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With virtual reality demos becoming the “new normal” at festivals such as Sundance, a New Frontier panel saw top execs from Google VR, Vrse and YouTube Originals discuss the rise of VR storytelling, as well as the democratization of the medium. (Pictured, L-R: Vrse’s Aaron Koblin, Google’s Todd Shaiman)
The U.S. net has commissioned the Billy Gibbons-fronted automotive pilot (pictured) from LA-based prodco Intuitive Entertainment, while Toronto’s Banger Films will produce a feature-length doc on the hirsute American rock band.
In today’s Extra, Joe Berlinger (pictured) will have four docs screened at the Palm Springs fest, Sundance Channel comes to France via CanalSat and FranceTV Distribution shops new WWII docs.
The London-based distributor has secured a raft of digital content deals throughout China, and has also acquired China-specific projects. (Pictured: Transgenders: Pakistan’s Open Secret)
Exec producers behind such series as Council House Crackdown and The Island with Bear Grylls (pictured) have been promoted to senior positions in the prodco’s popular factual and features divisions.
In today’s ‘Extra’ wrap, Electus links with Delbert Shoopman to launch a new prodco, Bomanbridge inks deal for culinary format, and ITN Source launches the 2016 Short Film Competition with Sheffield Doc/Fest and Audio Network. (Pictured: Chef In Your Ear)
In this week’s round-up, renewals are on the way for National Geographic Channel’s Life Below Zero, Discovery Canada’s Jade Fever (pictured) and Science Channel’s Outrageous Acts of Science.
Kyriacou will oversee ITV Studios’ international production companies, ITV Studios Global Entertainment and the company’s international scripted strategy as president of International.