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06 Oct 2017

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 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.

 

About Bristow Global Media Inc. (BGM)

Bristow Global Media Inc. (BGM) is a Toronto-based content creation company, specializing in creating multiplatform content across all genres, including scripted, lifestyle, reality, documentary and sports. The company was launched in 2013 by leading broadcast executive and producer Julie Bristow, whose 20-year career at the CBC included the creation of award-winning entertainment divisions, the launch of national digital media platforms and the stewardship of iconic sports brands. BGM boasts a successful roster of linear and non-linear content, including: NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other (CBC, NBCSN, Rogers), Pressure Cooker (W Network), Hockey Wives (W Network), Canada: The Story of Us (CBC), Canadian Country Music Association’s CCMA Awards (CBC and CMT), Pardon My French (YouTube), The Zone (YTV, YouTube) and Corus' brand-driven kids' content and programming specials (YTV, TELETOON, Nickelodeon Canada).

About Electric Pictures

Electric Pictures is based in Perth, Western Australia with a regional office in Toronto, Canada. The Company has over 25 years of experience producing factual programming for the international television market. Andrew Ogilvie, founder and CEO, has built a worldwide profile with the production of award winning documentaries in a range of genres including history, science, human interest, arts, adventure, and international affairs. Our team has a reputation for delivering high-end series and one-off specials for broadcast partners including:  The War That Changed Us (ABC), Murdoch (SBS, ITV), Desert War (ABC, BBC Scotland), The Secret History of Eurovision (SBS, More Four, DR, NPS/VPRO, NRK, RTE, SVT, VRT, WDR, YLE), Singapore 1942 End of Empire (SBS, BBC Scotland), Skin Deep (SBS, Arte (France), UR (Sweden), WDR, RAI), The Great Escape: The Reckoning (ABC, Channel Four, History Channel (UK)), and Submarine Mission Impossible (ABC, ITV, ZDF/Arte, Alliance Atlantis (Canada)). We have recently expanded into the reality genre, with the second season of the hit series Aussie Gold Hunters (Discovery) having just gone to air.

About Screen Australia

Screen Australia is the Australian Federal Government agency charged with supporting Australian screen content through development, production and promotion across television, film, documentary and digital originals. The agency administers Australia’s official co-production program, in addition to the Producer Offset tax rebate which assists eligible television, film and online works to be made. Screen Australia provides a range of resources and opportunities to the industry including access to research, market intelligence plus special initiatives such as its highly success Gender Matters program. For more information visit screenaustralia.gov.au .

About Kew Media Group

Kew Media Group produces and acquires more than 1,000 new hours of premium content every year and distributes Kew’s catalogue of film, television and digital assets, to more than 150 countries worldwide on almost every available viewing platform.  library contains over 275 theatrical feature titles and rights to more than 6,500 hours of TV and digital content including major drama series, non-fiction entertainment, special event programming, kids’ series, TV movies and mini-series. Kew Media Group was formerly known as Content Media Corporation. Visit www.kewmedia.com.

 

For more information, contact:

Netta Rondinelli, Bristow Global Media

Netta.Rondinelli@gmail.com

416.303.0599

Jude Cockburn-Campbell, Electric Pictures

jc@electricpictures.com.au

+61 (0)8 9339 1133