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BBC3 orders quick-turnaround Sandy doc

UK network BBC3 has commissioned a quick-turnaround doc looking at how mobile phones and personal cameras captured images of Hurricane Sandy.
November 8, 2012

UK network BBC3 has commissioned a quick-turnaround doc looking at how mobile phones and personal cameras captured images of Hurricane Sandy.

The hour-long special Superstorm USA: Caught on Camera is being made by Mentorn Media, and will air November 15 at 10 p.m. GMT. It was commissioned by Fiona Campbell, commissioning editor for independents at BBC News and Current Affairs.

Steve Anderson, the doc’s exec producer, said: “From the moment that weather forecasters made their predictions, people in New York and New Jersey documented the preparations, and then the frightening reality.

“Trees uprooting, power stations exploding and people being evacuated from homes while waist-deep in water; everything has been caught on personal phones and cameras by a generation that understands the power of instant video messaging.”

Mentorn International will be distributing the doc and Alex Pickering is the line producer for Mentorn Media.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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