Wildscreen opens with European premiere of “The Ivory Game”

30 September 2016

Wildscreen Festival will host the European premiere of The Ivory Game, a new Netflix Original documentary thriller about the murderous ivory trade, executive produced by actor, producer and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio on its opening night in Bristol, UK. 

 

The screening and VIP reception will take place at the Everyman cinema, Bristol, on Sunday 9 October before an invited audience packed with the world’s renowned wildlife filmmakers, on-screen talent and industry press.

Job Vacancy

26 September 2016

Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Producer / Director

Institution: Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Multimedia Productions Program

 

 

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David Attenborough and Chris Packam to present at Wildscreen 2016

22 September 2016

Join Wildscreen's patron Sir David Attenborough  as he shares his experience of the changing nature of conservation with broadcaster and passionate conservationist Chris Packham,. From saving charismatic single species like gorillas, to protecting complete ecosystems and to new technologies which offer innovative ways of experiencing and protecting our world, the future is hopeful.

 

This will be a hugely popular event and only open to Week or Thursday delegates. If that's you, keep your eyes peeled for an invite next Thursday 29 September and RSVP to secure your seat.

SMASH AWARDS BOSTON; THE WINNERS !

22 September 2016

NHN Members Ammonite Films must be glowing with pride today!  They have come away with the top prize - The Grand Helix Award for their latest film- Attenborough's Light on Earth at the Science and Media Awards and Summit  ( SMASH) that was held last night in Boston. 

 

 

Congratulations to NHN Members Nominated in Grierson Awards

22 September 2016

We were really excited to see so many NHN Corporate Members in the line-up of nominees for the Grierson Awards. Good luck to Offspring Films, Silverback Films and Tigress Productions and to our newest members BBC NHU/Studios! 

The Grierson Awards Ceremony will take place on the evening of Monday, 7 November at The Mermaid, Blackfriars, London.

The Grierson Awards commemorate the pioneering Scottish documentary filmmaker John Grierson (1898 – 1972), famous for Drifters and Night Mail and the man widely regarded as the father of the documentary.

Composer Al Lethbridge scores Supercat Film for BBC Natural World

14 September 2016

ON TONIGHT! NHN Member Al Lethbridge has scored an inspirational new film 'Natural World - Jaguars: Brazil's Supercats' narrated by Sir David Attenborough, and broadcasting tonight - Wed 14 Sept 9pm BBC2.

 

"The score is made up of my original music, alongside tracks from my earthMusic and Universal collections which I re-arranged for the film." said Al "It's intimate and emotional and has a real flavour of South America, featuring instruments like the ronroco, charango, and spanish guitars." 

BBC NHU. All's set for transformation

12 September 2016

The BBC’s Natural History Unit is to become more “entrepreneurial” under the leadership of Julian Hector as it prepares to make programmes for third-party broadcasters for the first time. Julian and Oliver Thompson, (newly appointed Head of Business at NHU) will be presenting their plans to Natural History Network members at the September Networking morning in Bristol. This article will be updated following the event for our members who cannot attend.

 

Hector, who was appointed NHU head last week following the departure of Wendy Darke in April, will steer the Bristol-based division through its most transformative period following the launch of BBC Studios as a commercial business.

Julian Hector; New Head of BBC NHU

02 September 2016

We are delighted to announce that Julian Hector is the new Head of BBC Natural History Unit !  

BBC Studios Factual has elevated long-time exec producer Julian Hector to become head of the BBC's Natural History Unit (NHU).

In the role, Hector will be charged with overseeing global brands and content across all platforms, setting and delivering the NHU’s creative and business strategy.

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