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Doc/Fest ’14: Discovery Int’l picks up “Bahama Blue”

Discovery Networks International has picked up Bahama Blue (pictured), an underwater factual series from Canadian indie Parallax Film Productions, to air in 2015.
June 9, 2014

Discovery Networks International (DNI) has acquired Bahama Blue (pictured), an underwater factual series from Canadian indie Parallax Film Productions, to air in 2015.

The six-part series is being produced for Oasis HD in Canada and was last year picked up for global sales by TVF International, as previously reported.

DNI has taken rights for Discovery’s Focus network in Italy, and for Animal Planet across EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The series, which was previously being led by underwater cinematographer Pete Zuccarini, is now being helmed by cinematographer¬†Andy B. Casagrande.

In a joint statement, Parallax producers Ian Herring and Maija Leivo said: “Cutting edge technology has enabled us to bring the most modern filming techniques to one of the most quintessential of the factual genres: natural history.

“This pioneering series will use stunning visuals with life and death story lines guarantee unprecedented TV experiences and profile wildlife in the Bahamas like never before.”

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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