How I recorded the Blue Planet II score with Radiohead and Hans Zimmer Blue

12 October 2017

 Planet II promises more spectacular natural scenes, including bottlenose dolphins in South Africa (Photo: BBC) Finlay Greig 2 daysTuesday October 10th 2017 Not many people get a chance to work with composer Hans Zimmer and rock star Thom Yorke – supporting the voice of Sir David Attenborough in the process.

 It almost sounds too good to be true. Indeed, veteran music producer Russell Emanuel admits to feeling “a little starstruck” when working with Zimmer and the Radiohead frontman on the BBC’s upcoming nature documentary Blue Planet II.

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Ericsson's report reveals huge move to mobile viewing

11 October 2017

Ericsson has released its eighth annual ConsumerLab TV and Media report, which reveals its far-reaching study into TV viewing habits and predicts the future of TV viewing in 2020.

The study sees a massive growth in TV and video viewing, with a fast and ongoing shift in the way consumers watch content.

 

Move to mobile and VoD

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Leading elephant conservationist Wayne Lotter shot dead in Tanzania

02 October 2017

Sophie Tremblay The Guardian

The head of an animal conservation NGO, and lead consultant on Jackson Winner 'The Ivory Games', was shot and killed by an unknown gunman in Tanzania in August.  

 

TMFS's Walter Kohler shared the news with our community in a moving one minute's silence at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Awards Ceremony, paying tribute to him and his work to fight to save the elephants of Africa.

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Silverback Films nominate Lliara Mallalieu os their Rising Star of 2017!

27 September 2017

We asked our NHN  corporate members to nominate the people who they felt deserved a pat on the back, or had made a particular contribution to their company this year. We are revealing these during our week at Jackson Hole Film Festival on NHN Buzz Track !

Silverback Films have nominated Ilaira Mallalieu, Principal Researcher The Hunt as their Rising Star because .....

Ilaira Mallalieu, Principal Researcher The Hunt

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BBC Studios NHU Rising Star is...Gavin Boyland

27 September 2017

We asked our NHN  corporate members to nominate the people who they felt deserved a pat on the back, or had made a particular contribution to their company this year. We are revealing these during our week at Jackson Hole Film Festival on NHN Buzz Track !Gavin Boyland, Series Producer

BBC Studios NHU – have nominated Gavin as their NHN Rising Star because …

 

Gavin has just recently taken on Series Producer responsibilities and in a very short time has demonstrated real skills and aplomb in running a happy motivated and agile team keeping story at the heart and safety paramount and communicating at a very sophisticated level with commissioner and management and teams.

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Brian Leith Productions Rising Star IS Ben Wallis

25 September 2017

We asked our  NHN  corporate members to nominate the people who they felt deserved a pat on the back, or had made a particular contribution to their company this year. We are revealing these during our week at Jackson Hole Film Festival on NHN Buzz Track !

 

Brian Leith Productions have nominated Ben Wallis as their rising star of 2017  because ….

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Silverback’s ‘Our Planet’ sets its sights on CBD 2020

21 September 2017

“ Planet Earth is a huge brand and became globally known –but it didn’t change the dial with regards to conservation when it launched over ten years ago” said Keith Scholey, Company Director of Silverback Films at his presentation at NHN’s Networking Morning this month.

The former head of the BBC NHU was joined by Jonnie Hughes, Supervising Producer of the online component of Our Planet, the company’s block buster Conservation commission which is currently in production. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nutopia Founder Jane Root on the impact of streaming services

17 September 2017

Nutopia founder Jane Root tells Robin Parker how streaming services are changing the shape of docs – forcing linear channels to up their game

Almost a decade ago, Jane Root cast off the shackles of the corporate broadcasting world to test her hunch that ‘mega docs’, made by the cream of British filmmakers for international audiences, could be the next big thing.

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ALAN ROOT: THE FILMMAKER'S FILM-MAKER - by Vicky Stone and Mark Deeble

28 August 2017

Alan will be greatly missed by many of us that knew him personally. We asked his old friends and colleagues Vicky Stone and Mark Deeble to write a fitting tribute to him.

This will fill you with admiration, and also bring tears to your eyes.......

Alan Root was a filmmakerʼs filmmaker - he combined a sharp intellect and a need for adrenaline-fuelled adventure, with a knowledge of African natural history that was unparalleled. He was passionate and humorous - a quick-witted story-teller who revelled in his art.

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ALAN ROOT; A TRIBUTE

27 August 2017

One of the greatest wildlife filmmakers of our era and a dear colleague, Alan Root, died on Saturday morning aged 80.

He was born on May 12, 1937 in London, the United Kingdom, and moved to Kenya as a child.

Root is known for movies including 'Serengeti Shall Not Die, Lights', 'The Year of the Wildebeest' and 'Action, Africa!', and wrote the book 'Ivory, Apes & Peacocks: Animals, Adventure and Discovery in the Wild Places of Africa'.

The filmmaker received more than 60 awards including two Emmys, a Peabody and The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.

In his tribute published in The Kenya Star, Delta Willis, former publicist for Survival films in the US, said: "He crafted narratives about ecosystems, with a full cast of symbiotic natural players, and not a croc-wrestling presenter in sight".

Root will be remembered for his contributions, captured in Willis' full tribute below:

 

"MAGIC TO MILLIONS OF TV VIEWERS"

From the wildebeest migration to chicks inside a hornbill nest, Alan Root brought the magic of Africa to millions of television viewers around the world. Not only do many scripts from the 70’s remain timeless, but his innovative filming techniques foreshadowed technology.

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