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Earth-Touch’s “Gannets” migrate to Japan, France

London- and South Africa-based wildlife specialist Earth-Touch has sold its debut hour-long HD documentary Gannets - The Wrong Side Of The Run (pictured) into Japan and France.
March 29, 2011

London- and South Africa-based wildlife specialist Earth-Touch has sold its debut hour-long HD documentary Gannets – The Wrong Side Of The Run (pictured) into Japan and France.

NHK and ARTE have acquired the film, the latter covering France and Germany, adding to previous sales of the doc to the UK’s Eden channel and U.S. cable network Smithsonian Channel.

The doc explores the movement of two massive sardine populations that originate from the single stock at Cape Aghulas, located at the tip of South Africa, and the effect they have on the food chain of a huge diversity of wildlife, in particular the Cape Gannet.

Chris Fletcher, Earth-Touch’s director of sales and programming, said: “The success of our first film with these major broadcasters is a tribute to the truly exceptional camera talent we have at our disposal in South Africa.”

Earth-Touch will be attending MIPTV in Cannes next week with five new one-hour HD documentaries, including Dolphins – Beauty before Brains?, Boteti – The Returning River; Lost Lagoon; Deep Blue Dive; and Trouble in Lemurland. The latter focuses on the threats facing the Silky Sifaka Lemur in Madagascar.

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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