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Extra: “Colours of China” set as Asia-Europe copro; Indiecan acquires “Losing Our Religion”

New Asia-Europe copro announced for Colours of China documentary  A new documentary that explores how different colors have influenced China’s culture is set to begin shooting. Colours of China (1×90) is a co-production between ...
May 19, 2017

New Asia-Europe copro announced for Colours of China documentary 

A new documentary that explores how different colors have influenced China’s culture is set to begin shooting.

Colours of China (1×90) is a co-production between Chinese Intercontinental Communications Center (CICC), New Zealand’s Making Movies and Germany’s Gebrueder Beetz. The doc will be accompanied by a (5×43) companion TV-series, a copro with ZDF, in association with Arte.

CICC has previously co-produced with global partners including Arte, ZDF, NBC, PBS, Discovery and National Geographic on various projects throughout China.

More4 explores the lives of aging Baby Boomers in new docuseries

UK pubcaster Channel 4′s digital television channel More4 will explore the lives of Britain’s senior population in the new docuseries The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Growing.

The new four-part series from Liberty Bell Productions follows 13 pension-aged celebrities such as former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott; journalists Eve Pollard and Esther Rantzen; and actors Roy Hudd and Kenny Lynch.

Each episode explores a different subject: love, work, body and fun. The celebrities pair up to spend time exploring the new ‘third age’ by immersing themselves in the activities and lifestyles of oldies from around the UK. Activities include taking dance classes, working at dating agencies for those later in life, running a country B&B and more.

 Indiecan acquires “Losing Our Religion”

Avi Federgreen’s Indiecan Entertainment has acquired the North American distribution rights to Zoot Pictures’ Losing Our Religion.

Toronto-based Federgreen made the pickup earlier this month during Hot Docs.

Manitoba prodco Zoot was founded in 1995 by Leslea Mair and Leif Kaldor, who jointly directed, wrote and produced the project.

Commissioned by CBC’s documentary channel, the feature-length film takes a look inside The Clergy Project, an anonymous online forum for preachers who no longer believe in god. The doc was filmed over two years across the U.K. and North America, with Mair interviewing clergymen who know they would lose their jobs if they spoke out.

On CBC’s doc channel, the film is scheduled to premiere this fall.

The pickup is Indiecan’s second of the month, after the Toronto distribution outfit took the Canadian distribution rights to Tomorrow’s Power, directed by Amy Miller.

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