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'Catastrophe Averted' As Pioneer Calls In Passion Distribution

Passion Distribution and Pioneer Productions have announced their first project together as Pioneer gives Passion distribution rights to CATASTROPHE, a major documentary series produced by Pioneer for Channel 4 and Discovery.
Multi award-winning Pioneer Productions is one of the most successful UK production companies and is well known for its blue chip documentaries.
It has, produced over 500 hours of adventure, science and technology, docu-drama, lifestyle, current affairs and history programming for both the US and International markets. Pioneer's critically acclaimed productions have attracted both high audience viewing figures worldwide as well as many prestigious awards.
CATASTROPHE is an absorbing series which takes us on an incredible journey through the extraordinary life of our planet – and in particular, examines the violent global catastrophes that have changed the face of the Earth.
These major global events were true cataclysms – each one wiping out much of the life on the planet – and setting evolution itself off on a new direction. In fact, were it not for these geological, climatic, and cosmic disasters – mankind itself would probably never have emerged.
With magnificent CGI effects and world-leading scientific experts, the series reveals how evolution has been fundamentally driven by these lethal events – and just how accidental our own presence on the planet really is.
The series is available in two versions, one fronted by Tony Robinson and one without presenter.
Sally Miles, Passion Distribution, said: "We are so proud to work with such a prominent documentary producer, Pioneer Productions, whose previous films have shown all over the world.
"Catastrophe is a wonderful showcase of their ability to take us on a journey billions of years back in time with such visual clarity. It is a true education, of global interest, on the history of our planet."
Jeremy Dear, Pioneer Productions, said: "Our planet has gone through some extraordinarily violent and extreme changes in its past that are fundamental to the development of life.
"It's an amazing story that cuts right to the heart of who we are and why we’re here. It’s truly a global story and it's great to have Passion Distribution as partners in taking this to the international market."
Passion Distribution was officially launched by its founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sally Miles, in 2008.
Billed as a 'unique, boutique and intimate style international distribution business' it represents great content and formats on behalf of UK and North American producers and broadcasters.
London and Sydney-based Passion Distribution specialises in popular quality programming and formats in genres including Factual Entertainment, Reality, Documentaries, Lifestyle, Game-shows and Comedy.

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