Extra: Nat Geo Wild fosters wildlife filmmakers; “Don’t Tell The Bride” moves to E4

Nat Geo teams up with Red Digital Cinema on wildlife filmmaking challenge Nat Geo Wild and Red Digital Cinema, a manufacturer of professional digital cameras, have partnered in an effort to ...
May 25, 2017

Nat Geo teams up with Red Digital Cinema on wildlife filmmaking challenge

Nat Geo Wild and Red Digital Cinema, a manufacturer of professional digital cameras, have partnered in an effort to support wildlife filmmaking.

As part of a competition dubbed “Nat Geo Wild’s Red Challenge”, ten filmmakers will journey on a 15-week mission to produce, shoot and deliver short films showcasing their modern take on the wildlife genre.

Each filmmaker will be outfitted with a Red camera and challenged to create films that inspire audiences to “let the wild in” while putting a new spin on wildlife storytelling.

The winner of the challenge will be announced at the 2017 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in September.

E4 commissions new series of “Don’t Tell The Bride”

E4 has greenlit new episodes of Don’t Tell the Bride from Renegade Pictures

E4 will air 18 new episodes of the show, which sees grooms take control of their wedding day, leaving the bride-to-be in hopes that her future husband will be able to pull off the wedding of her dreams.

With no contact between the couple for three weeks, the groom must organize everything from the venue, to the cake, to the wedding dress.

The show moves from Sky, who commissioned the series for Sky 1 before a change in editorial direction.

“We love making  Don’t Tell The Bride and we’re pleased that it has a perfect new home on E4,” said Alex Cooke, CEO of Renegade Pictures, in a statement.

Monte-Carlo Television Festival announces recipients of Special Prizes

Recipients of the 57th Monte-Carlo Television festival’s Special Prizes were unveiled yesterday (May 24).

Judged by expert international juries, winners of these Special Prizes are selected from the diverse entries received from across the globe as part of the Festival’s annual competition.

The Amade Prize, awarded to a television program that explores a human issue, contemporary or otherwise, will go to Reel Time: Isinulat sa Tubig (Reel Time: Forgotten Children of the Waves), from the Philippines.

Produced by GMA News TV, the documentary uncovers the determination of the children of Matnog, a remote village in the Philippines, to receive the education that is, for them, their only way out of poverty.

The Press Prize of the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross), which is given to a doc that highlights a principle of international humanitarian law, goes to Les Migrants Ne Savent Pas Nager (Aquarius, Rescue in Deadly Waters). Produced by France’s Point Du Jour, the documentary centers on the humanitarian crisis taking place in Mediterranean waters, as two journalists witness the daily commitment of those aboard the Aquarius, a vessel chartered by SOS Méditerranée with the objective of saving the lives of those attempting to reach Europe.

Fictional television film Ein Teil Von Uns (Part of Us) will be awarded two honours at the Festival – the Prize of the Monaco Red Cross and Signis Prize: The Silver Dove.

The 57th Monte-Carlo Television Festival takes place from June 16 to 20.

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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.