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Extra: “700 Sharks” goes to Wild, Twofour sells “What Would Your Kid Do?”

“700 Sharks” pre-sells to Wild ARTE Distribution has pre-sold the one-off special, 700 Sharks, to NGCI’s Wild International. The special follows the expedition in Polynesian waters where the largest school of sharks, ...
June 12, 2018

“700 Sharks” pre-sells to Wild

ARTE Distribution has pre-sold the one-off special, 700 Sharks, to NGCI’s Wild International.

The special follows the expedition in Polynesian waters where the largest school of sharks, about 700, patrol the waters together. Over three years, a team led by biologist and underwater photographer Laurent Ballesta, studied the sharks’ hunting strategies at night, to learn about their predatory behavior.

The 4K film is coproduced by Le Cinquième Rêve (Nicolas Zunino) and ARTE France, Andromède Océanologie, Les Gens Bien productions, Filmin’ Tahiti, and CNRS Images, and incorporates the use of six underwater cameraman, a giant arch with 23 Gopros, a Phantom Flex Camera and other innovations. Other production partners include France O, Ushuaïa TV and Radio Canada.

700 Sharks will premiere on Wild on July 17 at 9/8 CST.

Twofour Rights sells “What Would Your Kid Do?” across Asia and Africa

Twofour Rights, the international arm of Twofour,  has sold the finished tape of factual entertainment format What Would Your Kid Do? to ITV Choice for Asia and Africa.

In addition to the UK format, ITV Choice also bought the first two series of the relationship format, A Night With My Ex, Change Your Tune and the UK versions of time-travel format This Time Next Year.

TVB Hong Kong has also picked up a bundle of finished series, including What Would Your Kid Do? and a 15 hour bundle of titles including Posh Pawn, World’s Most Expensive Presents and World’s Most Expensive Toys.

Passion sells Pompeii doc to Australia, Italy, CEE and Africa

Passion Distribution has sold the 3 x 60-minute documentary series Pompeii’s Final Hours: New Evidence to Foxtel in Australia, Choice TV in New Zealand, Sky Italia in Italy, and to Viasat in CEE and Africa.

Also known as Last Days of Pompeii, the series is produced by Voltage TV, and aired on Channel 5 in the UK.

The three-part series looks at the final days of life in the Roman city, as told by historian Dr. Bettany Hughes, archaeologist Raksha Dave and John Sergeant, and reveals secrets from new archaeological digs and technologies.

 

 

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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