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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 have established a regional office in Willesborough, Kent. The new base will focus on developing broadcast and corporate projects in the South East. The opening of the high speed rail link to London’s St.Pancras station as well as the Ashford Eurostar terminal makes it an ideal base for production both locally and into Europe. Infonation’s London office will continue to focus on international projects.
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 created a new web based TV channel promoting UK inward investment in China. The website, which will incorporate social networking, video case studies and talks by industry leaders, is intended to service the burgeoning inward investment sector of the Chinese economy.
In association with the extensive work carried out for the NHS new technology programme, Infonation has just produced a new video featuring the work of some of the UK’s leading industrial designers. The Design Bugs Out programme is intended to bring innovative product design to bear on many of the familiar items of furniture which are found on hospital wards. The designers were specifically tasked with designing out aspects of the products which might harbour bugs and create infection risks to patients.
Infonation have just completed a video supporting a new infection control campaign in London’s University College Hospital. The video which is designed to tie in with a staff and visitor education programme, is being made available to the general public via the video website You Tube.