Attenborough and The Giant Dinosaur ! Review

25 January 2016

Retire? Pah! Have you noticed that the older David Attenborough gets, the more work he does? At nearly 90, he’s on the TV constantly – in the last few months he has done The Hunt, The Great Barrier Reef, and now this:Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur (BBC1, Sunday). Not just voicing it, going down there, to Argentina, scratching around in the dirt, getting involved.

 

Exclusive NHN Members' Event; In Conversation with George Fenton

22 January 2016

NHN Special Invitation to our Members :

 

 

 

Nordic Life offers great discount to NHN members!

22 January 2016

Nordic Life is a clothing company specializing in working with TV, Film and other professional to outfit them for any environment. 

We’ve been working with the BBC, Pinewood Studios and independent film makers for the past five years, learning what each member of the crew’s needs are.

Nature Picture Library and Nordic Life @ Networking Morning !

21 January 2016

January's Networking Morning was a crowd pleaser ! 70 natural history professionals gathered at The Town House to find out the hot gossip from the industry - who's doing what, what's being commissioned, and who the best talent is to get on your projects. 

We were treated to Naturel Picture Library's presentation - with MD Helen Gilks sharing her wish list and laying out what she can offer photographers and those with private footage to sell. You can read the details here.  

BBC to scrap controller roles for BBC1 & BBC2

19 January 2016

BBC1 controller Charlotte Moore is to take over the corporation’s entire £1bn-plus TV budget. 

“I’m honoured to lead the BBC’s channel portfolio into the future at such a significant time,” said Moore. “The creative opportunities this new approach brings will ensure the BBC keeps pace with our rapidly changing media industry. A united vision across the portfolio will encourage greater ambition and diversity of output, more creative freedom and quicker decision making”

The BBC is to scrap the controller roles for BBC1 and BBC2 after more than 50 years in a move that will see Charlotte Moore handed control of the £1bn-plus budget for all the corporation’s TV channels.

Shillinglaw to step down as boss of BBC 2

19 January 2016

Kim Shillinglaw is to step down as the boss of BBC2 after less than two years, as part of a major restructure that will hand Charlotte Moore control of the corporation’s TV channels and iPlayer.

Both Shillinglaw and BBC1 controller Moore applied to become controller of television channels and iPlayer - a newly created role - and the latter was successful. Shillinglaw will now work her notice before leaving the broadcaster.

First NHN Networking Morning of 2016 . Thursday 21 January

17 January 2016

We'll be hitting the ground running in 2016 - and that's the way we want to keep it !  

Our first Members Networking Morning will be held on Thursday 21 January at The Town House.  THIS THURSDAY !

One Strange Rock: Nutopia to produce landmark Nat Geo series

08 January 2016

 Jane Root’s Nutopia has teamed up with Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky to produce a landmark documentary series for US cable network Nat Geo.

The former BBC2 controller is producing 10 x 60-minute One Strange Rock in association with Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures.

The series, which is currently in pre-production, will film for 100 weeks around the world and in outer space to explore the particularities of Earth’s unique history.

Jackson Hole/CITES New International Elephant Film Festival

08 January 2016

Have you made a film on Elephants?

Did you complete it after 1 January 2007?  If so, NHN suggests you submit it now to be in with a chance of winning a prize at the new Jackon Hole/ CITES International Elephant Film Festival which will be held in March this year.

But the deadline of  15 January is looming, so send your ideas in NOW to be in with a chance!  DETAILS BELOW ! 

All categories listed below -  

Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough, review: a joy to watch

04 January 2016

Beautifully filmed… wonderfully narrated… national treasure… All those terms apply, of course. But, at the risk of shaking the foundations of the nation, I have to say there are caveats with this one.

Source: Terry Ramsey, The Telegraph

Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough (BBC One) is the latest natural history series from the great man and, to be honest, there is very little a critic can say about an Attenborough documentary that’s new.

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