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BBC Earth Enters Giant Screen Market; Selects Giant Screen Films

6/29/2012

MEET YOUR PLANET ON A GRAND SCALE AS BBC EARTH ENTERS THE GIANT SCREEN MARKET

BBC Earth announced today that it will be entering the giant screen market for the first time, and will create a slate of new films to be shown in institutions around the globe. The BBC is famous for its groundbreaking natural history content and BBC Earth Productions will be applying this film-making expertise to the giant screen market, producing bespoke new content for this format. To distribute these films to institutions worldwide, BBC Earth has engaged in a first look deal with Giant Screen Films.

Marcus Arthur, Managing Director of BBC Worldwide Global Brands, said: “BBC film crews travel to the wildest ends of the earth to bring us incredible stories and images that hold millions of viewers entranced worldwide. Working with Giant Screen Films, BBC Earth will be presenting these stories to audiences on an epic scale, a true celebration of our groundbreaking natural history film-making.”

Don Kempf, President and Founder of Giant Screen Films and D3D Cinema, said: “Giant Screen Films and D3D Cinema are incredibly excited to be working with BBC Earth.   For decades, the BBC has produced the world’s most outstanding and critically acclaimed natural history documentaries.  Their prolific production output spanning over fifty years is second to none; frankly, no one else even comes close. BBC Worldwide’s decision to bring the BBC’s considerable film-making talents to giant screen theatres worldwide is a groundbreaking development for our industry, and we are proud to be a part of it.”

Entering the giant screen market marks a major new step for BBC Worldwide’s leading natural history brand, BBC Earth. For the first time fans will be able to experience the BBC’s world-class natural history content on film screens nearly 10 times the size of a standard cinema screen through projectors powerful enough to be seen from the moon!

About BBC Worldwide Limited

BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximise the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the licence fee payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. The company has six core businesses: Channels, Content & Production, Sales & Distribution, Consumer Products, Brands, Consumers & New Ventures and Magazines, with digital ventures incorporated into each business area. In 2010/11, BBC Worldwide generated profits of £160 million on sales of £1158 million and returned £182m to the BBC. For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review website: www.bbcworldwide.com/annualreview

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About Giant Screen Films and D3D Cinema

Giant Screen Films is one of the world's leading large-format film production and distribution companies. GSF's mission is to create and share films that push the boundaries of the large-format medium, challenging the imaginations of children and adults alike.

D3D Cinema offers complete digital 3D cinema solutions and services to museum and attraction industry venues worldwide, providing first-rate theatrical design and installation services as well as an extensive library of award-winning 3D film content.

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