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Extra: TCB greenlights two series; Hans Zimmer tapped for BBC’s “One Planet”

TCB launches two factual series London-based rights ownership and distribution company TCB Media Rights has greenlit two new factual series. Shocking Emergency Calls (10 x 60 minutes) follows incidents that start with a ...
February 20, 2019

TCB launches two factual series

London-based rights ownership and distribution company TCB Media Rights has greenlit two new factual series.

Shocking Emergency Calls (10 x 60 minutes) follows incidents that start with a call for help, exploring crimes and disasters from multiple angles, all centered around emergency calls.

The series is produced by Hunch Media, a new production house specializing in factual, true crime, unscripted factual entertainment and entertainment programs. The series has been pre-sold to Seven Network Australia.

Meanwhile, Underground Worlds (10 x 60 minutes) examines subterranean structures, both natural and constructed, exploring the different histories that led to their existence.

The series is produced by UK indie Phoenix Television.

Both formats are executive produced by TCB commissioning editor Hannah Demidowicz.

Hans Zimmer tapped for BBC Studios’ One Planet: Seven Worlds

Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer and Bleeding Fingers Music will compose the theme and score, respectively, for BBC America’s previously announced seven-part landmark nature docuseries One Planet: Seven Worlds.

Each episode explores the wildlife and landscapes of a different continent, with David Attenborough serving as host.

Zimmer and Bleeding Fingers Music previously worked on original music for BBC’s Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II.

One Planet: Seven Worlds is made by BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit, co-produced with BBC America, Tencent Penguin Pictures, ZDF and France Télévisions. Jonny Keeling serves as EP.

The series is set to air in 2020.

“It’s very different from previous big landmark series – each episode is a real, tangible place, a place where we live and belong and a place with its own unique feel and distinct character and that’s really exciting from a musical perspective,” said Zimmer at a BBC Studios trade event in Liverpool. “The character of each continent will be reflected in the music and I think that will resonate with the audience.”

All3Media sends Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back to Russia

Indie distributor All3Media International has sold format rights to culinary-based format Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back to Che Channel (CTC Media) in Russia.

The deal marks the first format adaptation of Studio Ramsay’s restaurant management series originally produced for Fox in the U.S.

The original series sees Gordon Ramsay spending 24 hours helping failing restaurants get back on their feet.

The local adaptation, titled Superchef, follows restaurateur and host Aram Mnatsakanov (pictured) in a similar role.

Superchef (20 x 60 minutes) is produced in-house by Che Channel and launched on Feb. 15.

Armoza’s Dance Revolution heads to Spain

Tel Aviv-based indie prodco and distributor Armoza Formats has sold dance competition format Dance Revolution to Spanish prodco Globomedia.

The original version was produced by Québecor Content and Fair-Play, and it originally aired on Canada’s TVA. The format rights were most recently picked up by Reservoir Prod in France.

The 11 x 90-minute series sees dancers from all walks of life competing and judged on their “revolution” moment, shot with state-of-the-art 360-degree technology.

Dance Revolution has revolutionized dance competitions with its state-of-the art technology that captures the most breath-taking moves of each dancer,” Armoza CEO Avi Armoza said in a statement. “We believe that Globomedia is the perfect partner with whom to bring Spanish audiences this innovative spin on a beloved genre.”

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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