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Extra: HBO Max slates “The Bridge Brazil”; TVF sells miscarriage doc

HBO Max builds The Bridge Brazil Production is underway on a Brazilian version of survival reality format The Bridge for HBO Max, produced by WarnerMedia Latin America in partnership with Endemol ...
August 16, 2021

HBO Max builds The Bridge Brazil

Production is underway on a Brazilian version of survival reality format The Bridge for HBO Max, produced by WarnerMedia Latin America in partnership with Endemol Shine Brasil.

The series will bring together a group of 14 celebrities from the worlds of arts, sports and social networks, to compete for the grand prize of R$500,000.

Isolated in nature, the contestants have a common goal: to build a 300-meter bridge to an island where the prize is located in just 20 days, using only what is around them for building materials.

Development is by Sergio Nakasone and executive production by Paula Kirchner and Anouk Aaron, from WarnerMedia Latin America, and general production by Nani Freitas and Eduardo Gaspar, from Endemol Shine Brasil.

General direction is by Rodrigo Giannetto and direction by Bruno Guerra.

TVF sells Misunderstandings of Miscarriage doc to broadcasters worldwide

Specialist factual distributor TVF International has closed a raft of sales for the documentary Misunderstandings of Miscarriage (1 x 60 minutes/1 x 80 minutes).

Produced by Sydney-based Neon Jane Productions in collaboration with This Film Studio, the doc originally aired on Stan and has been picked up by Lifetime in Latin America, DR in Denmark, NPO in the Netherlands, VGTV in Norway, RTS in Serbia and OSN in MENA.

It follows filmmaker and actress Tahyna MacManus on an intimate journey to confront the trauma, guilt and confusion of her own miscarriages.

Teaming up with other women and experts to find answers, the doc sheds light and understanding on an emotional ordeal faced often shrouded in silence.

Little Dot hires ITV’s Jen Leeming

UK-based digital content agency and media network Little Dot Studios has appointed Jen Leeming to the role of senior vertical video producer.

Leeming’s responsibilities include working closely with Little Dot Studios’ partnerships team in the Entertainment division across social video services, and setting the creative and editorial tone on various vertical platforms, including IGTV, TikTok and Snapchat.

Before joining Little Dot Studios, Leeming was a senior digital producer in ITV’s Entertainment department for four years, responsible for leading digital output across flagship entertainment shows, including I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, Love Island and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

Leeming has also worked in digital content at Viacom and Sky.

She starts with immediate effect and reports to Little Dot Studios’ director of entertainment, James Loveridge.

Taco Rijssemus appointed CEO, All3Media Germany

All3Media Germany has tapped Taco Rijssemus to lead the TV production group as CEO, while continuing to lead its Dutch production companies Idtv and ICP.

The appointment comes as Markus Schäefer, who has run All3Media’s German business and overseen Idtv since 2015, has decided to step down as CEO.

Rijssemus will take over the role from Sept. 1 and will lead All3Media Germany’s production companies which include Filmpool Entertainment, Filmpool Fiction, The Fiction Syndicate, South & Browse, Tower Productions, Bon Voyage Films, and digital business Little Dot Studios.

The executive became CEO of Amsterdam-based Idtv in 2017, joining from broadcaster KRO-NCRV.

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