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Electric Pictures and Bristow Global Media Partner to Co-produce 
a Special Event Docudrama Marking the 100th Anniversary of the End of WWI

Commissioned by Corus Entertainment, Foxtel and BBC Scotland, Production is now underway on 100 Days to Victory.

Electric Pictures and Bristow Global Media Inc. (BGM) have started production on 100 Days to Victory, a gripping account of the last 100 Days of the First World War.  Set to premiere in Fall 2018 to coincide with the centennial anniversary of the First World War, the 2 x 60 minute docudrama has been commissioned by Corus Entertainment’s HISTORY® in Canada and Foxtel’s The History Channel in Australia and New Zealand, as well as BBC Scotland, with principal production investment from Screen Australia in association with Screenwest and the Canada Media Fund (CMF).

Through cinematic recreations, interviews with top historians and state-of-the-art CGI, 100 Days to Victory tells the story of how the Allied generals strategized to win the war.  Five of history’s most visionary leaders Marshall Ferdinand Foch (France), Field Marshal Douglas Haig (Britain), General John J. Pershing (United States), General Arthur Currie (Canada) and General John Monash (Australia) came together to defeat the enemy with unprecedented teamwork and innovation. Exciting and dramatic, this docudrama brings the men and women behind WWI’s finest multinational feat of arms vividly to life.

“This is such a dramatic and important story about one of the most significant turning points in history,” said Julie Bristow, President and CEO, Bristow Global Media. “We can’t wait to share this with audiences around the world and we couldn’t have asked for a better co-production partner in Electric Pictures, who have a strong reputation for producing first-class history content.”

“At its core, this is the story of how international co-operation, trust, and innovation won a war, so it is very appropriate that this mini-series is also an international collaboration. Canada is a natural fit, and we are thrilled that Bristow Global Media has joined with us to bring this important anniversary project to television screens,” said Andrew Ogilvie, CEO of Electric Pictures.

100 Days to Victory is a big story told by a strong collaboration of Australian and Canadian production teams. Screen Australia is delighted to see Australian producers working with international partners on projects of this scale,” said Liz Stevens, Senior Manager, Documentary at Screen Australia.Australian screen businesses are attractive partners for international projects because they know how to raise money and to produce quality programs whilst working across countries and cultures.”

“Screenwest is proud to support Western Australian filmmakers Electric Pictures to tell the story of this pivotal moment in Australian and world history, one that would have a large impact our place in the world as a nation,” said Ian Booth, Chief Executive Officer, Screenwest.

100 Days to Victory is an Australian-Canadian co-production for Foxtel (Australia), BBC Scotland and Corus Entertainment’s HISTORY, executive produced by Bristow Global Media’s Julie Bristow and Marlo Miazga and by Electric Pictures’ Andrew Ogilvie, Andrea Quesnelle and Phil Craig. Kew Media Group is managing the international distribution.

By | 2017-10-09T17:02:19+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Productions|Comments Off on Electric Pictures and Bristow Global Media Partner to Co-produce 
a Special Event Docudrama Marking the 100th Anniversary of the End of WWI

Director working from Fremantle and the UK required for television series

Electric Pictures seeks a Director with extensive professional experience in the production of specialist factual television series for National Geographic and/or Discovery.

Selection Criteria:

  • Advanced directing skills;
  • Experience in directing complex CGI;
  • Experience in directing History and Science projects;
  • Ability to travel to various locations around the world during shooting period(s);
  • Proven creative success in producing specialist factual series content to a high standard;
  • Highly developed management and motivational skills to lead a production team across all areas of production;
  • High-level of editorial skills and judgment, and
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines.

Applicants must be able to fully address the selection criteria.

Location:    Fremantle, Western Australia and UK

Duration:   10-12 months

Commencement:   July 2017

If this sounds like you, please send a CV and covering letter including referees ASAP to:  employment@electricpictures.com.au

Closing date 30th June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

By | 2017-06-23T15:58:39+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Productions|Comments Off on Director working from Fremantle and the UK required for television series

Crew Call Out

You might have guessed that we are going into production soon and are now extending the call out to talented crew to come and join us.

WANTED ASAP

Production Crew, Field Crew and Post Production Crew

Roles on offer:

 Production Managers
Production Co-ordinators
Shooter-Directors
Camera Operators
Sound Recordists
Editors
Edit Directors

 

We are seeking highly motivated crew members with proven broadcast experience for a number of upcoming productions in the observational documentary and specialist factual genres.

Experience in making programming for cable/pay TV broadcasters, especially National Geographic and/or the Discovery Networks, is desirable.

Length of contract and starting dates are dependent on the applicable position.

If you have relevant experience and you’re available, please send an introductory email along with your CV ASAP to employment@electricpictures.com.au.

Closing date: 30 June 2017

 

By | 2017-06-21T09:33:05+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Categories: In Production, Productions|1 Comment

Wanted – Series Producer / Director

Electric Pictures is seeking a highly motivated individual with extensive professional experience in the role of Series Producer / Director, for a character driven factual television series.

You must have extensive knowledge of – and the ability to craft – formatted content, along with significant experience in managing sizeable production teams. You will also be able to run an edit, and see production through to network delivery, in accordance with production schedules.

It is essential that applicants have substantial experience in making programming for cable/pay TV broadcasters, especially National Geographic and/or the Discovery Networks.

Selection Criteria:

  • Proven creative success in producing formatted content;
  • Highly developed management and motivational skills to lead a production team across all areas of production;
  • Advanced directing skills;
  • Proven track record in developing on screen talent and planning storylines;
  • High-level of editorial skills and judgment;
  • Advanced managerial skills in dealing with budgetary, planning and resource management issues;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines, and
  • Overseas applicants will only be considered if they currently hold a relevant work visa.

Applicants must be able to fully address the selection criteria and include examples of their Series Producing work.

Location: Fremantle, Western Australia
Duration: approximately 12 months
Commencement: July /August 2017

If this sounds like you, please send a CV and covering letter including references to: employment@electricpictures.com.au

Closing date 7th July 2017

By | 2017-06-21T09:36:19+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Categories: Productions|Comments Off on Wanted – Series Producer / Director

Electric Pictures seeks experienced Production Coordinator for documentary television series

We are seeking an experienced Production Coordinator to join our production team for an immediate start on a short-term contract, with longer term potential dependent upon ability and demand. This position is full-time and based at the Electric Pictures’ office in Fremantle.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following:

• Proven ability and experience in documentary production coordination
• The ability to respond accurately and clearly to a brief, and work in accordance with tight deadlines
• Confident and articulate verbal and written communication skills
• The ability to coordinate call sheets and schedules at a high professional standard
• Proven experience in the coordination of domestic and international travel, courier, and accommodation arrangements
• Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
• The ability to take direction from senior management
• Highly competent with both MS Word and Excel
• The ability to work harmoniously and supportively in a team environment
• Dedicated work ethic and willingness to adapt quickly and promptly to situations as they arise
• Must be available full-time

Please send your application and CV to the Producer at employment@electricpictures.com.au by close of business on Monday 26 June 2017.

By | 2017-06-21T09:38:42+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Categories: Productions|Comments Off on Electric Pictures seeks experienced Production Coordinator for documentary television series

Electric Pictures seeking Researchers for documentary television

Electric Pictures produces quality documentaries across a range of genres for Australian and international television broadcasters.

We are seeking researchers to join our development team for the purpose of undertaking archive, character and story research – initially on a short-term contract, with longer term potential, dependent upon ability and demand. These positions may be full-time or part-time (to be negotiated) and preferably based at the Electric Pictures office in Fremantle – although consideration will be given to experienced individuals working from home and/or out-of-state.

The successful applicants will be able to demonstrate the following:

• Proven ability and experience (or at least an active interest) in archive research
• The ability to respond accurately and clearly to a brief, and work in accordance with tight deadlines
• Confident and articulate verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent interviewing skills
• Strong research, analysis and organisational skills (experience in a similar role an advantage)
• An interest in history and science
• A demonstrable ability to generate ideas suitable for factual television, and to write them up in a timely and capable manner
• The ability to take direction from senior members of the Development team, and Executive Producer(s)
• Internet savvy and competent with both MS Word and Excel

Please send your application and CV to Development Producer, Greg Colgan, at gc@electricpictures.com.au by close of business on Friday 7th April 2017.

By | 2017-07-04T11:58:30+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Categories: Productions|1 Comment

Aussie Gold Hunters second season

The Aussie Gold Hunters crew has spent another hardworking summer in the Kalgoorlie Goldfields shooting the second season for Discovery. We look forward to resuming some fun times following the fortunes of the Aussie Gold Hunter teams when it goes to air in the middle of the year.

In addition to our Season One Aussie Gold Hunter teams, new talent joins this season. Solo prospector Rick Fishers left his home and career in Adelaide four years ago after striking a nugget the first time he picked up a detector. And husband and wife team, Ted and Leckie, with 12 years experience in the industry go for broke on an ambitious gold target for the season.

Our team of editors are working hard to get the episodes ready and rolling by July.

By | 2017-08-14T10:06:47+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Categories: In Production, News|2 Comments

Aussie Gold Hunters goes to air on Discovery

Aussie Gold Hunters is an unscripted, character-based 8 part factual series, set against the epic backdrop of the Western Australian Goldfields. Each one-hour episode interweaves the stories of our three prospecting teams as they move towards their season-long gold targets. Storytelling happens ‘in the moment’ with action unfolding before our eyes in dynamic, direct action sequences that lead toward the all important ‘cleanups’ that reveal how much gold each character has found.

The action stems from our prospectors’ all out efforts to unearth the gold they need to survive. Heavy machinery, heavy work, mining and prospecting, innovations and hard labour, physical mishaps, and the harsh elements are all part of the rich visual landscape of the series.

A special feature of the series is the prolific use of drone aerial footage which reveals the Australian outback from a stunning new perspective.

The narrative follows a rollercoaster journey of highs and lows: elation and joy at finding gold one minute, and the bleak despair of striking nothing but dirt the next. In witnessing the experiences of our prospectors on the Goldfields, we get a revealing glimpse of the harsh reality of pursuing dreams of gold.

The series premieres on Discovery channel, Quest TV, in the UK on Monday 1 August at 9pm.  It is expected to go to air in Australia mid September – we will keep you posted.

By | 2017-08-14T10:07:02+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Categories: News, Productions|Comments Off on Aussie Gold Hunters goes to air on Discovery