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Mipcom: ‘Thunderbirds’ Are a Go in China; Oscar-Winner Simon Chinn’s New Documentary ‘War Child’ to U.K.’s Channel 4

18 October 2016 4:38 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has secured a major sale for its CGI-animated “Thunderbirds Are Go” (pictured), with CCTV taking the rebooted version of the television classic for China. The sale marks the first time that the 52-year-old brand, originally created in 1964 by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson using marionette puppets, will have aired in China.

Thunderbirds Are Go” saw the enduring brand rebooted last year using CGI animation and live-action miniatures. It is produced by ITV Studios and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures in association with Weta Workshop. CCTV has taken exclusive terrestrial rights for China with the 26-episode first series set to air on the state broadcaster’s children’s channel CCTV-14.

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Oscar-winning documentary producer Simon Chinn is set to bring his latest project to Britain’s Channel 4, which has commissioned “War Child” from Chinn’s company, Lightbox. The documentary follows the stories of four child refugees, told »

- Robert Mitchell

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Doc/Fest panel discuss getting films funded, distributed

15 June 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Simon Chinn (Man On Wire) joined by Dogwoof, Discovery and BBC execs.

A Sheffield Doc/Fest panel titled ‘How To Get Your Theatrical Doc Funded and Distributed saw industry heavyweights deliver a raft of advice.

Discovery Channel head of documentary and specials John Hoffman said every production company should be approachable “as you never know when the next great story will appear.”

Hoffman recalled his tenure as a producer at HBO, citing that no documentary was ever overlooked. Using the film Rape in a Small Town: The Florence Holway Story as an example, he recalled when Jeffrey and Charlene Chapman »

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