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Windfall, Handel “Strip the City” for Discovery

Discovery Networks Western Europe has tapped London-based Windfall Films and Montreal-based Handel Productions to coproduce Strip the City (pictured), a series that strips cities layer by layer to reveal what keeps them running.
October 25, 2012

Discovery Networks Western Europe has tapped London-based Windfall Films and Montreal-based Handel Productions to coproduce Strip the City (pictured), a series that strips cities layer by layer to reveal what keeps them running.

The 6 x 60-minutes series uses live-action CGI animation to explore the inventions and infrastructure beneath six major cities, including London, Rome, Dubai, San Francisco, Sydney and Toronto.

Featuring engineering and geology, and hosted by professor Iain Stewart, the series reveals innovations hidden within Dubai’s skyscrapers and underground volcanoes, among other things.

Strip the City is a pioneering series that will give us a unique view into the infrastructure of some of the world’s biggest cities and best known landmarks,” said Dan Korn, senior VP and head of programming for Western Europe. “The impressive CGI animations will excite and engage our viewers and draw them into a different world, making them think about the seemingly known in a different way.”

For Windfall Films, the executive producer is Carlo Massarella and the series producer is Robert Hartel, and for Handel Productions, the executive producer is Alan Handel and the producer is Andre Barro. The series was commissioned by Elizabeth McIntyre and executive produced by Cassie Braban for Discovery Networks Western Europe.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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