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Target, Back2Back pair up for “Royal Babies”

London-based distributor Target Entertainment and prodco Back2back Productions are collaborating once again on a new documentary, Royal Babies.
January 12, 2012

London-based distributor Target Entertainment and prodco Back2back Productions are collaborating once again on a new documentary, Royal Babies.

The one-hour special looks at “the bizarre and magnificent world of royal children,” following a busy year of British royal weddings, with Prince William and Kate Middleton marrying, as well as Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall.

Royal Babies marks the fourth copro for Target and Back2Back, after The Changing Face Of…; Kate and The Real Housewives of Anglesey; and In Search of Pippa Middleton, for Bio in the UK.

With the recent changes to the rules of royal succession - the first born is now first in line to the throne regardless of gender – this one-off special explores the history of royal babies, including the customs and traditions celebrating their births and what life is like for a royal infant. The doc is also billed as including interviews with people close to the royals during those formative years.

Target holds all international rights to Royal Babies, which is available in high definition.

About The Author
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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