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Archive for October, 2011

Greenlit: Our Man In, Channel 4

Our Man In (3 x 60′) –  This observational documentary series follows the busy working lives of British Consuls and their staff in Spain in some of the busiest offices in the world – Alicante, Ibiza, Mallorca, Barcelona and Tenerife – as they cope with everything British holidaymakers and expats throw at them. Spain receives […]

Greenlit: The Tube, BBC2

The Tube (6 x 60′) – A major new documentary series with unique access to London Underground, which goes behind the scenes of the world’s oldest, biggest and busiest underground train network. Running a system built and designed in 1863 for the demands of the 21st century is an extraordinary feat. The series tells the […]

Greenlit: Footsteps of Thesiger, Abu Dhabi Media

Footsteps Of Thesiger w/t (1 x 60′) – Adrian Hayes follows the  1,000 mile route taken by explorer Wilfred Thesiger across the Arabian Peninsula, using basic methods of navigation and eating a simple diet of dates and rice. The journey is informed by Thesiger’s letters and diaries. Channel: Abu Dhabi Media Producer: Twofour Arabia TX: […]

Greenlit: Salvage Hunters, Discovery Networks International

Salvage Hunters (13 x ) – Docuseries following Drew Pritchard as he drives around the UK looking for items that can be salvaged to turn a profit. Channel: Discovery Networks International Producer: Cineflix Productions UK TX: Late 2011 Source: C21

Greenlit: User Generated Crime, BBC3

User Generated Crime w/t (4 x 60′) – Many of the crimes committed by teenagers in the United Kingdom are captured in self-shot footage from bystanders, victims, and often the offenders themselves, whilst others are caught on the four million CCTV cameras nationwide. This  new documentary series explores the human stories behind these shocking real-life […]

Greenlit: The Crusades, BBC2

The Crusades (3 x 60′) – Dr Tom Ashridge presents a documentary series based on his book, which looks at the 11th century Crusades. Channel: BBC2 Producer: 360 Productions TX: Winter 2012 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Salem: Unmasking the Devil, National Geographic

Salem: Unmasking the Devil (1 x 60′) – Documentary special focusing on the events surrounding the 1692 Salem witch trials. Channel: National Geographic Channel Producer: Wide-Eyed Entertainment TX: 19th November, 2011 Source: Realscreen

In Development: Guinness World Records Gone Wild, truTV

Guinness World Records Gone Wild (1 x pilot) –  A new series that challenges everyday people to push themselves to do astonishing things for their place in history. Jamie Kennedy (Scream, The Jamie Kennedy Experiment) hosts the pilot. Guinness World Records Gone Wild will feature average, everyday folks taking their shot at landing a place […]

Greenlit: Trashopolis, Smithsonian Channel / ARTE / History Television Canada

Trashopolis (5 x 45′) –  Comic book writer Jesse Blaze Snider narrates a docuseries that explores how Paris, New York, Rome, Cairo and London were built on trash. Channel: Smithsonian Channel (USA)  / ARTE (France) / History Television Canada Producer: Pixcom Productions (Montreal) / Taxi-Brousse (Paris) TX: 6th November, 2011 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Secret Pakistan, BBC2

Secret Pakistan (2 x 60′) – In the 1990s Pakistan helped create the Taliban to prevent Afghanistan falling under the influence of India, their enduring enemy. A number of middle-ranking Taliban commanders give detailed accounts of how Pakistan, and in particular its security service, the ISI, have helped train, arm and supply Taliban forces that […]

Greenlit: Bake with Anna Olson, Food Network Canada

Bake with Anna Olson (26 x 30′) – Pastry chef Anna Olson shows how to be successful with your baking, whatever your level of experience. Channel:  Food Network Canada Producer: Peace Point Entertainment Group (Toronto) TX: 2012 Source: Realscreen

In: Doug Baily, Director / Production and Development, Travel Channel

Doug Bailey has been appointed as Director / Production and Development at Travel Channel, based in Maryland. Source: Cynopsis

In: David W. Padrusch, VP/Production and Development, Travel Channel

David W. Padrusch has been appointed as Vice President of Production and Development at Travel Channel, based in Maryland. Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: World’s Greatest Body Shockers, E4

World’s Greatest Body Shockers w/t (1 x 120′) – Comedian Tom Allen presents a jaw-dropping romp through the most shocking body transformations the world has ever seen. From tattoo obsessed stars like Angelina Jolie and David Beckham, and yo-yo dieting celebs including Kerry Katona and Oprah Winfrey, to the fans of extreme body modification who […]

Greenlit: Steve Jobs: iChanged the World/One Last Thing, Channel 4 / PBS

Steve Jobs: iChange the World aka One Last Thing (1 x 60′) -Fast-turnaround documentary about the late Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple that features interviews with Jobs and his colleagues and friends. Channel: Channel 4 / PBS Producer: Pioneer Productions TX: 2nd November, 2011 Source: Broadcast

In: Alex Eastburg, VP Original Series, Spike TV

Alex Eastburg has been appointed as Vice President of Original Series at Spike TV in Los Angeles. He reports to Tim Duffy, SVP of Original Series (who describes the ideal written proposal in here). Read more: Realscreen

Greenlit: Rebuilding Japan, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific

Rebuilding Japan (6 x 60′) – A season of documentaries that focus on the efforts to rebuild Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March 2011: Seaweed Battles: Restoring a 1000-Year-Old Tradition (Studio Alta);  Photos from the Sea: Returning Memories to Tohoku (TimeRiver Pictures);  Reviving Japan’s Spirit: Record of the Tsunami Vintage (CTV); Creating […]

In Development: Date Me Baby One More Time, E4

Date Me Baby One More Time w/t (non-TX pilot x 30′) –  A comedy entertainment show, which aims to encourage estranged couples to rekindle their love. Stand up comedian Tom Allen sets out on a mission to bring exes back together in a series of ever more audacious stunts. Using anything and everything at his […]

Greenlit: Danger Zone, RLTV

Danger Zone ( x 60′) – Docuseries hosted by Richard Carlson (ex-US Ambassador), Renee Garfinkle (battlefield psychologist) and Bill Cowan (intelligence expert), that explores the history of 20th century military and counterintelligence operations. Channel: RLTV Producer: TX: January 2012 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Chef Hunter, Food Network

Chef Hunter (6 x ) – Carrie McCully, who specializes in head hunting chefs, travels the USA to find unemployed chefs and gives them the opportunity to win a fabulous job. Channel: Food Network Producer: Smart Dog/Valencia Productions TX: 10th November, 2011 Source: C21

Greenlit: Wartime Farm, BBC2

Wartime Farm (8 x 60′) – Historian Ruth Goodman and archeologists Peter Ginn and Alex Langland go back in time once more to explore how Britain’s farmers joined in the war effort to keep the country fed during WWII. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Lion TV TX: Mid-late 2012 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Male Hookers Uncovered, Current TV (UK)

Male Hookers Uncovered (1 x 60′) -Documentary that reveals the dark side of the male escort industry. Channel: Current TV (UK) Producer: Jesper Films TX: Late November 2011 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Babytrapped, Current TV (UK)

Babytrapped (1 x 60′) – Humorous documentary featuring a couple who became accidental parents when they neglected to take precautions. Channel: Current TV (UK) Producer: Accidental Media TX: Late November 2011 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Jodie Marsh: Bodybuilder, DMAX

Jodie Marsh: Bodybuilder (1 x 60′) – Documentary that explores the muscle-bound world of female bodybuilding, focusing on glamour model Jodie Marsh’s attempts to compete in a professional competition. Channel: DMAX Producer: Knickerbockerglory TX: January 2012 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: The Skinny Dip, Travel Channel / Travel + Escape

The Skinny Dip (8 x 30′) – Eve Kelly travels the world looking for the best spots to swim sans bikini. Channel: Travel Channel (Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia Pacific), Travel + Escape (Canada) Producer: Best Boy Entertainment (Canada) TX: TBC Source: C21

Greenlit: Bootlegged Booze, Current TV (UK)

Bootlegged Booze (1 x 60′) -Documentary that explores the dangers of the multi-million pound industry in illegal alcohol. Features interviews with bereaved relatives and trading standards officers. Channel: Current TV (UK) Producer: Northern Upstart TX: Late November 2011 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: The Toilet: An Unspoken History, BBC4 / S4C

The Toilet: An Unspoken History / Tai Bach Y Byd (4 x 30′) – Ifor ap Glyn presents a series that explores the history and design of toilets around the world. Channel: BBC 4  / S4C (Wales) Producer: Cwmni Da / Western Front Films TX: May 2012 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret, Channel 4

Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret (1 x feature-length) – Dr Stephen Buckley’s two-decade-long quest to uncover the secrets of Egyptian mummification has seen him transform his own kitchen into an embalmer’s laboratory. Using modern technology, including a Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer, he has identified the materials Egyptian priests would have used – such as salt, […]

In: George McTeague, SVP Production and Development, Gigantic! Productions

George McTeague has been appointed as  Senior Vice President of Production and Development at Gigantic! Productions in New York. Source: TV Tracker

Out: George McTeague, VP Development, MTV (East Coast)

George McTeague has left his post as Vice President of Development for MTV in New York. Source: TV Tracker

In: Timothy Kuryak, VP Production & Development, TLC (West Coast)

Timothy Kuryak has been appointed as Vice President, Production & Development at TLC in Los Angeles. Source: TV Tracker

In: Rachel Brill, Director / Unscripted Development, TNT

Rachel Brill has been appointed as Director of Unscripted Development at TNT. She was previously VP/ Development, Zoo Productions. Source: TV Tracker

Greenlit: Quiet Campus, mtvU

Quiet Campus – Shortform documentary series following four students at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C., a liberal arts college for deaf students. Channel: mtvU TX: 24th October 2011 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Noche de Perros (Guys Night Out), TeleFutura

Noche de Perros (Guys Night Out) (250 x ) – Late night chat show featuring Carlos Calderon, Gabriel Varela and Daniel Carles, a bulldog, celebrity guests and a house band. Channel: TeleFutura TX: 31st October, 2011 Source: Cynopsis

In: Lisa Logan, Director/Development, LMNO Productions

Lisa Logan has been appointed as Director/Development at LMNO Productions in Los Angeles. Source: Cynopsis  

In: Lori Rothschild Ansaldi, Executive Director/Development, LMNO Productions

Lori Rothschild Ansaldi has been appointed as Executive Director /Development at LMNO Productions in Los Angeles. Source: Cynopsis  

In: Amy Introcaso-Davis, EVP/Programming, GSN

Amy Introcaso-Davis has been appointed as Executive Vice President / Programming at Game Show Network in Los Angeles, reporting to David Goldhill, CEO. She’s tasked with commissioning programs that will appeal to women. Amy was previously at Bravo and Oxygen. Source: Cynopsis

In: Antonia Hurford-Jones, Commissioining Editor, Entertainment, Sky

Antonia Hurford-Jones has been appointed as commissioning editor for entertainment at Sky, reporting to Duncan Gray, Head of Entertainment. Source: Broadcast

In: Elvia Van Es, VP/Development and Programing, High Noon Entertainment

Elvia Van Es has been appointed as Vice President / Development and Programing at High Noon Entertainment‘s Los Angeles office, reporting to Pam Healey, Executive Vice President. Source: Cynopsis  

In: Jon Mountague, Executive Editor, DLT Entertainment (Manchester)

Jon Mountague has been appointed as Executive Editor at the Manchester, UK office of DLT Entertainment, reporting to Don Taffner Jr.. He is primarily responsible for comedy but will also be developing new factual entertainment projects. Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: 100-Year-Old Marathon Runner, Sangat TV

100-Year-Old Marathon Runner w/t (1 x25′) – Documentary following Fauja Singh as celebrates his 100th birthday and prepares to become the world’s oldest marathon runner. A British centenarian who recently became the oldest man to run a marathon is to be the subject of a new documentary. Channel: Sangat TV (Community TV channel – Sky […]

Greenlit: Bomber Boys Revealed, Channel 5

Bomber Boys Revealed  (1 x 60′) – A documentary telling the story of the Royal Air Force’s Bomber Command crews. The programme reveals for the first time how German hatred of the men they dubbed “Terror Fliers’ led to some downed pilots being sent not to POW camps, but to a concentration camp, and in […]

Greenlit: Lost Heroes of World War One, Channel 5

Lost Heroes of World War One  (5 x 30′) – A documentary series that draws on a unique archive of veteran interviews to tell the story of the war in the words of the men and women who lived through it – our last first-hand account of the conflict. Over the last two decades, Steve […]

Greenlit: Drop Down Menu, Channel 4

Drop Down Menu (30 x 60′) – Chef Matt Tebbutt fronts a new live studio-based cooking show that invites the audience to choose what recipes are tackled during the show. The audience and celebrity guests pass judgement on the finished dishes. Channel: Channel 4 Daytime Producer: Cactus TV TX: November 2011 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: David Rocco’s Amalfi Getaway, Cooking Channel / Food Network Canada

David Rocco’s Amalfi Getaway (6 x ) –  Chef David Rocco travels around the coast of Italy in search of delicious food and breath-taking sights. Channel: Cooking Channel (formerly Fine Living Channel) / Food Network Canada Producer: Breakthrough Entertainment TX: 2012 Source: C21

Greenlit: Why Poverty? BBC / DR / YLE / VPRO / SVT / NRK

Why Poverty? (8 x 60′ + 30 x shorts) A season of documentaries that address poverty to be broadcast by public broadcasters across Europe as part of a Why Poverty? season. Channel: BBC (UK), DR (Denmark), SVT (Sweden), NRK (Norway), YLE (Finland), VPRO (Netherlands) Producer: Steps International TX: November 2011 Website: Why Poverty? Source: C21

Greenlit: It’s All About Amy, Channel 5

It’s All About Amy (8 x 60′) – Amy Childs (The Only Way Is Essex/Celebrity Big Brother) gets her own show, which follows her as she embarks on setting up her own beauty salon business. Channel: Channel 5 Producer: Zig Zag / CP Entertainment TX: December 2011 Source: Televisual

Greenlit: White Room Challenge, HGTV

White Room Challenge – David Bromstad leads a panel of judges in a competition show in which aspiring designers attempt to create the most creative and appealing White Room. Channel: HGTV TX: Early 2012 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: My House, Your Money, HGTV

My House, Your Money – Docuseries following people who have to borrow money from family members in order to buy their dream home. Channel: HGTV TX: November 2011 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Hippo: Wild Feast Live, Channel 4

Hippo: Wild Feast Live (1 x 90′ + live streaming online) – A multiplatform event that reveals what happens to a hippo after death. The hippo carcass in question is located in Zambia’s Luangwa Valley by a section of the Luangwa river frequented by a range of predators and scavengers including leopards, lions, Nile crocodiles, […]

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