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MIPTV Picks: Wildwives of Savannah Lane

This isn't a typical blue-chip natural history doc. Wildwives tells its tales with a wink, 'casting' a female hippo, lioness, cheetah, elephant and baboon as the lead 'characters' in this look at life in the wilds of the African Savannah.
March 31, 2010


This isn’t a typical blue-chip natural history doc. Sure, it’s directed by acclaimed wildlife doc director/editor Laurent Frapat, and contains more than its fair share of breathtaking cinematography and interesting animal behaviors. But with a sly nod to modern TV staples, Wildwives tells its tales with a wink, ‘casting’ a female hippo, lioness, cheetah, elephant and baboon as the lead ‘characters’ in this look at life in the wilds of the African Savannah.
Partners: One Planet for Animal Planet International and France 5 with the participation of Planete / Canal + España / HD Suisse / RTBF / TSR / Canal Futura / EBS; distributed by ZED

Wrapped: September, 2009

Length: 6 x 52 minutes, HD

Rights Available: Worldwide

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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