MIPCOM, Cannes, Oct 14, 2014 - (ANTARA) - Following on the co-production memorandum signed between distribution specialist Hub Media Group and media financing outfit Silver Media Group at MIPTV in April 2014, the relationship is further cemented with the introduction of a slate of exciting projects at MIPCOM.
The slate of feature film and television content comprises a wide genre including kids animation, live action drama, and factual content. Featuring compelling stories from Asia for a worldwide audience, the intellectual properties are created to bridge the East-West divide.
Hub Media Group CEO Kevin Balhetchet is confident in the international appeal of the slate; "Globalization has increased audience exposure to the wide variety of stories from different parts of the world. Audiences' interests have broadened and they now welcome a more diverse range of products. Coupled with the growing interest in Asia, we feel positive about the appeal of content from this region."
As the world turns its attention to the Middle East, a documentary from the slate offers an insight into the lives of refugees displaced by extremism. Batoor: A Refugee Journey, tells an amazing true story of a photographer's escape from Afghanistan to Australia when he exposed the darkest secrets about the brutal trade of 'dancing boys'. With a death fatwa issued against him, he embarked on a perilous journey across three continents, in a dangerous world of tribal warlords, prostitution, asylum seekers, people smuggling and cross border trafficking. The project is produced by Advent Media Group, which had also tapped on the slate's financing to produce Abbie Rose and the Magic Suitcase, an animation series that is currently attracting strong interest in the market.
Silver Media Group Executive Producer Chan Gin Kai is encouraged to see the co-productions that have been fostered through his funding partnership with Hub Media Group. The co-founder and director of Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association, an alliance that seeks to promote collaborations within the region is impressed with the pitches he and Balhetchet have received, "The quality of the projects that have been pitched to us shows a consistently high quality. There is tremendous potential in the creative talents here, and the technical production standards are high. We are proud to help bring content produced in Southeast Asia to the world market."
Other new titles in the slate that is introduced at MIPCOM include The Eco-Warriors, a 13-episode documentary series that follows a group of young conservationists from all over the world fighting deforestation in Borneo; and Project Inspire, a motivating series that looks into the lives of ordinary individuals who have radically transformed themselves and become an impact to the thousands of people around them.
For more on the Hub Media Group / Silver Media Group slate of projects at MIPCOM, please see www.acnnewswire.com/clientreports/34/Silver-Hub_MIPCOM_2014.pdf.
About Hub Media Group
Hub Media Group is a global film, content and format distribution company, with production and financing capabilities, IP creation, production management services, content and licensing expertise. The core service include consultancy in media management providing customized solutions to the needs of cable operators. Hub co-produces and distributes content spanning a range of genres: Children, Documentary, Lifestyle, Drama, Film and Formats. The biggest supplier of Latin telenovelas and Tagalog dramas in Asia, Hub also has in excess of 200,000 hours of Film, Television, Music and Content rights. For more information, please visit www.hubmediagroup.com.
About Silver Media Group
From TV to the silver screen, live-action to animation, Silver Media Group focuses on strong intellectual properties that transcend borders and media platforms. The company provides a diversified range of services across the value chain, including development, investment, executive producing, and distribution. With strong partners in Asia and the West, the company is a specialist in structuring international co-productions, bringing together the best stories, resources and talents, to create compelling content for a global audience. For more information, please see www.silvermediagroup.com.
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