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Al Jazeera commissions Talesmith for “Earthrise”

News and factual network Al Jazeera has commissioned London-based factual prodco Talesmith to produce the environmentally-focused series Earthrise. The 6 x-30 minute series explores the most pressing environmental threats to the planet ...
January 17, 2019

News and factual network Al Jazeera has commissioned London-based factual prodco Talesmith to produce the environmentally-focused series Earthrise.

The 6 x-30 minute series explores the most pressing environmental threats to the planet and showcases the eco-friendly and innovative techniques being implemented globally to tackle them.

Stories featured throughout the program will include a group of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh who formed to help protect the country’s last surviving, endangered elephants; and a new restaurant in Finland that grows food on-site and recycles nearly all of its waste to help minimize its environmental impact.

Earthrise is executive produced by Kirsty Wilson and Martin Williams. The series is slated to premiere in May 2019.

“How we deal with humanity’s impact on the environment is of huge interest to global audiences,” said Williams, CEO and creative director of Talesmith, in a statement. “Earthrise is an eye-opening and informative series which focuses on innovative solutions – often developed by young people from around the world.”

“The importance of a program such as Earthrise, which seeks to offer environmental hope and inspiration, only increases as the man-made problems threatening our planet worsen and the need to find, and enact, workable solutions intensifies,” added Amanda Burrell, Al Jazeera’s executive producer for Earthrise.

Talesmith has also recently produced BBC2′s The Real T.Rex with Chris Packham and is currently in production on Life of Earth: From Space and Life of Earth: The Age of Humans for Smithsonian Channel and Zee Entertainment.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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