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Campfire teams with Forbes and Olive Hill Media for TikTok feature doc

Wheelhouse-backed Campfire, Forbes Entertainment and Olive Hill Media have partnered on a new feature documentary about global phenom and controversy-laden social media platform TikTok. The documentary will take a deep dive ...
March 10, 2021

Wheelhouse-backed Campfire, Forbes Entertainment and Olive Hill Media have partnered on a new feature documentary about global phenom and controversy-laden social media platform TikTok.

The documentary will take a deep dive into the social media app and feature interviews with tech experts and entrepreneurs, politicians and platform stars, in an attempt to dissect TikTok’s success as well as owner ByteDance’s direct ties to the Chinese Communist Party, which prompted an attempted ban by former President Donald Trump and remarks from President Biden citing the addictive social platform as “a matter of genuine concern.”

“There’s never been a social media app that’s become so popular and so controversial, so fast,” said Ross Dinerstein, Campire’s CEO, in a statement. “Googling ‘TikTok’ brings up stories on everything from threats from the White House to class-action lawsuits, viral trends and social movements started on the app. For better or worse, TikTok’s at the epicenter of American culture, and we’re ecstatic to be reuniting with our partners at Forbes and Olive Hill to shed light on this wild, sensational story.”

The film will be helmed by Shalini Kantayya (pictured; Coded Bias; Nat Geo’s Breakthrough), and is fully financed by Olive Hill Media.

Campfire CEO Ross Dinerstein will produce the film. Rebecca Evans and Ross Girard are the executive producers for Campfire; Tim Lee and Michael Cho are executive producers for Olive Hill; and Randall Lane and Travis Collins are the executive producers for Forbes Entertainment.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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