Canada’s AeroCinema and Aerostar TV of France are teaming up for a co-pro on the new original documentary series Women and Wings.
The series (6×46 minutes) will focus on women and aviation. It will cover the great rivalry and friendship between American Jacqueline Cochrane and French Jacqueline Auriol in their battle to break the world speed records. Other episodes will focus on women in the air forces in WWII and in the Indochina war. The series will also include the world’s contemporary female aerobatics champions, Concord pilots and astronauts.
Women and Wings is the first in a series of co-productions for Canadian-based aviation channel AeroCinema and France’s Aerostar TV, part of their recently announced production and distribution agreement.
Phil Osborn, CEO of AeroCinema, told realscreen in an email that today’s airlines and military wouldn’t function without female crews in the air and on the ground, and that “so much is owed to those early women pioneers.”
He said working with Aerostar is beneficial to AeroCinema, as they can access each other’s home continents, including markets and production resources. “This, in turn, leads to major economic and cultural advantages for both parties,” Osborn said.
“By combining their substantial HD catalogues and adding the significant onward production capabilities of the two companies, this agreement will ensure both a solid base and a very substantial flow of brand new content for future growth,” said Paul Russell, VP of marketing, AeroCinema, in a statement.