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Greenlit: London School of Modelling, ITV2

London School of Modelling w/t (5 x 60′) – Pineapple Dance Studios-style ob doc set in a modelling agency. Channel: ITV2 Producer: Mighty Fine Productions TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: My Hoarder Mum, BBC1

My Hoarder Mum w/t (1 x 52′) – Jasmine Harman (A Place in the Sun) takes a look at extreme hoarders and confronts her mother who is a hoarder. Channel: BBC1 Producer: TwoFour TX: Late 2011 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: A Night with Will Young, ITV1

A Night with Will Young – Music show that looks at Will Young’s career from winning Pop Idol to present day. Channel: ITV1 Producer: Victory Television TX: Late 2011 Source: C21

Greenlit: Hidden Potential, Channel 4

Hidden Potential w/t (6 x 60′) –  Richard Bacon travels the UK trying to uncover the secret mental, physical and creative skills of the general public eg. learning a language in a few months. Channel: Channel 4 (ad funded by a financial services company) Producer: Silver River TX: Early 2012 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Matt & Allegra’s Big Farm, UKTV Good Food

Matt & Allegra’s Big Farm (10 x 30′) – Docuseries that sees ex-England rugby star Matt Dawson and chef Allegra McEvedy seek out some of the UK’s best farm produce to prepare a huge banquet. Channel: UKTV Good Food / ad funded EBLEX (the English Beef & Lamb Executive) Producer: Denham Productions TX: 26th September […]

In: Michael Dingley, SVP/Content & Development, The Weather Channel

Michael Dingley has been appointed as  Senior Vice President/Content and Development at The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC), reporting to Bob Walker. Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Crazy About Pippa, TLC

Crazy About Pippa (1 x 60′) – Documentary profile of Pippa Middleton, who caused a stir when she acted as the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton’s Maid of Honor. Channel: TLC Producer: Target Entertainment TX: 9th August, 2011 Source: Realscreen

In: Jennifer McGovern, Director, Development and Production, Oxygen (West Coast)

Jennifer McGovern has been appointed as Director of Development and Production, Oxygen Media in Los Angeles. She was previously Manager of Programming at TLC. Source: TVTracker

In: Dave Kuba, Director of Development, High Noon Entertainment

Dave Kuba has been appointed as Director of Development, High Noon Entertainment. Source: TVTracker

In: David Gross, VP Development, Oxygen

David Gross has been appointed as Vice President of Development at Oxygen Media. He was previously SVP Development at Tijuana Entertainment. Source: TVTracker

Out: Lindsay Goffman, Development Executive, FremantleMedia North America

Lindsay Goffman has left her role as Development Executive at FremantleMedia North America and has been appointed as Vice President of Development at Gross Entertainment. Source: TVTracker

Out: Amy Introcaso-Davis, SVP Original Programming & Development, Oxygen

Amy Introcaso-Davis, senior VP of original programming and development is leaving Oxygen (date TBC). Read more: Realscreen  

Greenlit: Norway Massacre: The Killer’s Mind, Discovery Channels International

Norway Massacre: The  Killer’s Mind (1 x 60′) –  Documentary that attempts to understand what drove Anders Behring Breivik to kill dozens of people in a bombing and shooting spree in Norway. Channel: Discovery Channels International Producer: ITN Productions TX: August 2011 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: George Harrison: Living in the Material World, HBO

George Harrison: Living in the Material World – Martin Scorsese directed documentary about George Harrison, featuring interviews with Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney, George Martin and Eric Clapton. Channel: HBO Producer: Sikelia Productions /  Grove Street Pictures / Spitfire Pictures TX:  TBC Source: C21

Greenlit: Narrow Escapes of World War Two, UKTV Yesterday

Narrow Escapes of World War Two (13 x 60′) – Documentary series that tells stories of extreme bravery and lucky escapes of soldiers fighting in WWII. Channel: UKTV Yesterday Producer:  World Media Rights TX: September 2011 Source: C21

Greenlit: The Secret Disco Revolution, Bravo!, Canal D, Knowledge Network, ZDF/ARTE

The Secret Disco Revolution – Feature-length documentary directed by Jamie Kastner that is an ironic investigation into the history of disco. Channel: Bravo! / Canal D / Knowledge Network (Canada) / ZDF / ARTE Producer: Cave 7 Productions TX: TBC Source: Realscreen The (Secret) Disco Revolution Trailer from Jamie Kastner on Vimeo.

Greenlit: Metal Evolution, VH1 Classic

Metal Evolution (11 x ) – Sam Dunn travels the globe to trace the evolution of heavy metal music. Channel: VH1 Classic Producer: Banger Films TX: 11th November 2011 Source: Realscreen

I Know What Drugs You Did Last Night: Ketamine Kid

Three Billion dug up this video of a guy at a party and suggest it could be the best anti-drugs video ever. Decide for yourself:

Greenlit: Master Debators with Jay Mohr, FUEL TV

Master Debator with Jay Mohr – Celebrity panel debate show hosted by comedian Jay Mohr – subjects under discussion included sports, women and entertainment. Channel: FUEL TV Producer: DLP Entertainment TX: 7th September 2011 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: The Circus, ITV1

The Circus (1 x 60′) – Documentary that follows the acts of family-run Paulos Circus over the course of a summer season of touring the UK. Channel: ITV1 Producer: ITV Studios TX: November, 2011 Source: Broadcast

In Development: Ballet Beach, Logo

Ballet Beach –  Observational series following the dancers of a major Miami-based dance company. Channel: Logo Producer: Beach Pictures TX: TBC Source: Cynopsis

In Development: Design My Dog, Logo

Design My Dog –  Studio-based competition series in which style conscious dog owners attempt to create designer clothes for their dogs. A doggie modeling contract and cash prize awaits the winners. Channel: Logo Producer: 10×10 Productions TX: TBC Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Survival, BBC1

Survival (6 x 60′) – Natural history series about the struggle to survive that faces some of Earth’s strangest creatures. Channel: BBC1 Producer: BBC NHU TX: 2014 Source: C21

Greenlit: How Life Works, BBC2

How Life Works (4×60′) –  Natural history series that reveals how disparate species couldn’t exist without each other. Channel: BBC2 Producer: BBC NHU TX: Spring 2012 Source: C21

Hot Chocolate for Bedouins

Filmmaker Sebastian Lindstrom aims to raise awareness about issues around the world using documentary, but appears to do so with a rare wit and sense of the absurd. His documentary Hot Chocolate for Bedouins promotes camel milk as a healthy alternative to cow’s milk.  The documentary is part of his work his nonprofit foundation What […]

Greenlit: Weed Wars, Discovery Channel

Weed Wars (4 x 60′) – See the now legal business of the country’s leading medicinal cannabis dispensary from the inside.  It is a familiar story: a start-up business, demanding clients and the ever-looming possibility that it could all go belly up…But this is not exactly a typical business.  When California voters passed the Compassionate […]

In Development: Big Loud Lisa, Logo

Big Loud Lisa – Docuseries  that follows newly wed couple Lisa Lampanelli and her husband as she travels the country as a comedian. Channel: Logo Producer: Borderline Amazing Productions TX: TBC Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Jump Shipp, Halogen TV

Jump Shipp (10 x ) – Motivational coach Josh Shipp helps people set goals to get their dream job. Channel: Halogen TV Producer: Dot & Cross TX: 21st October 2011 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Roadworthy: The Invisible Children Tour, Halogen TV

Roadworthy:  The Invisible Children Tour (10 x ) – Docuseries that follows volunteer aid workers in Uganda who look after children for the charity Invisible Children. Channel: Halogen TV Producer: Tyler Garnett TX: 26th September 2011 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: The Dark, BBC2

The Dark (3×60′) –  Natural history series that uses night filming techniques to observe the animals, fish and reptiles living in rivers, caves and oceans. Channel: BBC2 Producer: BBC NHU TX: 2012 Source: C21

Greenlit: Wild Arabia, BBC2

Wild Arabia (3×60′) – HD documentary series following wild Arabian leopards. Channel: BBC2 Producer: BBC NHU TX: 2013 Source: C21

India Outsources Call Centres to the USA

The Washington Post reports that rising wages in India have led Indian outsourcing companies to staff their call centres with workers in America. The workers, largely uneducated African Americans earn around $12-14 an hour plus bonuses, which is four times the wage for a similar worker in India. They get dress-down privileges and free lunch […]

Greenlit: The Love We Make, Showtime

The Love We Make – 9/11 documentary following Paul McCartney,  whose plane was grounded during the terrorist attacks, as he visits Lower Manhattan in the aftermath of the tragedy, and the subsequent build up to a benefit concert at Madison Square Garden six weeks later. Channel: Showtime Producer: Maysles Film Production TX: 10th September 2011 […]

Greenlit: Detroit in Overdrive, Planet Green

Detroit in Overdrive  (3 x 60′) – Documentary series about the attempts to rejuvenate Detroit, featuring people who have set up new businesses in the city, including a fashion designer and Kid Rock who has launched a new beer. Channel: Planet Green Producer: Discovery Studios / General Motors TX:  4th August 2011 Source: C21

Is Your Library Under Threat? Here’s a Solution

James Econs is a phone box vandal with a ‘Big Society’ conscience. Spotting a disused phone box in Horsely, Surrey he had an idea. A few hours later he’d installed shelves and books and turned it over to the community as a free book exchange. He’s now known as the ‘Banksy of carpentry’. Read more […]

In: Selina Mehta, Head of Development, Ten Alps

Selina Mehta has been appointed as Head of Development at Ten Alps, overseeing TV and radio development at Blakeway, Brook Lapping, Films of Record and Below the Radar production companies. Read more: Broadcast

Greenlit: First Homes, UKTV Home

First Homes (15 x 30′) – Gaby Roslin presents a series that follows first-time home buyers as they try to navigate estate agents, viewings and mortgage applications. Channel: UKTV Home Producer: Rockabox Media TX: Early 2012 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Siggy Flicker, VH1

Siggy Flicker (10 x 60′) – Docuseries following millionaire NYC matchmaker Siggy Flicker. “Smart people outsource everything…” Channel: VH1 Producer: Left/Right Productions TX: 16th October 2011 Source: C21 Hello, my name is Siggy Flicker, New York's top… by asksiggy

360-Degree Lens For Your iPhone

Kogeto, a NYC design company is about to launch a 360-degree lens attachment for the iPhone that can capture video in the round wherever you are. They crowdfunded it via Kickstarter raising more than $60,000 with 36 days still to run on the campaign (and a goal of just $20,000). Watch the video here:  

Greenlit: Planet Dinosaur, BBC 1 HD

Planet Dinosaur 3D (1 x 60′) –  3D special to accompany BBC1 Planet Dinosaur series. Channel: BBC1 HD Producer: BBC / Jellyfish Pictures TX: Autumn 2011 Source: TVB Europe

Greenlit: The Story of Wales, BBC Cymru Wales

The Story of Wales (6 x 60′) – Huw Edwards presents a series that explores almost 30,000 years of Welsh history.  It starts with a reconstruction of the earliest known human burial in Western Europe – the “Red Lady” of Paviland, 29,000 years ago. Its epic story runs through Hywel Dda’s uniting Wales under one […]

Hey NYC, What Song Are You Listening to?

Ty Cullen went out on to the streets of NYC to ask random strangers what songs they were listening to and compiled them into a soundtrack of the city. Watch the video: via PSFK

Greenlit: Jamie: Drag Queen at 16, BBC3

Jamie: Drag Queen at 16 (1 x 60′) – Documentary about a teen who came out aged 14 and is about to perform as his alter ego Fifi La True for the first time. Channel: BBC3 Producer: Firecracker Films TX: 20th July 2011 Source: Broadcast

In Development: The Mad Bad Ad Show, Channel 4

The Mad Bad Ad Show (1 x 45′ TX pilot) – Comedians Micky Flanagan and Mark Watson are each teamed up with an advertising executive to compete through a series of quiz questions and challenges that explore the world of advertising. The teams will each have to make advertisements and the show features vintage ads. […]

In Development: Off Their Rockers, BBC1

Off Their Rockers (1 x 60′ non-TX pilot) – Hidden camera comedy show that features badly behaved pensioners (based on a Flemish show Benidorm Bastards). Channel: BBC1 Producer: CPL Productions TX: Non-TX pilot Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Jamie Does it Outdoors, Channel 4

Jamie Does it Outdoors w/t (1 x 60′) – Chef Jamie Oliver cooks up BBQs and other recipes suitable for the back garden or campsite. Channel: Channel 4 Producer: Fresh One Productions TX: 19th August 2011 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Truck Stop Missouri, Travel Channel

Truck Stop Missouri  (11 x 30′) – Docuseries featuring the truckers and locals that frequent the Midway Truck Stop on Interstate 70. Channel: Travel Channel Producer: Leftfield Pictures TX: 3rd August 2011 Source: C21

Greenlit: Prank Science, Discovery Canada

Prank Science (13 x 30′) – Brendan Callaghan and Morgan Waters host a hidden camera practical joke series based on interesting, strange and quirky scientific facts. Channel: Discovery Canada Producer: Proper Television TX: 19th September 2011 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Natural Born Dealers, Discovery Canada / Planet Green

Natural Born Dealers (6 x 60′) – Docuseries following a US  family business that specializes in tracking down unusual vintage items for their dealership. Channel: Discovery Canada / Planet Green Producer: Proper Television TX: 12th September 2011 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Last Flight of the Space Shuttle, Channel 4

Last Flight of the Space Shuttle (1 x 90′) –  Documentary about the history of the space Shuttle programme, combining interviews and archive. Channel: Channel 4 / Smithsonian Producer: Darlow Smithson TX: 24th July, 2011 (Ch4) Source: TBI

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