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“Panda’s Wild Move,” “Unlikely Leopard” head to Europe

Australian distributor Looking Glass International has sold natural history titles The Unlikely Leopard and Panda's Wild Move (pictured) to broadcasters in Europe.
October 6, 2014

Australian distributor Looking Glass International has sold natural history titles The Unlikely Leopard and Panda’s Wild Move (pictured) to broadcasters in Europe.

Swedish public broadcaster SVT has picked up hour-long wildlife documentary The Unlikely Leopard from 2013 Jackson Hole honorees Dereck and Beverly Joubert.

The Jeremy Irons-narrated  film is produced by Wildlife Films Botswana for National Geographic Channel, and has also been acquired by Indigenous Media on behalf of Spanish network TVE.

SVT has also acquired the science documentaries Connected – How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer (1 x 60-minute) from Essential Media and Entertainment, and The Long March Into Space (1 x 60-minute) produced by China Intercontinental Communication Center and Discovery Channel Asia.

Meanwhile, French broadcaster the AB Groupe has picked up the travel/lifestyle programs Miracle on Everest (1 x 60-minute) and Solo (1 x 60-minute), produced by Essential Media and Entertainment; and Shattered Ground (1 x 60-minute) produced by Zoot Pictures in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

AB has also picked up hour-long wildlife documentary Panda’s Wild Move (pictured above), made by Infocus Asia in association with the Media Development Authority of Singapore. The doc looks at Kai Kai and Jia Jia, two of China’s most precious pandas.

Elsewhere, German distribution company OHM:tv has acquired the travel and lifestyle shows Travel Wild (16 x 30-minute) and Land of the Giants (1 x 60-minute); as well as natural history documentary Crater of Life (1 x 60-minute), produced by Below H20 Productions.

Finally, several natural history titles have found a home in Spain with AMC Networks International acquiring Antarctica Dreaming (1 x 90-minute) and Coral Sea Dreaming (1 x 90-minute) from Plankton Productions; as well as Panda’s Wild Move and Trek of the Titans (1 x 60-minute), the latter of which is made by Tell Tale Productions in association with the CBC.

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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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