Fremantle boards Arctic Drift release
Global producer-distributor Fremantle is taking the Wild Blue Media-produced documentary Arctic Drift (w/t) to the international marketplace.
Arctic Drift (pictured; w/t) tells the story of the MOSAiC expedition, a $150 million climate research project coordinated by the Alfred Wegener Institute, at the Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI).
Fremantle is on board to co-develop and finance this international version of the film which will be produced for worldwide distribution.
Arctic Drift was developed through Fremantle’s German label UFA Show & Factual.
A local version of the show, Expedition Arktis will premiere on German broadcaster ARD.
Kinetic Content’s Slip Show lands in Germany
ProSiebenSat.1′s Seven.One Entertainment Group has picked up the entertainment format Slip Show, from Love is Blind and Married at First Sight producer Kinetic Content, a Red Arrow Studios Company.
The format sees teams of people race through a warehouse where every surface is covered in slippery substances.
Red Arrow Studios International will distribute the Slip Show format worldwide.
Based in Unterföhring near Munich, Seven.One Entertainment Group is the new name for the entertainment division of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, bringing together broadcast brands such as ProSieben and SAT.1 with the content, digital and marketing businesses all under one roof.
Filmmakers selected for The Better Angels/Lavine Fellowship
The Better Angels Society and the Crimson Lion/Lavine Family Foundation have selected the first-ever recipients of The Better Angels/Lavine Fellowship, a new mentorship program for history documentary filmmakers.
The Fellowship is a new element of the Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film. Each year, beginning in November 2020, five filmmakers who submit films to the Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film and who demonstrate significant potential will be selected as fellows.
The inaugural recipients are: Gregory S. Cooke for Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II; Diallo Javonne for French Kansas City Dreamin’; Geoff O’Gara for Home From School: The Children of Carlisle; and Peter Von Puttkamer for Soul Sisters.
Photo: Esther Horvath