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08/06/2007

Waddell Media To Travel To Washington DC

As Waddell Media launches into principal photography in the US and Europe for the massive third series (26 x 60 minute) of 'FutureWeapons' for Discovery US, the company travels to Washington DC, home base of the Discovery Channels, to take part in a creative industries trade mission.
The Holywood-based independent is representing the best in Northern Ireland television production as one of the region's top ten film, television and digital media companies, selected for inclusion in 'Creative Belfast in DC'.
The two-day showcase event, held in the International Trade Centre, has been organised by Belfast City Council with support from Northern Ireland Screen and Momentum, as part of the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure's 'Rediscover Northern Ireland' cultural programme.
"It is a huge bonus for us to be taking part in this prestigious event in DC, with a big success story like 'FutureWeapons' in our back pocket," says Waddell Media's Managing Director Brian Waddell.
"For a number of years, we have been building excellent - and productive - relationships with broadcasters across the Atlantic, which have resulted in high-profile programmes like 'Chasing Time' for National Geographic, 'Life After Baywatch' for A&E and the award-winning 'Global Flyer' for Discovery Travel and Discovery International. We are also continuing to work closely with Fremantle Media in New York in developing a raft of ideas for the international market.
"And we are enjoying an exceptionally good working relationship with Discovery, who are over the moon with the success of 'FutureWeapons'. Indeed, a small group of their top executives spent a day with us in Holywood just a couple of weeks ago."
The event offers the participating companies the opportunity to meet potential clients and US media industry representatives.
He added that Northern Ireland is very much in the Washington DC spotlight, as one of the featured regions in the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival in July.
(SP)
VMI.TV Ltd

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