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Greenlit: Legend of Croc Gold, Discovery Channel

Legend of Croc Gold – On the island of Bougainville, nestled just miles off of the coast of Papua New Guinea, sits one of the largest untapped gold reserves in the world. Miners from around the world have dreamt of prospecting Bougainville’s legendary rivers of gold, but few have dared come face to face with […]

Greenlit: Billion Oyster Project, Discovery Channel

Billion Dollar Oyster Project w/t  (1 x ) – A film chronicling the work of a group of young environmentalists in New York City. On New York’s Governor’s Island, an unprecedented program has an ambitious goal: to restore once-bountiful oysters and the environmental benefits they bring to New York Harbor. What’s more, the foot soldiers […]

Greenlit: Terror Studios, Canal+, Discovery

Terror Studios (1 x 60′) – Explores how terrorist propaganda is spread via the media. Platform: Canal + / Discovery (Italy & Asia) Producer: CAPA Presse TX: September 2016 Source: C21 Media

Greenlit: Sacred Cod, Discovery Channel

Sacred Cod – Chronicles the collapse of the historic cod fishery in the waters off New England in the United States. Scientists and environmental advocates have attributed the collapse to overfishing, climate change, and government mismanagement. Many of the fishermen — who are losing their livelihoods and way of life as the species have declined […]

Greenlit: Idris Elba: Fighter, Discovery Networks International

Idris Elba: Fighter (3 x 60′) – Docuseries that follows actor Idris Elba as he trains around the world to compete as a professional kick boxer. Platform: Discovery Networks International Producer: Shine North / Green Door Pictures TX: Early 2017 Source: C21 Media

Greenlit: Taking Fire, Discovery Channel

Taking Fire w/t (5 x 60′) –  Brings viewers into the hearts and minds of American soldiers, a captivating experience like nothing ever seen on film. The series is the story of a band of brothers deployed to defend one of the United States’ farthest flung outposts at the gateway to one of the deadliest […]

Greenlit: American Tarzan, Discovery Channel

American Tarzan – On a remote Caribbean island, seven challengers will take on Mother Nature’s most brutal obstacle course. Their goal: to not only survive the wild, but to master it. There was a time when man was truly wild. Survival meant silently stalking your prey, climbing high in trees to escape predators, and utilizing every […]

Greenlit: Everest Rescue, Discovery Channel

Everest Rescue (6 x 60′)  – One year after the earthquake that claimed thousands of lives and subsequent avalanche that took 22 lives on Everest, climbers have again returned to the highest mountain in the world. And the daring helicopter pilots who tried to rescue so many and who stayed to rebuild are again saving lives. This year, hundreds of climbers and adventurers […]

Greenlit: Hello World! Discovery Channel

Hello World!  (6 x 60′) – Takes a look at the wonders of the natural world through the eyes of some of today’s most celebrated musicians. The series brings out the universal themes of the artists’ music by using it as a soundtrack for the stories of animals in the wild.  It takes viewers deep […]

Greenlit: Dark Woods Justice, Discovery Channel

Dark Woods Justice – Deep in the heart of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula lies a forest so remote and unexplored that it’s referred to as “America’s Last Untamed Wilderness.”  With land stretching over 2,000 square miles and filled with some of the rarest and most ancient trees on earth, this vast forest hides dark secrets, including […]

Greenlit: Homestead Rescue, Discovery Channel

Homestead Rescue – In the last decade, two million Americans have attempted to leave behind civilization in favor of life off-the-grid – but most have failed. For the hundreds of families who decide to become homesteaders, the learning curve is a steep one. In this series struggling homesteaders across the country are turning expert homesteader […]

Greenlit: Rats, Discovery Channel

Rats (1 x feature-length) –  Director Morgan Spurlock’s feature documentary RATS based on Robert Sullivan’s NY Times Best Selling Book. Channel: Discovery Channel Producer: Warrior Poets / Submarine TX: Late 2016 Source: Discovery press release

Greenlit: Drought, Discovery Channel

Drought w/t (1 x 60′) – Looks at the water crisis in the West affecting 40% of the U.S. population, with surprising stories that reveal the causes and consequences of our water disaster-in-the-making and proposes some innovative solutions. Channel: Discovery Channel Producer: Telling Pictures TX: 4th August 2016 Source: Discovery Channel press release

Greenlit: Sonic Sea, Discovery Channel

Sonic Sea (1 x 60′) – Highlights the continued emergence of noise pollution in our oceans and those working to prevent its harmful effects on our marine wildlife, as we travel beneath the ocean’s surface to uncover the damaging consequences of increased ocean noise pollution and what can be done to prevent the extinction of some […]

Greenlit: The Wheel, Discovery Channel

The Wheel  – Survivalists go head-to-head against the world’s most unforgiving climates. While most survival shows feature just one or two extreme environments, this show demands that participants conquer eight distinctly grueling landscapes across the world, each requiring a completely different set of survival skills. With each turn of the Wheel, survivalists must tackle the […]

Greenlit: Sacred Steel, Discovery Channel

Sacred Steel – Takes viewers inside one of the most exclusive and unusual bike clubs in the world that produces one-of-a-kind pieces of art.  Jason Wilson opened shop with Sacred Steel over a decade ago and never looked back, crafting custom fabricated high-end choppers and painstakingly restoring American classics. From humble beginnings, Jason and his […]

Greenlit: Cooper’s Treasure, Discovery

Cooper’s Treasure – Documentary series that tells the incredible story of a legendary astronaut’s secret treasure map he began from space. In the 1960s, Gordon “Gordo” Cooper was considered one of NASA’s original space pioneers and broke the record for the longest space flight onboard Faith 7.  While on the mission, he discovered something incredible. […]

Greenlit: Trailblazers, Discovery

Trailblazers ( x 60′) – The quest to expand the boundaries of human knowledge takes scientists to the edges of the Earth where unseen peril lurks around every corner. From the deepest and darkest rainforest jungles to the edges of active volcanos, these men and women are searching for answers to some of the world’s […]

Greenlit: Deadliest Job Interviews, Discovery Channel

Deadliest Job Interviews – Adventurous job seekers attempt to prove what it takes to succeed in some of the world’s most dangerous jobs. Channel: Discovery Channel TX: 29th January 2016 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: World’s Toughest Prisons, Ch5 / Discovery Networks Norway

World’s Toughest Prisons (4 x 60′) –  Docuseries that finds out what it’s like to be locked up in some of the worlds worst jails. Channel: Channel 5 / Discovery Networks Norway Producer: Emporium Productions TX: TBC Source: C21

Greenlit: Diesel Brothers, Discovery

Diesel Brothers  – In the world of diesel vehicles, no one has more fun or builds bigger, badder trucks than Heavy D, Diesel Dave and their crew at Dieselsellerz. Their mega builds and awesome truck giveaways are the stuff of diesel legend. This show follows the team at Dieselsellerz as they trick out trucks, work […]

Greenlit: Killing Fields, Discovery

Killing Fields –  There are isolated places in America that appear untouched by anyone. But underneath the surface, these beautiful landscapes reveal a much more sinister reality – a dumping ground for bodies and a home to countless unsolved murders. This true crime series takes viewers inside an active criminal investigation as it unfolds. Shot in real […]

Greenlit: Telescope, Discovery Channel / Science Channel

Telescope (1 x ) –  Takes audiences behind the making of the James Webb Space Telescope, the latest innovation in the tool’s 400-year history. The Hubble Space Telescope, which has determined the age of the universe, confirmed the existence of black holes, and probed the atmosphere of a planet orbiting another star, turns 25 this […]

Greenlit: Men Women Wild, Discovery Channel

Men Women Wild (6 x 60′) – Surviving in the wild is hard enough, but imagine braving Mother Nature with only the clothes on your back, the gear you can fit in one bag… and your significant other. This series is a modern tale of survival in which three survivalist couples – including a husband […]

Greenlit: Survival in the Skies, Smithsonian Channel / Discovery

Survival in the Skies (3 x 60′) –  Uses eye-witness testimony, expert interviews, CGI and archive footage to explore technological innovations that have allowed humankind to conquer the skies, focusing on the invention of the parachute, the ejector seat and the space suit. Channel: Smithsonian Channel / Discovery Producer: Arrow Media TX: TBC Source: TV […]

Greenlit: Sherpa, Discovery Channel

Sherpa  -Documentary that looks at how Mount Everest’s Sherpa community united in grief and anger to reclaim the mountain following the deadly avalanche that struck on April 18, 2014, killing 16 of their members. The project originally began as a documentary about the upcoming climbing season from the Sherpas’ point of view after a highly-publicized […]

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.

Greenlit: Ocean Masters, Discovery Networks International

Ocean Masters w/t (6 x 60′) – Docuseries that uses drones and CGI to explore behind the scenes of shipping company Maersk Group and follow the work of its crews, engineers and designers. Channel: Discovery Networks International Producer: Windfall Films TX: 2016 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Mega Berg, Discovery Channel

Mega Berg – Dive into the frozen world of icebergs. In this groundbreaking special, a team of adventurers and scientists put their courage to the test and embark on an action-fueled expedition into the Arctic to investigate the creation, life, and death of these stunning, frozen phenomena for the first time. A mega berg is […]

Greenlit: Rise: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper, Discovery / OWN

Rise: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper –  Explores the lives and families of boys and young men of color from four programs around the U.S. that are living the principles of the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative. The film also addresses President Obama’s challenge to cities and towns to encourage coherent cradle-to-college-and-career strategies for […]

Greenlit: Unearthed, Discovery

 Unearthed (5 x 60′) – Buried deep in the forests surrounding the small town of Falls City, Oregon is a fortune that only a few men know how to find. During the weeks leading up to the holiday rush, they are on the hunt for one of the most expensive delicacies in the world: black […]

Greenlit: Catching Monsters, Discovery

Catching Monsters – Up in the unforgiving North Atlantic, in a small sacred stretch of ocean, treasure lurks in the deep. In just 1,000 square nautical miles, a group of hearty fishermen battle it out for the biggest and most valuable fish in the sea – the monster Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. These massive fish make […]

Greenlit: Cuban Chrome, Discovery

Cuban Chrome –  After the 1959 Cuban Revolution and the subsequent United States embargo, it has been illegal to import American cars to the island nation – as a result, Cuba’s vintage American vehicles are frozen in time, and each of these cars has a unique story to tell. For Cubans, these cars are not […]

Greenlit: Killing Fields, Discovery

Killing Fields –  Uses the most up to date science advancements and technologies to reveal the deep history attached to isolated and idyllic areas in America that are killing fields; locations where crimes have occurred and have gone undetected due to their geography and outside elements that have erased the scene of the crime. Investigations […]

Greenlit: Lunar XPrize, Discovery

Lunar XPrize – It’s been 46 years since millions of television viewers witnessed man first set foot on the Moon in 1969. In 2016, history will be made again when Discovery Channel partners with XPRIZE on the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE to bring an edge-of-your-seat international space competition to homes around the world. In this special, […]

Greenlit: Pacific Warriors, Discovery

Pacific Warriors – This new series follows the only commercial fishermen in the world who fish from a kayak…alone.  With only a paddle, these brave Hawaiian men and women venture out to catch some of the most desirable fish in the sea.  They must rely on brute strength to pull in 500 pound Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi and […]

Greenlit: Treasure Quest, Discovery

Racing Extinction – In this documentary film, Louie Psihoyos and the group behind the Academy Award®-winning film The Cove, assembles a team of artists and activists on a new undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction. Spanning the globe to infiltrate the world’s most dangerous […]

Greenlit: Racing Extinction, Discovery

Racing Extinction – In this documentary film, Louie Psihoyos and the group behind the Academy Award®-winning film The Cove, assembles a team of artists and activists on a new undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction. Spanning the globe to infiltrate the world’s most dangerous […]

Greenlit: Everest Avalanche Tragedy, Discovery Channel

Everest Avalanche Tragedy – Documentary providing unprecedented access and eyewitness accounts of the rescue and recovery efforts after the 2014 avalanche at Khumbu Icefall, the area just above Mt. Everest base camp, which killed 13 and left three missing. The documentary will feature highly emotional and real-time footage, capturing the mobilization efforts of Sherpas and rescuers as they […]

Greenlit: Valley Uprising, Discovery Channel

Valley Uprising – Documentary that explores the stories of those who pushed the limits of what’s possible at Yosemite Valley, CA, going beyond the risk and commitment over the span of 50 years as rock climbing evolved from a group of self-reliant, bold mountain men who took months and years to scale the peaks of Half […]

Greenlit: Beast of the Abyss, Discovery Channel Australia

Beast of the Abyss (1 x 60′) – With new evidence of gigantic shark predation off the Western Australian coast, ocean explorer Dave Riggs will return to the sea launching a high-tech, deep-sea investigation to discover the secrets of a mysterious oceanic zone and the large predators that converge there once a year. Channel: Discovery […]

Greenlit: One Day in Auschwitz, Discovery Channel / American Heroes Channel

One Day in Auschwitz (1 x 60′) –  Documentary following one woman’s poignant return to Auschwitz-Birkenau 70 years after her liberation. This is the story of Polish-English Holocaust survivor Kitty Hart-Moxon, who was only 16 years old when she was sent to the notorious German-Nazi concentration and extermination camp with her mother. Kitty and her mother miraculously […]

Greenlit: Big Giant Swords, Discovery

Big Giant Swords – When it comes to gigantic swords, no one makes them bigger and badder than Irishman Michael Craughwell. Irish Mike is putting it all on the line to make his passion his profession by attempting to make a living designing and building these larger-than-life works of art. Joined by his trusty sidekick AmeriMike […]

Greenlit: Eaten Alive, Discovery Channel

Eaten Alive – Features snake researcher and conservationist Paul Rosolie who has dedicated his career to studying the Giant Green Anaconda, the largest and most powerful snake in the world and the top predator in the Amazon.  Rosolie has specialized in the western Amazon for more than a decade and his efforts have helped bring […]

Greenlit: Ebola Exposed, Discovery

Ebola Exposed (1 x 60′) – Fast-turnaround science documentary that explores the spread of the Ebola virus via interviews with experts such as Professor Peter Piot of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Channel: Discovery Producer: Sky Vision TX: November 2014 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Shark, BBC1/Discovery

Shark (2 x 60′ + 1 x 60′)  – For the last two years a team from the BBC’s Natural History Unit has been travelling all over the world making using the latest 4K and high-speed camera technology to film behaviour never seen before. The teams have been filming from the tiny islands of the South Pacific […]

Greenlit: Billy Bob’s Gags to Riches, Discovery Channel

Billy Bob’s Gags to Riches – Meet Jonah White, novelty king and owner of Billy Bob World in Hardin, Illinois – a place where redneck inventors can pitch their best ideas in hopes of striking it rich. After building an empire on his own invention – fake hillbilly buck teeth – Jonah has accomplished the […]

Greenlit: Last Tiger Standing, Discovery Channel / BBC

Last Tiger Standing (1 x 60′) – A team of experts braves the frozen forests of Russia seeking to track one of the world’s rarest, most secretive and most endangered animals, the Siberian tiger.   The Siberian tiger is the largest sub-species of tiger and the largest cat in the world. Their numbers have declined dramatically in […]

Greenlit: Rival Survival, Discovery Channel

Rival Survival – At a time when partisanship in U.S. politics litters the media landscape, this show brings together two real world political adversaries and maroons them on a remote island for a week. Disconnected from the world on an uninhabited island surrounded by shark infested waters that mirror the seemingly treacherous terrain of the U.S. […]

Greenlit: Life Story, BBC1/ Discovery / France Televisions

Life Story (6 x 60′) –  Presented by David Attenborough, this series tells the remarkable and often perilous story of the journey through life. Every animal on earth is in pursuit of nature’s greatest prize – the continuation of its own bloodline through its offspring. The odds may be stacked against any individual succeeding, but each is […]