Terra Mater, Oxford Scientific team on “Wild Korea”
Terra Mater Factual Studios (TMFS) and Oxford Scientific Films (OSF) have partnered to coproduce a series on the natural history of South Korea.
In association with Buzz, CJ E&M and the BBC, Wild Korea (2 x 60 minutes, pictured) will explore the wildlife habitats of the peninsular. While tensions run high between the two countries, there is a wildlife haven that exists between North and South.
Wild Korea is scheduled for delivery later this month, ahead of the Olympic Games. The BBC has taken a one-hour version, South Korea: Earth’s Hidden Wilderness, slated to air on Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. on BBC2.
The films were ordered by Sabine Holzer for TMFS, CS Lee for Buzz and Jae Hyuk Lee for CJ E&M. Executive producers are Caroline Hawkins for OSF, Martin Meszaros and Sabine Holzer for TMFS, CS Lee for Buzz and Jae Hyuk Lee for CJ E&M.
Worldwide sales are being handled by Terra Mater Factual Studios.
Sheonna Mix joins Bravo as VP, current production
NBCUniversal-owned Bravo has tapped Sheonna Mix as vice president, current production.
In her role, Mix will lead creative responsibilities for Vanderpump Rules along with several other series that are yet to be announced.
Most recently, Mix served as executive producer for series on YouTube Red, VH1, WeTV and E!, as well as a co-EP on Fox’s The Real. Previous to that, Mix was a supervising producer for Jersey Shore and its spinoff series. She began her career as a producer on Bravo’s Thintervention.
Nat Geo highlights Olympics in “Inside North Korea” special
In advance of the 2018 Pyeonchang Games, National Geographic will explore North Korea’s diplomatic legacy with a non-fiction special.
An installment of the network’s series Inside North Korea, the one-hour special will be hosted by ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff. Using a combination of live, pre-taped and archival footage along with insights from dignitaries and experts, Inside North Korea: Live From the Games aims to provide context for the headlines that come from North Korea and explore its history with the Olympic games.
“With the world watching the 2018 Pyeongchang Games, and North and South Korea planning to unite under one flag, it is an ideal time to bring viewers into the broader legacy of North Korea’s relationship with the Olympic Games,” said Tim Pastore, National Geographic’s president, original programming and production, in a statement.