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Extra: YouTube preps Justin Bieber one-off; Love Nature grows in Northern Europe

YouTube Originals to launch Justin Bieber special YouTube Originals will premiere the special documentary event Justin Bieber: Next Chapter, offering exclusive insight into the Canadian singer-songwriter’s life in quarantine, on Friday (Oct. 30). Produced ...
October 26, 2020

YouTube Originals to launch Justin Bieber special

YouTube Originals will premiere the special documentary event Justin Bieber: Next Chapter, offering exclusive insight into the Canadian singer-songwriter’s life in quarantine, on Friday (Oct. 30).

Produced by Bieber Time Films, SB Projects (run by Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun) and OBB Pictures, the 30-minute special (pictured) provides a look into the Grammy Award winner’s day-to-day life during this unprecedented time of uncertainty, and follows as Bieber looks back at his life with his friends and collaborators from the intimacy of his own home.

Justin Bieber: Next Chapter is executive produced by Justin Bieber; Michael D. Ratner, Scott Ratner and Kfir Goldberg for OBB Pictures; and Scooter Braun, Allison Kaye and Scott Manson for SB Projects.

Justin Bieber: Next Chapter premieres Oct. 30 at 12 p.m. ET/PT on Justin Bieber’s official YouTube channel.

Love Nature expands into Nordic region

Blue Ant Media-owned wildlife and nature brand Love Nature has expanded its international footprint across Northern Europe through a two-year carriage deal with Telenor Norway-backed pay-TV operator T-We.

Under terms of the partnership, Love Nature will present its natural history and wildlife content, including recent commissions in America’s Wild Border: Northern Exposure and The Great Elephant Tale, to the carrier’s 600,000 English-speaking subscribers.

America’s Wild Border: Northern Exposure looks at wildlife along the world’s longest border between Canada and the U.S. while The Great Elephant Tale follows three different elephants as they navigate life in the wild.

Additional programming highlights soon to be made available to T-We audiences includes Malawi Wildlife Rescue (6 x 60 minutes), and Secrets of Wild Australia (7 x 60 minutes).

Love Nature is currently available via its branded linear and streaming platforms in 110 countries on traditional pay-TV platforms.

imagineNATIVE reveals 2020 festival award-winners

Miguel Hilari’s Compañía is among the films to have picked up documentary awards at the 21st annual ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival.

ImagineNATIVE’s awards presentation recognized film, video, audio, and digital media works from Canadian and international Indigenous artists and awarded more than CA$53,000 in cash prizes and in-kind services to selected films across 16 categories.

Bolivian director Hilari was feted with the Best Documentary Work – Long Format prize for his sophomore feature-length documentary Compañía at Toronto’s five-day Indigenous festival, which wrapped on Sunday (Oct. 25).

The 60-minute lyrical and mystical film profiles members of an Indigenous community that have returned to their small mountain village in the Andes to honor the memory of their ancestors for a festival of the dead. It was awarded a CA$5,000 (US$3,800) cash prize.

The ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival is among the largest Indigenous film festivals in the world, and showcases works from Canada and abroad illustrating Native art and culture in contemporary media.

For the complete list of this year’s award winners, visit the ImagineNATIVE website.

About The Author
Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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