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Infonation/Big Tree have been short-listed by the Wellcome Trust for a broadcast development award for their documentary series Julian Clary Wants To live Forever. The award which is intended to fund in depth research for the series, will be decided at a live pitching session at this year’s Sheffield Documentary Film Festival.
Infonation/Big Tree are developing a feature based on the successful burlesque review BurleXe. The project, destined for theatrical release, also includes a major documentary on burlesque and plans for a live tour.
Infonation/Big Tree have launched a nationwide amateur burlesque competition, entitled Burlesque Showgirl 2012. The competition, which begins it life on the internet is intended to develop into a six part television series. We are now in the process of filming auditions and have also established a video up-load facility to enable would-be competitors to post their own auditions to our website and associated YouTube Channel.
Infonation has established a joint venture with Big Tree Productions to develop factual entertainment and drama projects. The new venture will allow both companies to benefit from individual areas of expertise. Big Tree Productions MD Simon Wright was formerly the Head of Working Title Television, before setting up his own production company two years ago. Big Tree have an established track record in comedy and feature film production. Projects from the new venture will be produced under the Big Tree label and produced by Infonation MD Michael Blythe.
Infonation in partnership with German producer Thomas Bausenwein, have developed a four part television series which looks at the existential risks posed by unregulated scientific development. Drawing on the work of series adviser Prof. Nick Bostrom, director of Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute, the series will focus on Nanotechnology, the threat of Nuclear terrorism, Biotechnology and Artificial Intelligence.
Infonation has developed a new TV series looking at the new class of super rich Chinese. The series Beijing Bling will look at the extraordinary, lavish lifestyles of this new class of Communist billionaires and their insatiable desire Western luxury goods.
New for 2006, Infonation Media is embarking on a prime-time documentary series for mainland China. Letter Home will be produced by Infonation in the UK and will be originated entirely in Mandarin Chinese. This is Infonation’s second Chinese language series and is destined for an existing syndicated documentary strand shown throughout China. The completed series is expected to reach a first run audience of 110 million viewers.
Infonation Media has just completed an interactive CD ROM, Under One Umbrella, which profiles the role of young people across the Commonwealth. The CD ROM is based around a thirty minute broadcast documentary produced by Infonation; filmed in Africa, India, the Caribbean and Tonga in the South Pacific. The project, which took eight months to complete, includes individual diaries of featured contributors and an extensive directory of Commonwealth Youth organizations with direct links to the Internet.
The documentary is scheduled for broadcast on Commonwealth Day, and the CD ROM will be distributed to youth organizations throughout the Commonwealth.
Infonation Media have been commissioned by the Commonwealth to produce a broadcast documentary on the contribution of young people to vital social issues facing the 54 member states. The programme will look at AIDS education, human rights, sexual equality and the promotion of democracy. The documentary will be filmed in Australia, Gambia, Guyana, India, Singapore and Tonga. The completed programme will also form the basis of a multimedia CD ROM and an internet community which is also being produced by Infonation. The completed project will offer a global forum for youth movements throughout the Commonwealth.
Building on the success of our work for the UK government’s Think UK campaign in China, Infonation Media has just completed a further twelve TV news features for national broadcast in China. The features, which are due to be screened by over 230 regional broadcasters cover such diverse topics as the new Wembley Stadium, teenage tribes, congestion charging, Chinese food in the UK, young British olympic hopefuls and London Fashion Week.
The features are also scheduled for broadcast in Korea and Japan; further enhancing Infonation’s pioneering presence in the region.