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Plimsoll boards Nat Geo wildlife event “Earth Live!”

UK indie Plimsoll Productions has partnered with Bunim-Murray Productions and Berman Productions to produce Nat Geo’s global wildlife event, Earth Live! Under the deal, Plimsoll will produce the field aspects of the production – a ...
October 11, 2016

UK indie Plimsoll Productions has partnered with Bunim-Murray Productions and Berman Productions to produce Nat Geo’s global wildlife event, Earth Live!

Under the deal, Plimsoll will produce the field aspects of the production – a global journey featuring live wildlife activity from seven continents, all as it happens, live. To that end, the producers will employ the latest in capture technology, including night vision cameras that shoot in full color.

Plimsoll’s head of wildlife and marine biologist, Martha Holmes (pictured, right) and Andrew Jackson (pictured left), president of International Production, will oversee the project and serve as executive producers.

In a statement, Jackson, who, as EVP of landmark series and specials for Discovery developed projects such as North AmericaMonster Squid – The Giant is Real, and the record-breaking 2013 Shark Week, called the Nat Geo project “the most ambitious live natural history undertaking I’ve ever seen.”

Plimsoll is currently producing 23 series for both domestic and international networks.  Most recently, the company secured a minority stake in Andrea Jackson’s Magnify Media, a 50-hour order for Camp Zambia (Love Nature, Smithsonian Earth, Blue Ant International) and the appointment of Paddy Sellers as chair.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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