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Westdoc Online: Jane Root on Disney+ series “Welcome to Earth”

Realscreen is partnering with filmmaker and executive producer Chuck Braverman and his Westdoc Online video series to present his interviews with acclaimed documentarians and non-fiction content industry figures to its readership. In ...
January 6, 2022

Realscreen is partnering with filmmaker and executive producer Chuck Braverman and his Westdoc Online video series to present his interviews with acclaimed documentarians and non-fiction content industry figures to its readership.

In the newest episode of the series, Braverman sits down with longtime producer and Nutopia founder Jane Root, who’s an executive producer on the new Disney+/Nat Geo adventure series Welcome to Earth. The series follows star actor Will Smith traveling the world to explore great wonders with the help of elite explorers.

In the past, Root also served as president of Discovery Networks in the U.S. and controller of BBC2 in the UK. In 2008, she founded the TV production company Nutopia, of which she is still the CEO.

Root will be inducted into the Realscreen Hall of Fame this year in recognition of her career to date and Nutopia’s track record of producing award-winning documentary series on a global scale. Nutopia has made what Root calls the “mega-doc” — combining epic cinematography, action-driven drama and A-list talent — its focal point since its formation.

For this and other episodes of Westdoc, visit the official site here.

NOTE: The Realscreen Summit mentioned in this Westdoc Online video has been rescheduled from its original planned date since the video was recorded, and is postponed until June. It will take place in Dana Point, California.

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