Broadcast News
Bookmark and Share
Off The Fence Announces Deal With Principal Large Format
Leading independent production and distribution company, Off the Fence, has announced that it had signed an exclusive output deal with leading giant screen (IMAX) producer, Phil Streather of Principal Large Format (PLF).
Under the terms of the agreement Phil Streather and PLF will be based in OTF's Bristol office and provide exclusive media services to Off the Fence, rolling in current giant screen and other theatrical projects in advanced development as well as generating new projects with Off the Fence. PLF is best known for its multi award winning IMAX 3D film Bugs!.
Narrated by Dame Judi Dench Bugs! has won many awards, including a prestigious Panda award at Wildscreen, has grossed over $32m at the world wide box office and is the most successful British theatrical documentary of all time.
Ellen Windemuth, Managing Director, Off the Fence said: "Phil Streather is an expert in the complicated process of live action 3D. Combined with his knowledge of the IMAX world and the rapidly emerging Digital 3D market we have great hopes for our future together."
Included in the development slate is IMAX 3D feature Flight of the Butterflies which interweaves the stunning natural history story of the epic migration of the monarch butterfly with the scientific detective story of the discovery of their over wintering sites in 1975. Flight of the Butterflies will be directed by Bugs! director Mike Slee and is a co-production with SK Films of Toronto, Canada. Digital 3D feature Great White 3-D is the story of human interaction with Great Whites told through the real life experiences of a fascinating range of characters, including shark attack victims, film-makers and cutting edge scientific researchers. Great White 3-D will be directed by renowned photographer Bob Talbot and is also a co-production with SK Films.
Phil Streather commented: "When I visited Ellen’s HQ in Amsterdam and met with Ellen and her senior staff I realized she has managed to create a special environment for good work. I have huge admiration for OTF’s output and the company’s position in the industry and look forward to working closely with Ellen, and Director of Production Joe Kennedy, to build a successful theatrical features division."

Top Broadcast News Stories
Neumann KH Installed In Calrec
A Neumann 5.1 surround system has been installed at Calrec’s Hebden Bridge headquarters, allowing its clients to accurately experience the superior au
dbn Co-operates In Gala Event
Manchester, UK based lighting specialist dbn was once again involved in the ambitious production at the heart of the Co-Operative Retail Trading Group
Vidchecker Auto QC Integrated with Snell Workflow Automation
Vidcheck, a supplier of software for automated quality control and automated correction of file-based media, has announced that its 'Vidchecker' autom
Estonia Public Broadcasting And HARMAN Studer's Vista 5 M3 Digital Console
Estonia Public Broadcasting recently upgraded its OB van with a HARMAN Studer Vista 5 M3 digital console. The organization chose to make the upgrade i
Classical Sensation Reinvents Chopin with DPA Microphones
Debuting on iTunes Classical at #1 before its official release, the Chopin Variations by celebrated pianist and composer Chad Lawson, violinist
Key Firms Donate to SMPTE Centennial Campaign
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), has announced that the Walt Disney Company, Panasonic, and Dolby Laboratories have mad
Blackmagic Design Used In 'Sonic Highways'
Blackmagic Design has announced that several of its Pocket Cinema Cameras were used to shoot behind the scenes footage and B roll for the Foo Fighters
FOR-A Brings Switchers, Multi-Viewers, And More To Caper 201
FOR-A America will exhibit several of its video production solutions at the upcoming CAPER show takeing place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from October
HARMAN'S AKG Celebrate C214 as Best-Selling Condenser Microphone
HARMAN's AKG has announced that its C214 microphone has been the "best-selling condenser microphone for studio and stage in the United States over the
Sony Collaborates With Evertz
Sony and Evertz are working together to develop new IP interoperability technologies, following an announcement of their strategic alliance at IBC in