Volume LIII, No. 12, June 11, 2021

FRESH DANCE MOVES

Federation Kids & Family​​ (part of​​ Federation Entertainment) has partnered with​​ TVO​​ (Canada) and Canadian producer Sarah Haasz to launch​​ TVOkids​​ original​​ Let’s Dance,​​ a lively new docu-style​​ kids’​​ series.​​ Let’s Dance​​ is an unscripted, upbeat dance coaching series for children three to eight years old.​​ Federation Kids and Family​​ will handle worldwide distribution. The series is co-produced by​​ TVOkids​​ and​​ Pillango Productions, a new production venture created by former broadcast executive Sarah Haasz. This series marks her first independent production.​​ Set in the inspiring studios of the National Ballet School of Canada, this high-energy series features ordinary kids with big personalities who just love to dance. Each child learns a simple dance routine, and each episode ends with a finale performance at a surprise location. From breakdancing to Bollywood, country to K-pop, dancers explore the world of movement as they mash up a variety of dance styles like ballet with breakdancing and disco with tutting. These young movers are up for anything. Viewers will also hear about the challenges the kids encounter and work through via video confessionals shared in each episode​​ (39 x 7’).​​ 

CONTACT:​​ Federation Entertainment, Paris, France. Tel. 33-1-84-25-02-70.​​ Email:​​ info@fedent.com​​ ​​ Web:​​ www.fedent.com

 

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK

Behr Entertainment​​ is happy to announce a new addition to our catalog.​​ “Engelbert Humperdinck in Hawaii”​​ was performed in Hawaii in 2018 and featured many of his biggest hits, including:​​ “Crazy,​​ Am I That easy To Forget,​​ Il Mondo,” “A Man Without Love,​​ After​​ the Loving,​​ Quando Quado Quando,​​ Welcome​​ to​​ My World,​​ I’m Glad I Danced​​ with​​ You​​ (with Olivia Humperdinck,​​ Engelbert’s granddaughter),​​ The Last Waltz,​​ A Time​​ for​​ Us​​ and more.​​ This special concert is available for all media, worldwide​​ (60’).​​ 

CONTACT:​​ Behr Entertainment Ltd., Airmont, NY, USA. Tel. 1-845-368-1281. Fax 1-845-369-8219. E-mail ​​ wbehrent@aol.com

 

NEW INSTALLMENTS OF​​ "INGA LINDSTRÖM"​​ ​​ 

Chaotic emotions, great love stories and tragic fates – four new films are currently being made in the successful​​ "Inga Lindström"​​ series. Filming for the new episodes began in Sweden on June​​ 2,​​ 2021.​​ ZDF Enterprises​​ is responsible for the world distribution of the​​ "Inga Lindström"​​ collection, which will soon​​ total 92 90-minute programs.​​ In the first film, under the working title​​ "Inga Lindström: The Most Beautiful Wedding in the World,"​​ the romantic Lena (Magdalena Hoefner) wants to save a run-down hotel. To do this, she unceremoniously models it into an event location for weddings. But one of the first customers is, of all people, Lena's ex-boyfriend Anton (Julian Bloedorn), who causes long-forgotten feelings to flare up again. Lena has to decide what she wants: her old love affair with Anton, her current relationship with Sören (Philipp Lind) or a flirtation with the charming but completely unromantic Charlie (Jonas Minthe)? The film is directed by Matthias Kiefersauer, who also wrote the screenplay​​ (92​​ x 90’).​​ 

CONTACT:​​ ZDF Enterprises, Mainz, Germany. Tel. 49-6131-991-1601. Fax 49-6131-991-1612. Web:​​ www.zdf-enterprises.de

 

MIPCOM PLANNING FOR LIVE EVENT

With the COVID-19 pandemic apparently winding down,​​ Reed MIDEM​​ has announced plans to hold​​ MIPCOM 2021​​ as a live event.​​ Returning to Cannes for the first time since 2019,​​ MIPJunior​​ will be held October 9-10, followed by​​ MIPCOM 2021, October 11-14, conditions allowing. All relevant safety protocols will be followed to ensure a healthy and productive market.​​ 

CONTACT:​​ Reed MIDEM, Paris, France. Tel. 33-1-4662-1777. Fax 33-1-4662-1797. Web:​​ www.mipworld.com

 

SPOTLIGHT ON INDONESIA​​ 

Global Telemedia is distributing​​ “Indonesia,”​​ a comprehensive documentary series​​ of 47 episodes on the cultural, architectural and historical heritage of Indonesia.​​ Produced in vivid​​ 4K UHD, program​​ explores​​ the many facets of this endlessly fascinating country​​ (47​​ x​​ 26’).​​ 

CONTACT:​​ Global Telemedia Inc., Naples, FL, USA. Tel. 1-203-247-3888. Email:​​ gt@globaltelemedia.com ​​​​ Web: ​​ www.globaltelemedia.com

 

MOTHER/DAUGHTER​​ RENOVATION​​ TEAM

HGTV’s​​ popular mother/daughter duo Mina Starsiak Hawk and Karen E Laine are back in a new season of HGTV’s hit series​​ Good Bones,​​ premiering June 29.​​ Series will follow Mina, a real estate agent and mom of two, and Karen, a lawyer, as they expand their business to buy more dilapidated properties in their hometown of Indianapolis, demo them down to the studs and renovate them into dazzling family homes. This season also offers new glimpses into the duo’s personal lives.​​ Mina adjusts to caring for two young children while simultaneously taking the reins of the family business and working to make an even bigger impact on more local neighborhoods. Meanwhile, Karen's semi-retirement means she can focus on more of the landscaping, renovation and do-it-yourself projects that she loves the most​​ (6 x​​ 60’).​​ 

CONTACT:​​ Discovery Networks, Silver Spring, MD, USA. Tel. 1-240-662-5900. Fax 1-240-662-1986. Web ​​ www.discovery.com​​ 

 

ANTI-VACCINATION MOVEMET

A​​ Caravan​​ and​​ Quicksilver Media​​ production​​ for​​ Channel 4​​ (UK)​​ and​​ Arte​​ (France),​​ “The Anti-Vax Conspiracy”​​ explores growing resistance to COVID-19 vaccines.​​ ​​ an alarming number of people say they won’t be inoculated,​​ in​​ numbers large enough to cause​​ significant​​ concern.​​ At the​​ center​​ of it all is the anti-vaxx movement. They are​​ mobilizing​​ and they are winning. Not just on​​ COVID-19: on all vaccines. But people are fighting back. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Colette Camden, this film explores the origins and​​ growth of the anti-vaccination movement, and its impact on global efforts to defeat the​​ COVID-19 pandemic. Both a thrilling, globally-resonant story and a forensically detailed investigation, it promises to shed new light on a growing​​ organization​​ spreading fear and chaos which cannot be ignored​​ (90’).​​ 

CONTACT:​​ All 3 Media, London, UK. Tel. 44-20-7845-4389. Fax 44-20-7845-4360. Web:​​ www.all3mediainternational.com​​