Extra: WildBear, CCTV complete copro; Cineflix inks deals

In today's 'Extra,' WildBear and CCTV10 coproduce a doc on the Chinese-Japanese conflict that led into World War II, and Cineflix Rights sends more than 200 hours to Italy and France.
May 25, 2016

WildBear, CCTV team on “The War That Changed The World”

Australian factual producer WildBear Entertainment and Chinese factual channel CCTV10 have completed a two-hour coproduction on the conflict between China and Japan during the 1930s and 1940s. The War that Changed the World: The Making of a New China (2 x 50 minutes, pictured) will premiere on CCTV10 in July and air in Australia on the History Channel in September.

The doc looks at how China fought to expel Japanese invaders between 1931 and 1945, and how the conflict became part of World War II and fed the development of the Chinese Communist Party. UK-based Wild Thring Media is handling European sales for the doc and CCTV’s Angelina Wang will oversee Asian market sales.

Italian and French nets acquire more than 200 hours from Cineflix Rights

UK distributor Cineflix Rights has sold more than 200 hours of programming to networks in Italy and France.

Sky Italia picked up more than 120 hours of programming including seasons one through four of crime series Motives & Murders (43 x 60 minutes, Cineflix Productions) and Channel 4′s The Secret World of Lego (1 x 60 minutes, Waddell Media). Meanwhile, Discovery Italy acquired Border Security: America’s Front Line (28 x 30 minutes, Force Four), season nine of Border Security (20 x 30 minutes, Seven Network) and seasons one and two of Murder Book (23 x 60 minutes, LMNO Productions).

In France, RMC Découverte bought WWII’s Greatest Raids (6 x 60 minutes, Impossible Pictures Factual) and Hitler the Junkie (1 x 60 minutes, Waddell Media). AB Sat picked up more than 50 hours including seasons four through seven of Unusual Suspects (46 x 60 minutes, LMNO Productions), science shows How Britain Bridges the World (1 x 60 minutes, Title Role Productions) and Cooler Facts (6 x 30 minutes, Cineflix Productions). Finally, Voyage France took Secrets of America’s Favorite Places (8 x 60 minutes, Indigo Films).

‘POV’ sets dates for 2016 Digital Labs

PBS documentary strand ‘POV’ has set the dates for this year’s round of POV Digital Labs. The weekend media incubator program is for producing teams who want to innovative with story form and technology. The Labs will take place in New York City on September 23 and 24, in Los Angeles on October 15 and 16 and in San Francisco on October 29 and 30. Applications are open via The deadline to apply is August 19.

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