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Out: Ed Sayer, VP Commissioning, National Geographic Channels International

Ed Sayer is leaving his post as Vice President Commissioning at National Geographic Channels in London, to take up a post at Discovery Networks International.   Source: Broadcast

In: Simon Young, Commissioning Executive Producer, NGCI

Simon Young has been appointed as Commissioning Executive Producer at National Geographic Channels International’s (NGCI) global content hub, based in London and reporting to  Hamish Mykura, Executive Vice President and Head of International Content for NGCI. Simon will work across a slate of series and single films which will air on National Geographic Channel in […]

In: Jeff Hasler, EVP Development and Production, National Geographic Studios

Jeff Hasler has been named executive vice president of development and production for National Geographic Studios, the production division of the National Geographic Society. National Geographic Studios is responsible for all television, film and video production for the organization — from giant screen to digital short form. Hasler reports to Brooke Runnette, president of National […]

In: Hannah Demidowicz, Commissioning Executive, BBCWW

Hannah Demidowicz has been appointed as Commissioning Executive at BBC Worldwide, reporting to Julie Swanston, VP Commissioning, and Ricky Kelehar, VP Commissioning, BBC AMERICA. She will be responsible for developing and commissioning a slate of original content for BBC Worldwide’s new genre brands BBC Brit and BBC Earth, working closely with BBC Worldwide’s international channels network including […]

Greenlit: Apocalypse 101, National Geographic Channels

Apocalypse 101 (5 x 60′) – Capitalizing on the interest the Doomsday “preppers”, eight  US Marine Corps soldiers show people how to plan for, and survive, natural disasters and the anticipated collapse of civilization. Channel: National Geographic Channels Producer: Zig Zag Productions TX: March 2013 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Forecast: Disaster, Sky 3D / National Geographic

Forecast: Disaster (pka Storm City) (4 x 60′) – Ben Fogle presents a 3D series that uses eyewitness accounts and actors to reconstruct the effects of devastating natural disasters including hurricanes, an earthquake and a tsunami. Channel: Sky 3D / National Geographic Producer: Pioneer Productions TX: 4th October 2012 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Shackleton’s Whisky, National Geographic

Shackleton’s Whisky (1  x 60′) – A batch of whisky discovered in the Antarctic is analyzed and experts attempt to recreate it for today’s market. Channel: National Geographic International Producer:Talkback Thames TX: TBC Source: Broadcast  

International Factual TV Conferences and Festivals 2011

There are many documentary and factual TV festivals every year. This list only contains festivals and conferences where you can pitch/sell/network with channel execs. All prices are in USD unless otherwise stated. January History Makers Date: 26th – 28th January, 2011 Location: New York, USA Focus: “The  World’s best program makers… looking forward to the […]

Science Commissioners: Go Big or Go Home

If you are tasked with developing science programmes you face a number of challenges: the number of channels that actively embrace science is small, and sometimes those channels – in an attempt to attract as broad an audience as possible – can disguise their science content so thoroughly that it ceases to be science in the eyes of actual scientists. This makes for some uncomfortable conversations when trying to research and develop a science series or talent scout potential onscreen experts. Nonetheless there are commissioning opportunities out there for those dedicated and determined enough. A panel of science commissioners at Sheffield Doc/Fest discussed what science programming means to them and what they are looking to to commission in the coming months. Interestingly although many programmes and approaches were mentioned, few of them were recognisable as science.

Up: Christine Shipton, VP Original Content, Shaw Media, Canada

Christine Shipton has been appointed to VP Original Content at Shaw Media, Canada, commissioning content across all the broadcaster’s channels, including HGTV, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel, Showcase, History Television, Food Network and TVtropolis, plus more than 20 online properties. She was previously senior VP of drama and factual content at Shaw Media. Source: Realscreen […]

Greenlit: Developing Factual/Reality TV Ideas From Concept to Pitch – Filmography

Greenlit: Developing Factual/Reality TV Ideas from Concept to Pitch reveals how to get an idea for a documentary or non-fiction/reality television series such as Touching the Void, The Apprentice or Supernanny from concept to commission and explains why having a great idea is not enough. Candid interviews with fifty top industry insiders – including international […]

Meet the Factual Commissioner: Simon Bohrsmann, Nat Geo UK

Simon Bohrsmann, General Manager National Geographic UK recently outlined his commissioning needs to attendees of the Broadcast Factual Forum (March 2010). Simon commissions across Nat Geo UK and Nat Geo Wild (natural history). Simon’s view on Nat Geo UK: The audience is male-skewing and older He gets a fair amount of his programming from Nat […]

How to Become a Millionaire in a Recession.

Back in the early 20th century, during an economic downturn in the US, a penniless and jobless writer managed to get a poorly-paid writing job, when he was asked to interview famous men about their success stories. The writer was Napoleon Hill , and his first interviewee was Andrew Carnegie.

Carnegie told Hill that anyone could be successful, but that, “it’s a shame that each new generation must find the way to success by trial and error, when the principles are really clear-cut.” Carnegie challenged Hill to interview great men and compile the secrets of their success into one book. Hill accepted the challenge and worked tirelessly on it for twenty-five years.

The result was Think and Grow Rich, first published in 1937, and is still in print, 60 million copies later. It is claimed that Hill’s book has made more millionaires and inspired more success than any other book in history. It could also inspire TV programmes in a number of genres – history, biography, business and reality. (Photo by Unhindered by Talent.)