Silverlining Rights picks up The Secret Life of the Long-Haul Flight
UK-based distributor Silverlining Rights has picked up the new one-off special The Secret Life of the Long-Haul Flight from indie prodco Brinkworth Films.
This special follows one of the biggest planes in the world, Qantas A380, as it travels from London to Sydney. With exclusive behind-the-scenes access, the doc reveals cabin crew secrets and uncovers how they transport animals, cook the food and service the plane.
The show premieres in the UK tonight on Channel 5 at 9 p.m. The doc sits beside other Brinkworth Films titles represented by Silverlining, including the law doc series, The Accused (3 x 60) and Secrets of the Mona Lisa (1 x 60).
NHNZ’s Man vs Octopus comes to Nat Geo WILD
New Zealand-based factual television production house NHNZ’s one-hour wildlife special Man vs Octopus is heading to Nat Geo WILD.
Produced in co-production with Nat Geo WILD, the program features a number of contests to determine who will triumph in the challenge of man against octopus. The show sets experts head-to-head and arm-to-tentacle against these creatures in tests of strength, camouflage and flexibility.
Man vs Octopus (pictured) is distributed internationally by FOX Networks Group Content Distribution.
The special airs on Nat Geo Wild June 4th at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Gil Formats’ Pregnant and Platonic inks new deals in Italy and Finland
Gil Formats’ factual entertainment format Pregnant and Platonic has inked new deals with two production companies: Bulldog TV in Italy and ITV Studios in Finland.
Co-developed by Gil Formats with U.S.-based prodco MY Entertainment, Pregnant & Platonic sheds light on men and women looking to have a child without becoming romantically involved. The series is based on Gil Formats’ CEO Assaf Gil’s personal journey to parenthood.
In this format, hopeful co-parents are guided through the process by experts in co-parenting. Once they choose a partner to have a child with, the series follows the couples as they face numerous challenges and difficult decisions before they can turn their dreams of becoming parents into a reality. Each story will hopefully result in a baby being born.
The format will be distributed by Gil Formats at NATPE Budapest 2017.