GoFundMe boards Indigenous docuseries
Los Angeles-based prodco Indigenous has partnered with crowd-funding giant GoFundMe on a fresh batch of episodes of its popular 60 Second Docs series.
The new ultra-short docs focus on human interest stories born out of successful GoFundMe fundraising campaigns, starting with Glitter Girl, now streaming.
Glitter Girl follows 13-year-old Jordan Reeves of Columbus, Missouri, who was born without a left hand and fundraised for her “Born Just Right” non-profit, which helps kids with disabilities by designing fun new products like Jordan’s glitter canon, which attaches to her arm.
Watch Glitter Girl below:
Jacqueline Tan, Kiwi Wang promoted at Parade
Singapore- and London-based indie prodco and distributor Parade Media has promoted Jacqueline Tan to the role of VP of Asia distribution and operations.
Tan was previously director of Asia. Her new remit will include developing and driving sales strategies for the company’s growing catalog of premium unscripted and factual content. She will continue to lead sales activities for Parade’s multi-genre programming slate as well as third-party acquisitions.
She was previously senior commercial manager at Endemol Shine Group and senior manager for China and Greater China at Shine International, following earlier roles at Viacom International Networks.
Meanwhile, Parade has promoted Kiwi Wang to operations manager.
DRG sends factual slate to Asian SVODs
Content producer and distributor DRG has closed two deals in Asia/Asia Pacific to send content to SVODs.
The first will see new content heading to pan-Asian SVOD/AVOD player iflix. The almost 50 hours of content heading to iflix include the doc Never Ending Orgasm (1 x 60 minutes) and a slate of hour-long royal specials such as Meghan Markle: How to Be Royal, Kate’s Wardrobe Secrets and The Queen’s Worst Year.
Singapore’s new factual SVOD iwonder will take almost 100 factual hours, featuring newer titles such as Dynasties: The Families that Changed the World (4 x 60 minutes), Titans of the 20th Century (6 x 60 minutes) and North Korea – Voices from the Secret State (1 x 60 minutes), along with recent additions to the DRG catalog like Private View: The Art of Collecting (10 x 60 minutes), No More Boys and Girls (2 x 60 minutes) and Manson’s Bloodline (4 x 60 minutes).
iwonder has launched in Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore and is due to roll out across additional countries in Asia over the coming months.
ITV sets Love Island for two seasons a year in 2020
British commercial broadcaster ITV is doubling down on hit dating format Love Island, committing to two seasons per year starting in 2020.
Early 2020 will see a new batch of contestants in a villa in a new South African locale, returning for a second season closer to home in the summer.
Love Island UK is produced by ITV Studios Entertainment and Motion Content Group.
The series will air on ITV2.