ZED heads into Tsunamis
French indie producer and distributor ZED is following a group of “tsunami hunters” for an upcoming documentary for Arte France.
Directed by Pascal Guérin, Tsunamis (pictured; 1 x 52 minutes) follows a group of UN hand-picked scientists as they head to Palu, Indonesia in a rush against time to find out why the 2018 Indonesian tsunami was so deadly before bulldozers level the ground ahead of the monsoon season. The film, which is currently in production, will follow the progress of the team led by Dr. Hermann Fritz from the Georgia Institute of Technology /School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
In addition to footage shot in Japan, China, Europe and North America, the film utilizes science, 3D mapping of the Earth, and reconstructions of past tsunamis in an attempt to predict futures ones.
Tsunamis will be completed in June 2019.
Endemol Shine Int’l renews MasterChef Indonesia for Season 5
Global distributor Endemol Shine International has renewed MasterChef Indonesia for a fifth season with Indonesian commercial television network P.T. Rajawali Citra Televisi.
The culinary competition format searches out the best amateur cook in the country through individual and team challenges. Amateur chefs are judged by some of the country’s top chefs and distinguished food critics as they battle it out to be crowned the nation’s MasterChef.
MasterChef is repped internationally by Endemol Shine Group and is based on a format originally created by Franc Roddam.
The season five deal renewal was negotiated by Endemol Shine International’s Rashmi Bajpai and Jasmine Goh.
Prime inks major content deals with Museum Channel, Stingray
Producer-distributor Prime Entertainment Group has sent a large package of music & arts series to art television network Museum Channel and music broadcaster Stingray.
The deals include the titles Graffiti: From the Streets to the Museums (1 x 52 minutes), China Art (1 x 52 minutes), Anderson Paak (1 x 45 minutes), Charles Bradley (1 x 60 minutes), Christian Scott (1 x 60 minutes), and Theophilus London (1 x 60 minutes), among others.
Museum Channel – formerly Purescreens Museum – was re-launched in 2017 and is currently carried by French broadcaster Canal+. Stingray, meanwhile, offers a variety of music programs across all genres to more than 400 million households daily.