Brazilian audiovisual content export organization Brazilian TV Producers (BTVP) has announced the roster of international panelists and documentary specialists taking part in the inaugural edition of PIC DOC. The event, held in Rio de Janeiro from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4, is designed to help Brazilian producers increase the competitiveness of their doc projects in the international marketplace.
The line-up includes, among others, History Makers executive producer Bill Nemtin; Geoff Daniels, SVP, development and production for National Geographic Channels International (recently named exec in charge of programming for the launch of Nat Geo wild in the U.S.); Sheffield Doc/Fest director Heather Croall; Bonne Pioche E.P. Emmanuel Priou; BBC ‘Storyville’ E.P. Greg Sanderson; Elisabeth Hulten, commissioning editor for ARTE France’s documentary unit; Michela Giorelli, executive in charge of production and development, Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic and Norm Bolen, President and CEO, CFTPA Canada Film & Television Producers Association.
‘Our theme is ‘diversity,’ therefore our selection includes commissioning editors from all over Europe, North America and Latin America, from both the private and public sectors,’ said BTVP senior international strategic consultant Jacques Bensimon. ‘We see this program as another vital element to the continued success of our co-production partnership initiatives.’
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