Nat Geo’s seeks to reinvent wildlife genre with “Earth Live”

July, 2017

Al Berman hopes the premiere of National Geographic’s Earth Live special doesn’t go as planned. It may seem like an odd wish for the award-winning producer, whose credits include Survivor, The Apprentice and Live from...

Earth Live, National Geographic; ‘Like Springwatch on steroids’

July, 2017

Described by its producers variously as “Springwatch on steroids” and “the Superbowl of natural history”, a major wildlife TV event comes to National Geographic this week. Earth Live ramps up the whimsical preoccupations of...

The ‘Super Bowl’ of Nature Shows Capitalizing on the live-programming trend

July, 2017

National Geographic bets on ‘Earth Live,’ featuring wildlife in action. Bats, bull sharks, lions and langurs are getting roped into the quest to create live television events. While other TV networks have used live...

Going off the Grid

June, 2017

Love Nature International and Plimsoll Productions’ Camp Zambia puts an ambitious, multi-year documentary filmmaking model to the test in a bid to tame surging costs and location challenges. Trace your finger along the 3,700-mile-long...