary dedication and bravery. This programme is about what it takes – to win it. Drawing on the testimony of jockeys, and analysis of the anatomy of the horses, presenter Mark Evans gets to grips with the race. His aim: to learn what qualities separate the winner from the also rans.
He looks at the race in forensic detail. First the adrenaline pumping start where forty horses line up ready to charge , then the immense power needed to launch at the near six-foot-high fences, then the precise combination of human balance and equine skill needed to land safely, and finally the heady mix of power, will and endurance that decides the final sprint. It’s a journey from the race’s origins in the muddy chaos of Irish cross-country drag hunting, through to laboratories where new research is unlocking the biological basis of success. With demonstrations including horses leaping cars, to new film techniques that take you inside the race itself, and trainers secrets of creating winners. Through Mark’s journey we get an unprecedented insight into the sport – the people and horses – whose goal is to conquer four and half miles and thirty fences and to satisfy what for many is a lifetime’s obsession.
Our new programme How to win The Grand National broadcasts this Friday (5th April), 8pm, Channel 4.
We are looking for a dynamic individual to join the team as a junior production coordinator/office assistant.
The role would suit someone with a passion for factual television who is proactive, incredibly organised, able to work under pressure and use their own initiative. It is a fantastic role for someone looking to progress towards a production coordinator role and will provide an opportunity to be involved with factual production from development to delivery.
Ideally the candidate will have some previous experience of working in television production in a similar role and be happy and confident working to a number of managers across a range of tasks.
A technical understanding of, or at least an interest in, video and post production equipment would be an advantage.
Start Date: Wednesday 10th April 2013
Reports to: PM’s/Execs/CEO
Send CV and covering letter to email@example.com