Magazine article Screen International

Out of Africa, Blue Ice, Left Bank Developing Mandela Miniseries

Magazine article Screen International

Out of Africa, Blue Ice, Left Bank Developing Mandela Miniseries

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Out of Africa Entertainment, Blue Ice Films and Left Bank Pictures have started development on Madiba (working title), a six-part miniseries about Nelson Mandela.

Producers are currently in discussions with a short-list of "high-profile directors" with shooting on location in South Africa set to start later this year.

Emmy and BAFTA winner Nigel Williams (Elizabeth I, Fortysomething) is writing the six one-hour episodes.

Producers are Lance Samuels and Kweku Mandela for Out of Africa (Africa United, The Bang Bang Club); Steven Silver and Neil Tabatznik for Blue Ice (The Bang Bang Club) and Andy Harries and Marigo Kehoe for Left Bank (The Queen).

The topics to be covered in the series include his relationship with his mother, his engagement with political activism, his imprisonment, his Nobel Peace Prize win and his election as president of South Africa. …

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