Magazine article Screen International

Tangled Bank Studios Launches with Science Focus

Magazine article Screen International

Tangled Bank Studios Launches with Science Focus

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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is backing the venture and announced the launch on Monday [26] as the latest plank in its $60m film and TV production initiative.

Michael Rosenfeld is named head of television and film and will produce content that tells powerful science-related stories for broadcast, theatrical, and digital media.

Footage from every Tangled Bank Studios film or series will also be used to create short films for students as part of HHMI's educational media programme. HHMI claims to be the largest private supporter of science education in the US.

The inaugural slate of Tangled Bank Studios productions includes two three-part series being made in close collaboration with PBS, which Amsterdam-based Off the Fence handling pre-sales. Rosenfeld will serve as executive producer on both and producer David Elisco serves as director of development.

Adventure Your Inner Fish based on the bestselling book by paleontologist and anatomist Neil Shubin and is being made with UK production company Windfall Films.

The Quest To Map The World tells the epic story of the scientists and explorers who risked their lives to map the planet and is being produced in conjunction with National Geographic Television. …

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