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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
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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