Extra: C4 orders “Secret Life” special, IFP unveils doc lab projects

In today's 'Extra,' Channel 4 and RDF team up for more toddler-centric programming, and the Independent Filmmaker Project unveils 10 doc projects taking part in this year's labs.
May 11, 2016

C4 orders more Secret Life of 4, 5 and 6 Years olds plus siblings special

Channel 4 will air a spin-off of its toddler-centric Secret Life Of 4, 5 and 6 Year Olds franchise this summer. The Secret Life of Brothers and Sisters (8 x 60 minutes, working title) is a two-part special featuring four- and five-year-old children from the previous series. This time, the kids will head out on a camping trip with their siblings, some of whom are as young as two and three years old. That will be followed by six new episodes of Secret Life Of 4, 5 and 6 Year Olds starring a new cast of kids from across the United Kingdom. Shooting will take place over summer holidays. RDF Television is producing and Zodiak Rights has the global rights for the format and finished programs. Teresa Watkins is the exec producer for RDF.

IFP unveils 10 projects for this year’s documentary labs

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) has revealed the 10 documentaries participating in this year’s Filmmaker Labs in New York City. The first sessions are taking place this week through May 15. The labs are for first-time feature directors and cover technical, creative and strategic mentorship. Projects include the “magical realist” doc 306 Hollywood from directors Elan Bogarin and Jonathan Bogarin; Richard Miron’s For The Birds, about a woman who keeps 200 ducks as pets; Lara Stolman’s Swim Team, about a New Jersey swim team for autistic teens; and Shayok Mukhopadhyay’s Gautam Buddha, about two gay actors in a traveling theater troupe in rural eastern India. For the full list of projects, visit the IFP’s website.

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