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									                  VERVE ENTERTAINMENT INTERNATIONAL
                        MIPTV 2010 CATALOGUE
                                                      NEW RELEASES

           The Party Garden                                6 x ½ hr       Lifestyle – Gardening – Food

           Helicopter Rescue - Angels of Mercy             13 x ½ hr      Factual – Entertainment

           Above Top Secret                                5 x 1hr        Factual

           The Real Area 51                                1 x 1 hr       Factual

           Britain at War                                  10 x 1hr       Factual - History

           Ancient Worlds Brought to Life                  3 x 1 hr       Factual - History

           Private Lives of Ancient Rulers                 6 x 1 hr       Factual - History

           Ultimate Wildlife                               100 x ½ hr     Factual – Wildlife

           Dear Jack                                       1 x 1 hr       Factual

           Bastards of the Party                           1 x 1 hr       Factual - History

           Man Made: Gallon of Gas                         1 x 1 hr       Factual - Environment

           Day By Day: 21 Days in France                   1 x 1 hr       Factual – Adventure – Travel - Mens

           The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson             300 + x ½ hr   Comedy - Entertainment
                                                           26 x 1 hr or
           World Cup Comedy                                52 x ½ hr      Comedy - Entertainment

           Stand Up at Candor                              38 x ½ hr      Comedy – Entertainment - Hi Definition

           Richard Jeni: A Good Catholic Boy               1 x ½ hr       Comedy

           Richard Jeni: Platypus Man                      1 x ½ hr       Comedy

           Shop 'Til You Drop                              980 x ½ hr     Game Show - Entertainment - Lifestyle

           Born Lucky                                      65 x ½ hr      Game Show - Entertainment - Lifestyle




Verve Entertainment International Catalogue – MIPTV 2010                                                           page 1
                                            VERVE ENTERTAINMENT INTERNATIONAL
                                                  MIPTV 2010 CATALOGUE

                                            FULL CATALOGUE LISTING – BY GENRE

HIGH DEFINITION
Forbidden Lies                                             104 min                 HDV - Factual
Mixing with the Very Best                                  13 x ½ hr               HDV – Lifestyle – Travel – Food
Not All Tea & Scones                                       4 x ½ hr or 1 x 1 hr    HDV - Factual – Culture – Womens
The Oasis                                                  1 x 75 min or           HDV – Factual - Culture
                                                           2 x 1 hr
The Outdoor Room                                           10 eps: 1 x 1 hr +      HDV – Lifestyle – Travel - Food
                                                           9 x ½ hrs
Real Top Guns                                              6 x ½ hr                HDV - Entertainment - Reality – Mens
Robert Lovett: Artist & Traveller - India                  1 x 1 hr                HDV - Art - Culture – Travel
Saving Babies – Series 1                                   8 x ½ hr                HDV - Reality – Factual – Medical – Family
Saving Babies – Series 2                                   8 x ½ hr                HDV - Reality – Factual – Medical – Family
Saving Babies – One Year On                                1 x 1 hr                HDV - Medical – Family – Reality – Factual
Saving Kids                                                8 x ½ hr                HDV - Reality – Factual – Medical – Family
Stand Up at Candor                                         38 x ½ hr               HDV – Comedy - Entertainment
Tribal Wedding                                             1 X 1 hr                HDV – Entertainment - Reality
The Ultimate Donation                                      6 x ½ hr                HDV - Reality – Factual – Medical – Family

LIFESTYLE
About                                                      13 x ½ hr + 65 x 5min   Lifestyle – Entertainment - Youth – Travel - Interstitials
Auction Squad                                              36 x 1hr + 13 x ½ hr    Lifestyle
Australia’s Best Backyards                                 10 x ½ hr               Lifestyle
The Big Stuff                                              10 x 1 hr               Lifestyle
Born Lucky                                                 65 x ½ hr               Lifestyle - Game Show – Entertainment
Five Star Insider                                          10 x ½ hr               Lifestyle – Travel
The Great Italian Café                                     6 x ½ hr                Lifestyle – Travel – Culture – Food
Great Little Gardens                                       1 x 1hr                 Lifestyle
Harry's Practice                                           93 x ½ hr               Lifestyle - Family
Kids Ward                                                  12 x ½ hr               Lifestyle – Family - Medical
Living Coffee                                              13 X ½ hr               Lifestyle – Culture – Travel – Food
Mixing With The Best – Series 1                            13 x ½ hr               Lifestyle – Travel - Culture –Food
Mixing With The Very Best                                  13 x ½ hr               Lifestyle – Travel –Food - HDV
Once in a Lifetime – Series 1                              12 x ½ hr               Mens - Entertainment - Fishing
Once in a Lifetime – Series 2                              12 x ½ hr               Mens - Entertainment - Fishing
Out & About                                                13 x ½ hr               Lifestyle – Entertainment – Youth – Travel – Gay
The Outdoor Room                                           10 eps: 1 x 1 hr +      Lifestyle – Travel – Food - HDV
                                                           9 x ½ hrs
The Party Garden                                           6 x ½ hr                Lifestyle – Gardening - Food
Positive Footprints                                        6 x ½ hr                Lifestyle – Travel – Culture – Factual - Adventure
The Real Seachange – Series 1 & 2                          23 x ½ hr               Lifestyle - Reality –Entertainment
Room for Improvement                                       44 x ½ hr               Lifestyle
Shop ‘Til You Drop                                         980 x ½ hr              Lifestyle - Game Show – Entertainment
Style VIP                                                  26 x ½ hr               Lifestyle - Entertainment
Surfari                                                    10 x ½ hr               Lifestyle– Adventure - Travel – Culture
Wedding Switch                                             1 x 1hr                 Lifestyle

ENTERTAINMENT
About                                                      13 x ½ hr + 65 x 5min   Entertainment - Youth – Lifestyle - Travel
Below the Belt – Cape Town                                 1 x 1hr                 Entertainment - Comedy - Travel - Gay
Below the Belt – South Africa                              13 x ½ hr               Entertainment - Comedy - Gay
Big Bite                                                   13 x ½ hr               Entertainment – Comedy
Born Lucky                                                 65 x ½ hr               Entertainment - Game Show – Lifestyle
Bruce Lee: The Intercepting Fist                           1 x 1hr                 Entertainment - Culture
Bruce Lee: The Path of the Dragon                          1 x 1hr                 Entertainment - Culture
Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do                                   1 x 1hr                 Entertainment - Culture
Helicopter Rescue – Angels of Mercy                        13 x ½ hr               Entertainment - Factual
Once in a Lifetime – Series 1                              12 x ½ hr               Mens - Entertainment - Fishing
Once in a Lifetime – Series 2                              12 x ½ hr               Mens - Entertainment - Fishing
Out and About                                              13 x ½ hr               Entertainment - Youth - Travel – Gay
The Real Seachange – Series 1 &2                           23 x ½ hr               Entertainment - Lifestyle - Reality
Real Top Guns                                              6 x ½ hr                Entertainment - Reality – Mens
Search for a Supermodel                                    13 x ½ hr + 1 x 1hr     Entertainment - Reality – Womens – Youth
Shop ‘Til You Drop                                         980 x ½ hr              Entertainment - Lifestyle - Game Show
Stand Up at Candor                                         38 x ½ hr               Entertainment - Comedy –HDV
Style VIP                                                  26 x ½ hr               Entertainment - Lifestyle
Stand Up at Candor                                         38 x ½ hr               Entertainment - Comedy – HDV

Verve Entertainment International Catalogue – MIPTV 2010                                                                                 page 2
The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson                        300 + x ½ hr             Entertainment - Comedy
Tribal Wedding                                             1 x 1 hr                 Entertainment – Reality - HDV
The Wedge                                                  52 x ½ hr                Entertainment - Comedy
World Cup Comedy                                           26 x 1 hr or 52 x ½ hr   Entertainment - Comedy

FACTUAL
62 Days at Sea (Crossing the Ditch)                        1 x 1 hr                 Factual – Adventure - Travel
Above Top Secret                                           5 x 1 hr                 Factual
A Life Among Whales                                        1 x 1 hr (57 mins)       Factual - Environment – Wildlife
Alone Across Australia                                     1 x 1 hr                 Factual – Travel – Adventure - Environment - Mens
Ancient Worlds Brought to Life                             3 x 1 hr                 Factual – History
Bastards of the Party                                      1 x 1 hr                 Factual – History
Black Beulahs                                              1 x ½ hr                 Factual – Gay
Britain at War                                             10 x 1 hr                Factual – History
China in a Box                                             500+ clips               Factual - Culture – Travel – Interstitials
Day by Day: 21 Days in France                              1 x 1 hr                 Factual – Adventure – Travel – Mens
Dear Jack                                                  1 x 1 hr                 Factual
Forbidden Lies                                             104 min                  Factual – Hi Definition
Gangs                                                      2 x 1 hr                 Factual – Culture - Mens
Girl Racers                                                4 x 1 hr                 Factual
Helicopter Rescue – Angels of Mercy                        13 x ½ hr                Factual - Entertainment
He’s Coming South                                          1 x 1 hr or              Factual - History
                                                           1 x 90min
Horse Sense for People                                     1 x 1 hr                 Factual – Culture – Environment – Wildlife
It’s Only a Number                                         1 x ½ hr                 Factual – Womens
Lloyd Geering: The Last Western Heretic                    1 x 70 min               Factual – Culture - History

M24 – The Last Sunrise                                     2 x 1 hr                 Factual - History
Man Made: Gallon of Gas                                    1 x 1 hr                 Factual - Environment
My Beijing Birthday                                        1 x 1 hr                 Factual – Culture - Travel
Ningaloo Dreaming                                          1 x 1 hr                 Factual – Culture – Mens – Travel – Adventure
Not All Tea & Scones                                       4 x ½ hr or 1 x 1 hr     Factual – Culture – Womens
The Oasis                                                  1 x 75 min or            Factual - HDV – Culture
                                                           2 x 1 hr
Olga: The Last Duchess                                     1 x 1 hr                 Factual – History
Pieces of Me                                               1 x 1 hr                 Factual – Medical –Womens - Family
Private Lives of Ancient Rulers                            6 x 1 hr                 Factual - History
Positive Footprints                                        6 x ½ hr                 Factual - Culture – Travel – Lifestyle - Adventure
The Real Area 51                                           1 x 1 hr                 Factual
Refugee Like Me                                            1 x 1 hr                 Factual – Culture – Political
Saving Babies – Series 1                                   8 x ½ hr                 Factual – Reality – Medical – Family – HDV
Saving Babies – Series 2                                   8 x ½ hr                 Factual – Reality – Medical – Family – HDV
Saving Babies – One Year On                                1 x 1 hr                 Medical – Family – Reality – Factual – HD
Saving Kids                                                8 x ½ hr                 Factual – Reality – Medical – Family – HDV
The Secret of the Bat:                                     1 x 1 hr                 Factual – Culture – Political
Bacardi - Between Rum and Revolution
Strange Vehicle Games                                      1 x 1 hr                 Factual – Adventure - Travel - Mens
The Ultimate Donation                                      2 x1 hr                  Factual – Reality – Medical – Family – HDV
Ultimate Wildlife                                          100 x ½ hr               Factual – Wildlife
War of the Wombats                                         1 x 1 hr                 Factual - Wildlife
Warren Buffett: Woodstock for Capitalists                  1 x 1 hr                 Factual - Culture

TRAVEL
62 Days at Sea (Crossing the Ditch)                        1 x 1 hr                 Travel – Adventure - Factual
About                                                      13 x ½ hr                Travel - Lifestyle – Entertainment - Youth - Interstitials
A Camel Odyssey                                            1 x 1 hr                 Travel – Adventure – Popular Factual - Mens
Alone Across Australia                                     1 x 1 hr                 Travel – Factual – Adventure - Environment - Mens
China in a Box                                             500+ clips               Travel – Factual - Culture – Interstitials
Day by Day: 21 Days in France                              1 x 1 hr                 Travel – Factual – Adventure – Mens
Escape                                                     11 x ½ hr                Travel
Five Star Insider                                          10 x ½ hr                Travel – Lifestyle
The Great Italian Café                                     6 x ½ hr                 Travel – Lifestyle – Culture – Food
Living Coffee                                              13 x ½ hr                Travel - Culture – Lifestyle –Food
Mixing With The Best – Series 1                            13 x ½ hr                Travel - Culture – Lifestyle –Food
Mixing With The Very Best                                  13 x ½ hr                Travel - HDV – Lifestyle –Food
My Beijing Birthday                                        1 x 1 hr                 Travel – Factual – Culture
Ningaloo Dreaming                                          1 x 1 hr                 Travel – Adventure – Culture – Factual – Mens
Out and About                                              13 x ½ hr                Travel – Entertainment - Youth - Gay
The Outdoor Room                                           10 eps: 1 x 1 hr +       Travel–Lifestyle - Food - HDV –
                                                           9 x ½ hrs
Positive Footprints                                        6 x ½ hr                 Travel – Lifestyle – Culture – Factual - Adventure
Robert Lovett: Artist & Traveller - China                  1 x 1 hr                 Travel – Culture – Art
Robert Lovett: Artist & Traveller - India                  1 x 1 hr                 Travel – Art – Culture - HDV

Verve Entertainment International Catalogue – MIPTV 2010                                                                                   page 3
Strange Vehicle Games                                      1 x 1 hr                 Travel - Factual – Adventure - Mens
Surfari                                                    10 x ½ hr                Travel – Adventure – Lifestyle – Culture
Surfing 50 States                                          1 x 1 hr                 Travel – Adventure – Popular Factual - Mens

ADVENTURE
62 Days at Sea (Crossing the Ditch)                        1 x 1 hr                 Adventure – Travel – Factual
A Camel Odyssey                                            1 x 1 hr                 Adventure - Travel – Popular Factual - Mens
Alone Across Australia                                     1 x 1 hr                 Adventure - Travel – Factual –Environment - Mens
Day by Day: 21 Days in France                              1 x 1 hr                 Adventure – Travel – Factual – Mens
Ningaloo Dreaming                                          1 x 1 hr                 Adventure – Travel – Culture – Factual – Mens
Positive Footprints                                        6 x ½ hr                 Adventure – Travel – Lifestyle – Culture – Factual
Strange Vehicle Games                                      1 x 1 hr                 Adventure - Travel - Factual –Mens
Surfari                                                    10 x ½ hr                Adventure – Travel – Lifestyle – Culture
Surfing 50 States                                          1 x 1 hr                 Adventure - Travel – Popular Factual - Mens

REALITY
The Real Seachange – Series 1 & 2                          23 x ½ hr                Reality – Lifestyle - Entertainment
Real Top Guns                                              6 x ½ hr                 Reality – Entertainment - Mens
Saving Babies – Series 1                                   8 x ½ hr                 Reality – Factual – Medical – Family – HDV
Saving Babies – Series 2                                   8 x ½ hr                 Reality – Factual – Medical – Family – HDV
Saving Babies – One Year On                                1 x 1 hr                 Reality – Medical – Family –Factual – HD
Saving Kids                                                8 x ½ hr                 Reality – Factual – Medical – Family – HDV
Search for a Supermodel                                    13 x ½ hr + 1 x 1hr      Reality – Entertainment
The Ultimate Donation                                      2 x 1 hr                 Reality – Factual – Medical – Family – HDV
Tribal Wedding                                             1 x 1 hr                 Reality - HDV -- Entertainment

FOOD
The Great Italian Café                                     6 x ½ hr                 Food – Culture – Travel – Lifestyle
Living Coffee                                              13 x ½ hr                Food - Travel - Culture – Lifestyle
Mixing With The Best – Series 1                            13 x ½ hr                Food - Travel - Culture – Lifestyle
Mixing With The Very Best                                  13 x ½ hr                Food - Travel - HDV – Lifestyle
The Outdoor Room                                           10 eps: 1 x 1 hr +       Food - Travel–Lifestyle – Gardening - HDV
                                                           9 x ½ hrs
The Party Garden                                           6 x ½ hr                 Lifestyle –Food - Gardening

COMEDY
A Thousand Apologies                                       6 x ½ hrs                Sketch Comedy
Back of the Y                                              7 x ½ hrs                Sketch Comedy – Youth
Big Bite                                                   13 x ½ hr                Comedy - Entertainment
Mark Loves Sharon                                          6 x ½ hrs                Sketch Comedy
The Millen Baird Show                                      8 x ½ hrs                Sketch Comedy – Youth
Richard Jeni: A Good Catholic Boy                          1 x ½ hr                 Comedy
Richard Jeni: Platypus Man                                 1 x ½ hr                 Comedy
Stand Up at Candor                                         38 x ½ hr                Comedy – Entertainment - HDV
The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson                        300 + x ½ hr             Comedy – Entertainment
The Wedge                                                  52 x ½ hr                Comedy – Entertainment
World Cup Comedy                                           26 x 1 hr or 52 x ½ hr   Comedy – Entertainment

YOUTH
About                                                      13 x ½ hr + 65 x 5min    Youth – Entertainment - Lifestyle - Travel
Back of the Y                                              7 x ½ hrs                Youth - Sketch Comedy
Bob and Ed                                                 78 x 3 mins              Youth - Interstitials
Search for a Supermodel                                    13 x ½ hr + 1 x 1hr      Youth - Reality – Entertainment
The Millen Baird Show                                      8 x ½ hrs                Youth - Sketch Comedy

DRAMA
MVP                                                        10 x 1 hr                Drama – Entertainment – Womens
Snowy River: The McGregor Saga - Srs 1 - 4                 65 x 1hr                 Drama

CULTURE
Bruce Lee: The Intercepting Fist                           1 x 1hr                  Culture - Entertainment
Bruce Lee: The Path of the Dragon                          1 x 1hr                  Culture - Entertainment
Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do                                   1 x 1hr                  Culture - Entertainment
China in a Box                                             500+ clips               Culture –Interstitials - Travel – Factual -
Death                                                      1 x 1hr                  Culture
Gangs                                                      2 x 1 hr                 Culture - Factual – Mens
The Great Italian Café                                     6 x ½ hr                 Culture – Travel – Lifestyle – Food
Horse Sense for People                                     1 x 1 hr                 Culture - Factual – Environment – Wildlife
Lloyd Geering: The Last Western Heretic                    1 x 70 min               Culture - Factual – History

Metamorphosis                                              1 x 1hr                  Culture - Gay
My Beijing Birthday                                        1 x 1 hr                 Culture – Factual – Travel
Ningaloo Dreaming                                          1 x 1 hr                 Culture – Factual – Mens – Travel – Adventure

Verve Entertainment International Catalogue – MIPTV 2010                                                                             page 4
Not All Tea and Scones                                     4 x ½ hr or 1 x 1 hr   Culture – Factual – Womens
The Oasis                                                  1 x 75 min or          Culture - Factual - HDV
                                                           2 x 1 hr
Positive Footprints                                        6 x ½ hr               Culture – Travel – Lifestyle – Factual - Adventure
Refugee Like Me                                            1 x 1hr                Culture – Factual – Political
Robert Lovett: Artist & Traveller - China                  1 x 1 hr               Culture – Travel – Art
Robert Lovett: Artist & Traveller - India                  1 x 1 hr               Culture - Travel – Art – HDV
The Secret of the Bat:                                     1 x 1 hr               Culture - Factual - Political
Bacardi - Between Rum and Revolution
Shaolin and Wu Dang: The Other Side of China               1 x 1 hr               Culture – Factual – Mens
Shaolin Monks: In the Centre of Energy                     1 x 1hr                Culture
Shaolin Monks: Lotus and the Sword                         1 x 1hr                Culture
Shaolin Monks: Shami's Way to Shaolin                      1 x 90 min             Culture
Shaolin Monks: Shaolin Kung Fu                             3 x 45 min             Culture
Surfari                                                    10 x ½ hr              Culture – Travel – Adventure – Lifestyle
Two Moms                                                   1 x 1hr                Culture – Gay – Factual
Warren Buffett: Woodstock for Capitalists                  1 x 1 hr               Culture - Factual

POLITICAL
Refugee Like Me                                            1 x 1 hr               Political - Factual – Culture
The Secret of the Bat:                                     1 x 1 hr               Political - Culture - Factual
Bacardi - Between Rum and Revolution

HISTORY
Ancient Worlds Brought to Life                             3 x 1 hr               History - Factual
Bastards of the Party                                      1 x 1 hr               History - Factual
Britain at War                                             10 x 1 hr              History - Factual
He’s Coming South                                          1 x 1 hr or            History - Factual
                                                           1 x 90min
Lloyd Geering: The Last Western Heretic                    1 x 70 min             History - Culture - Factual

M24 – The Last Sunrise                                     2 x 1 hr               History - Factual
Olga: The Last Duchess                                     1 x 1 hr               History – Factual – Womens
Private Lives of Ancient Rulers                            6 x 1 hr               History - Factual

ART
Robert Lovett: Artist & Traveller - China                  1 x 1 hr               Art – Culture – Travel
Robert Lovett: Artist & Traveller - India                  1 x 1 hr               Art – Culture – Travel – HDV

GARDENING
The Outdoor Room                                           10 eps: 1 x 1 hr +     Gardening - Food - Travel–Lifestyle –HDV
                                                           9 x ½ hrs
The Party Garden                                           6 x ½ hr               Gardening - Lifestyle –Food

MEDICAL
Kids Ward                                                  12 x ½ hr              Medical - Family - Lifestyle
Pieces of Me                                               1 x 1 hr               Medical – Factual – Womens - Family
Saving Babies – Series 1                                   8 x ½ hr               Medical – Family - Reality – Factual –HDV
Saving Babies – Series 2                                   8 x ½ hr               Medical – Family - Reality – Factual –HDV
Saving Babies – One Year On                                1 x 1 hr               Medical – Family – Reality – Factual – HD
Saving Kids                                                8 x ½ hr               Medical – Family - Reality – Factual –HDV
The Ultimate Donation                                      2 x 1 hr               Medical – Family - Reality – Factual –HDV

ENVIRONMENT
A Life Among Whales                                        1 x 1 hr (57 mins)     Environment – Factual – Wildlife
Alone Across Australia                                     1 x 1 hr               Environment - Adventure - Travel – Factual –Mens
Horse Sense for People                                     1 x 1 hr               Environment – Factual – Culture – Wildlife
Man Made: Gallon of Gas                                    1 x 1 hr               Environment - Factual
Positive Footprints                                        6 x ½ hr               Environment – Factual – Culture - Adventure

WILDLIFE
A Life Among Whales                                        1 x 1 hr (57 mins)     Wildlife – Environment - Factual
Horse Sense for People                                     1 x 1 hr               Wildlife – Factual – Culture – Environment
Ultimate Wildlife                                          100 x ½ hr             Wildlife - Factual
War of the Wombats                                         1 x 1 hr               Wildlife – Factual

MENS
A Camel Odyssey                                            1 x 1 hr               Mens - Adventure - Travel – Popular Factual
Alone Across Australia                                     1 x 1 hr               Mens - Environment - Adventure - Travel – Factual
Australian Swimsuit Model of the Year                      1 x 1 hr               Mens
Day by Day: 21 Days in France                              1 x 1 hr               Mens - Adventure – Travel – Factual
Gangs                                                      2 x 1 hr               Mens - Culture - Factual
Miss V8 Supercar                                           2 x 1 hr               Mens

Verve Entertainment International Catalogue – MIPTV 2010                                                                               page 5
Ningaloo Dreaming                                          1 x 1 hr               Mens – Culture – Factual – Travel – Adventure
Once in a Lifetime – Series 1                              12 x ½ hr              Mens - Entertainment - Fishing
Once in a Lifetime – Series 2                              12 x ½ hr              Mens - Entertainment - Fishing
Real Top Guns                                              6 x ½ hr               Mens - Reality – Entertainment
Shaolin and Wu Dang: The Other Side of China               1 x 1 hr               Mens – Factual – Culture
Surfing 50 States                                          1 x 1 hr               Mens - Adventure - Travel – Popular Factual
Strange Vehicle Games                                      1 x 1 hr               Mens - Adventure - Travel - Factual

WOMENS
It’s Only a Number                                         1 x ½ hr               Womens - Factual
Not All Tea & Scones                                       4 x ½ hr or 1 x 1 hr   Womens - Factual – Culture
Olga – The Last Grand Duchess                              1 x 1 hr               Womens – Factual - History
Pieces of Me                                               1 x 1 hr               Womens - Medical – Factual –Family
Search For a Supermodel                                    13 x ½ hr + 1 x 1hr    Womens – Reality – Entertainment
Style VIP                                                  26 x ½ hr              Womens – Entertainment – Lifestyle

GAY
Below the Belt – Cape Town                                 1 x 1hr                Gay - Entertainment - Comedy - Travel
Below the Belt – South Africa                              13 x ½ hr              Gay - Entertainment - Comedy
Black Beulahs                                              1 x 1 hr               Gay - Factual
Metamorphosis                                              1 x 1hr                Gay - Culture
Out and About                                              13 x ½ hr              Gay – Lifestyle - Entertainment - Youth - Travel
Two Moms                                                   1 x 1hr                Gay - Culture

FAMILY
Harry's Practice                                           93 x ½ hr              Family - Lifestyle
Kids Ward                                                  12 x ½ hr              Family - Lifestyle - Medical
Pieces of Me                                               1 x 1 hr               Family - Medical – Factual – Womens
Saving Babies – Series 1                                   8 x ½ hr               Family - Reality – Factual – Medical – HDV
Saving Babies – Series 2                                   8 x ½ hr               Family - Reality – Factual – Medical – HDV
Saving Babies – One Year On                                1 x 1 hr               Family – Medical –Reality – Factual – HD
Saving Kids                                                8 x ½ hr               Family - Reality – Factual – Medical – HDV
The Ultimate Donation                                      2 x 1 hr               Family - Reality – Factual – Medical – HDV

GAME SHOW
Born Lucky                                                 65 x ½ hr              Game Show – Entertainment - Lifestyle
Shop ‘Til You Drop                                         980 x ½ hr             Game Show - Entertainment - Lifestyle

INTERSTITIALS
About                                                      65 x 5 – 7 mins        Interstitials - Lifestyle – Entertainment - Youth – Travel
Bob and Ed                                                 78 x 3 mins            Interstitials - Youth
China in a Box                                             500+ clips             Interstitials - Travel – Factual - Culture –

AUSTRALASIA ONLY
Better Homes & Gardens                                     118 x 1 hr             Lifestyle – Entertainment
Body Specialists                                           10 x ½ hr              Lifestyle – Reality
Border Security                                            44 x ½ hr              Lifestyle - Reality
Great Outdoors                                             158 x 1hr              Lifestyle - Travel
Last Chance Learners                                       12 x ½ hr              Reality – Entertainment – Family
Last Man Standing                                          22 x 1 hr              Drama
Medical Emergencies                                        55 x ½ hr              Reality – Lifestyle – Medical
Medical Rookies                                            10 x ½ hr              Reality – Lifestyle - Medical
RSPCA Animal Rescue                                        26 x ½ hr              Reality – Entertainment – Family
Surf Patrol                                                13 x ½ hr              Reality – Entertainment – Family
Undercover Angels                                          11 x ½ hr              Entertainment - Reality

FORMATS
The Big Stuff                                              10 x 1 hrs             Lifestyle
Drag Camp                                                  Paper Format           Entertainment – Reality
Old Flames                                                 Paper Format           Entertainment – Dating – Reality
A Thousand Apologies                                       6 x ½ hr
The Unauthorised History of...                             ½ hr eps
Eating Media Lunch                                         ½ hr & 1 hr eps
Real Escapes                                               8 x ½ hrs




Verve Entertainment International Catalogue – MIPTV 2010                                                                                page 6
                     SYNOPSIS – VERVE ENTERTAINMENT INTERNATIONAL CATALOGUE…

         Projects are listed in alphabetical order … for genre listings refer to summary page


62 Days at Sea (1 x 1 hr)                                                               Factual - Adventure – Travel - HDV
Two men. One treacherous ocean… The Tasman Sea is one of the world’s deadliest and most treacherous oceans, spanning
2200 kilometres between Australia and New Zealand.
No one had ever successfully navigated the Tasman by kayak although many had tried - one with a tragic outcome.
This is the story of two young Australians, James Castrission and Justin Jones, who took on the Tasman and conquered it. In their
tiny kayak they battled ten metre towering waves, massive storms, sharks and currents that conspired against them.
After 62 days, 3318 kilometres and 1.7 million paddle strokes they finally reached the sands of New Zealand - and gained a place
in history.
www.crossingtheditch.com.au
A Quail TV Production
Worldwide rights available with Verve

About (13 x ½ hr & 65 x 5-7 min Interstitials)                                     Entertainment – Youth – Lifestyle - Travel
This is all ABOUT the next generation "movers & shakers", and their energy and enthusiasm is infectious!
There is over a million Aussies living, working and playing overseas and these young people and their diverse careers and dreams
are the subject of ABOUT. There is a universal appeal to a young person taking up the big challenge and moving to the other
side of the world to take on a career and a personal challenge.
From Berlin to Benalla and New York to Nudgee ABOUT seeks out Australia's most innovative and creative up and
comers. Locations include Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Berlin, Paris and Tokyo. Our hosts meet a wide range of careerists from pro
snowboarders, venture capitalists, performance artists and ballroom dancers.
Aspirational, fast paced and always fun ABOUT combines stunning international locations with young, funky individuals who live,
work and play outside the suburban square to create tomorrow’s world - today. Hosted by Sydney's "IT" girl Amy Erbacher,
Melbourne's hunky Marc Savoia and Australian Rugby player and "Bachelor of the Year" Craig Wing.
www.demonangel.tv
A Demon Angel Production in association with Foxtel Australia
Worldwide rights available with Verve

Above Top Secret (5 x 1 hr)                                                                                          Factual
Have we made alien contact?
As man casts his eyes ever deeper into space, the question still remains: has Earth already been visited by alien beings? Can we
afford to ignore the evidence any longer?
With the success of movies “District Nine” and “Encounters of the Fourth Kind” and the soon to be released “Area 51” (from Oren
Peli, the director of the smash hit “Paranormal Activity”) interest in UFOs, Aliens and Close Encounters is at an all time high.
See five hours of the most dramatic stories from around the world, including:
      •    The harrowing abductions of Whitely Strieber and Travis Walton in America
      •    The bizarre cattle ‘mutilation’ phenomena in New Mexico
      •    The UFO crash and recovery of alien bodies in Brazil
      •    The Top Secret ‘man made’ UFO projects
      •    The terrifying chuppacubra ‘goat sucker’ creature in Puerto Rico
Real encounters, government secrets exposed, classified projects revealed, secret bases uncovered, exclusive interviews &
eyewitness reports… don’t miss Above Top Secret
A Simply Media Production
Worldwide rights - excluding UK/Eire, USA, German Speaking Europe, France, Italy, Sth Africa, Australia & NZ –with Verve

A Camel Odyssey (1 x 1hr or 1 x 90min)                Travel- Adventure - Popular Factual - Mens (all with a dramatic twist)
A dramatic travel story about seeking adventure and getting more than you bargained for.
Imagine trekking with rare two humped camels along the final chapter of the silk route, a 1500 km journey from the towering
heights of the Himalayas of Ladakh down into the sun struck deserts of Northern India and on to the famous Pushkar Camel Fair
in Rajasthan: a trek never done before with Bactrian camels. This would be the first time a two-humped camel has ever set foot
in Rajasthan!
We are five young men atop exotic camels, suddenly immersed in the beauty and madness of India. Gypsies, music, dancing,
campfires, sleeping under the stars. It all turns horribly wrong when two of our camels die and we are accused by the local
media of killing them… the story is run internationally by BBC World News Online.
Under the threat of police prosecution, animal cruelty charges and mob justice, we are forced into hiding on a secret farm. We
fear the worst. As we all grapple to make meaning out of the tragic deaths of our beloved camels, our friendships, moral values
and ethical responsibilities are put to the test.
Ignoring the advice of our embassies and under the threat of jail, we decide to complete the journey. Broken and disheveled,
we push on to the Camel Fair. When we arrive we are greeted with total delight and disbelief by the camel traders, the word
spreads and the crowd quickly becomes a mob. Turbans and dhotis, beedies and saris are everywhere. In the deafening roar of
the crowd, time slows down. We have made it, we have done what we set out to do, but at what cost? It is a bittersweet victory.
Sometimes you have to have your heart ripped out, just so you know it exists.
A KFI Production in association with SBS and Screen Australia
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A Life Among Whales (1 x 1hr)                                                                  Environment - Factual - Wildlife
Weaving together natural history and biography, ‘A Life Among Whales’ is a fascinating exploration into the life and work of
whale biologist and MacArthur Fellowship winner Dr. Roger Payne. Beginning with his controversial and pioneering work on
whale songs in the 1970’s, to his study of ocean pollution today, Payne has, for four decades, advanced the boundaries of
science and activism and helped ignite the modern day environmental movement.
With beautiful and haunting images, ‘A Life Among Whales’ follows one scientist’s dedication to save the whales and forces us
to question our stewardship of the Earth and our co-existence with some of its most intriguing creatures.
Winner Earth Watch Film Award 2006 and many other prestigious awards. Full list available.
A Bill Haney Film
Worldwide terrestrial rights (excluding USA) with Verve on behalf of Uncommon Productions

A Thousand Apologies (6 x ½ hrs)                                                                                 Sketch Comedy
In the vein of ‘Goodness Gracious Me’, a funny, good hearted, yet scathing sketch comedy series that highlights the typical
stereotype and
discrimination imposed upon the Asian population.
A Great Southern Film and Television Production
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Alone Across Australia (1 x 1hr)                                         Factual – Travel – Adventure - Environment - Mens
A story about a man who takes his dog for a very long walk.
Jon Muir is no stranger to extreme adventures. He has climbed Mt. Everest, walked both Poles, paddled alone across seas, but
this solo walk across Australia encountering four of the driest deserts in the world, was to be his toughest challenge to date. His
only equipment was two trekking poles and a home-made cart, His only companion his faithful and tenacious dog, Seraphine.
128 days and 2,500 kilometres later, on the point of starvation and exhaustion, Jon arrived in Burketown, becoming the first
person to walk solo and unassisted across the continent of Australia. A multi award winning film about Jon’s epic and spiritual
journey into the heart and soul of Australia
A Shark Island Production
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Ancient Worlds Brought to Life (3 x 1 hr)                                                                        Factual - History
From magnificent monuments to towering temples, the relics of the great ancient civilizations offer us tantalizing glimpses of the
glories of antiquity. These mysterious stones have been slow to give up their secrets, but now the skills of scientists and historians
have brought us fresh insights into the past, enabling us to gaze back through the centuries at the dazzling vibrant societies of
the ancient world….and bring them to life.
Featuring brand new location footage, atmospheric recreations and reconstructions, 3D graphics and expert comment by a
team of leading historians, these programmes help uncover the truth behind the myths and legends that surround the ancient
superpowers.
A Simply Media Production
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Auction Squad (36 x 1 hr & 13 x ½ hr)                                                                                      Lifestyle
When selling your home, it’s amazing what a difference one day can make.
Selling your house is always an emotional journey. The uncertainty of auction is a definite strain on the nerves. With the market
value of your tired home set, Auction Squad steps in, farewells the family for 12 hours and with attention to function and
aesthetics completes a makeover inside and out making the most of a limited DIY budget.
The clock is ticking, and the big question is always, “has the home’s value increased and will it sell?”
Auction Squad takes a lively and upbeat approach to the business of renovating properties. While the program is packed with
information, DIY techniques and original ideas to help owners get top dollar when selling, it is also about teamwork and the
‘Squad’ always tackles the challenge with goodwill, humour and wit.
It is an emotional journey as we are taken into the lives of the homeowner. Their hopes, fears and expectations of selling their
home are revealed. At the end of the day, it’s a climactic moment as the homeowners return to their renovated home. There’s
laughter, tears of joy, regret at selling, or just speechlessness. When the hammer falls on auction day, there’s surprise and
satisfaction all round as the homeowners get more than they anticipated. Auction Squad proves that a low budget, a little
inspiration and a hard day’s work goes a long way towards raising the value of any home.
A Seven Network Australia Production
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Australian Swimsuit Model of the Year (2 x 1 hr)                                                                              Mens
Beautiful beaches. Beautiful swimsuits. Beautiful girls
Follow the journey of 24 hopeful swimsuit models vying for the glamorous honor to hold one of the 12 places in the Australian
Swimsuit Calendar.
A Quail TV Production
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Australia’s Best Backyards (10 x ½ hrs)                                                                                    Lifestyle
Jamie Durie – Australia and now Oprah Winfrey’s - favourite gardener, takes a peek over many a back fence. Full of handy DIY
tips and ideas, Jamie offers fresh, unique and inspirational ideas for your very own piece of paradise.
From the weird and wonderful, to the best in design, from rooftop terraces to suburban semis and country acreage, Australia’s
Best Backyard considers all kinds of backyards that meet every budget, need and taste.




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Australia’s Best Backyards showcase a mix of inspirational backyards, characters and great information. We find out what the
owners were looking to achieve from their yards and our expert team of landscape designers will explain the pros and cons
behind the designs.
Each episode of Australia’s Best Backyards consists of five sensational yards, all very different and all exceptionally unique.

     •    See how one couple turned their backyard into a Thai resort, complete with a giant 3 tonne Buddha;
     •    the perfect bachelor pad with a no-fuss garden;
     •    a fairytale front yard for topiary lovers.;
     •    why a father raised his family in a huge rainforest he created himself.
     •    A backyard that backs onto a creek with a garden design complete with a man-made creek that flows into the
          natural one
     •    an established productive garden full of fruit and vegies
     •    a magical wonderland built over two decades with a series of bridges and boardwalks to lead you around the 8 acre
          garden.
     •    The couple who created an amazing adventure playground complete with flying fox and climbing ropes for their
          children in their own backyard all under a protective UV shade sail

At the end of each episode, Jamie and his team of presenters will decide which yard from the five featured will progress to the
final episode. Our grand finale reveals Australia’s Best Backyard.
“It’s not about the biggest and boldest – it’s all about heart and soul”.
Seven Network Australia
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Back of the Y (7 x ½ hrs)                                                                                 Sketch Comedy, Youth
Rude, crude and totally outrageous. Aussie-er than Jackass, these fellas take weirdness and whackery to a new level of
indecency.
A Great Southern Film and Television Production for C4 NZ
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Bastards of the Party (1 x 1hr)                                                                                    Factual - History
The most recognized documentary on the longest running domestic war in US History. The evolution of LA’s notorious Bloods and
Crips... and a new generation’s search for a way out.
 “Bastards of the Party” chronicles the fall of the Black Liberation movement in 1960’s America, from both an historic and
personal perspective. Tracing the development of the black gangs in LA from the late 1940’s through to the 1990’s which fuelled
the birth of the infamous Crips and Bloods street gangs, to what evolved into hate crimes from both sides, as in the brutal
beating of Rodney King by the LAPD. Director Cle Sloan, long time gang member, is inspired by the necessity to educate others
– for it is only from education that we will see positive change in our lifetime and lifetimes to come.
This award winning documentary broadcast on HBO in the US, captured top honours at the 2006 African American Film Festival,
the 2006 Hollywood Black Film Festival, the 2006 San Francisco Film Festival and the 2006 Berlin International Cinema Festival.
Worldwide rights - excl USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Spain, Scandinavia, Poland, Russia, CIS – with Verve

Below the Belt – Cape Town (1 x 1 hr)                                                  Entertainment – Comedy – Travel - Gay
 Again we meet our beloved Baroness as she presents Cape Town with all its delights. A true international episode presents a
pilot for an entire international series.
The Baroness herself comments “Love me or Loathe me, the word indifferent will not enter your vocabulary”. The key to Below
the Belt is its irreverent attitude to its subject matter. It’s satirical, it’s funny, it’s outrageous and most of all damn entertaining –
Below the Belt is guaranteed to make for riveting viewing!
www.belowthebelt.co.za
An Underdog Production
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Below The Belt – South Africa (13 x ½ hr)                                              Entertainment – Comedy – Travel - Gay
 Hosted by the "world famous" Baroness Coral von Reefenhausen, Below the Belt is a cheeky show that takes an irreverent, fun,
and risqué look at sex, tourism and alternative culture in South Africa. As a veritable fish out of water our Baroness tackles
subjects including the singles scene, nudity, pornography, S&M, swinging, prostitution, gay nightlife, adult tourism and other
topics of interest ‘hidden’ in the underworlds and nightlife of greater Johannesburg and Cape Town. Its part chat, part expose
– made all the more unique by the very memorable Baroness. The media response to Below the Belt when it aired in 2003 on
SABC 3 (a high AB audience) was phenomenal… it was one of their highest rating shows ever…
www.belowthebelt.co.za
An Underdog Production for SABC 3 South Africa
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Big Bite (13 x ½ hr)                                                                           Sketch Comedy - Entertainment
Big laughs and biting satire are on the menu as the Big Bite team lampoon film, TV shows, sport and more.
Don't miss funny new improvisation performances and terrific impersonations "The Extreme Darren", "Surprised Chef" and hilarious
spoofs like "Harry Potter and the Unbelievably Secret Chamber Of Secrets. .. also the birth place of Mr G – our favourite Drama
Teacher from Summer Heights High.
A Seven Network Production
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The Big Stuff (10 x 1hrs)                                                                                                 Lifestyle
Memories. Possessions, Clutter. STUFF Why do we keep it? Why do we hoard? Is it really about the Stuff or is it about us?
Changing lives and turning dreams into reality, Life Designer Sian Jaquet & Project Manager Gez Johns work miracles with their
life changing strategies.
With just 5 days to de-clutter their lives and save each family from drowning in their own possessions, we quickly can see that it’s
not just about the family’s stuff, it’s actually about them.
What are the issues behind the chaos? What is preventing them from moving forward with their lives?
In a series that’s part life design, part house design, it will be challenging and emotional. But these families make it through the
tough journey. They stop living in the past and happily start creating their ideal future.
Turn your house into the home you’ve always wanted. Create the life you really want to live.
A Factory TV Production for TV3 NZ
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Black Beulah’s (1 x 1hr)                                                                                           Factual – Gay
Beulah is a gay slang term for beautiful - fabulous - ravishing .. its Beulah… “I am a Beulah person… positive, full of colour, life
and love”
Black Beulah’s - a documentary that explores the lives of three friends living within the largely unexplored Soweto gay sub-culture
- an existence that is often shrouded in secrecy with homosexuality still viewed by many within black communities of Soweto as a
something immoral and shameful. Somizi – a choreographer and entertainer; DK – a businessman who owns a funeral parlour;
and Chix – a body builder. They are Beulah. Successful men who have each defied societal expectations to live their lives as
they see fit. It is a revealing personal portrait by director Fanney Tsimong of three people intersecting with changing sexual
values and a community struggling with the reality of homosexuality in its midst.
An engrossing and remarkable additional to the depiction of gay experiences in South Africa.
An Underdog Production
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Bob N Ed (78 x 3 mins)                                                                                        Youth - Interstitials
Last summer two young men embarked on a journey of discovery and adventure. A journey so unparalleled in history that it
would reshape the thoughts of an entire generation…A journey that would give meaning to a way of life for millions...The way of
life that is.…THE WAY OF THE SURFER...Meet Bob N Ed, our friends who have ‘intense’ and ‘meaningful’ discussions about life, the
universe and their sports.....Summer Series – Surfing, Winter series – Snowboarding and the Autumn Series – Skating now in
production.
An Animax Films Production for Comedy Channel Australia
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Born Lucky (65 x ½ hrs)                                                               Game Show - Entertainment - Lifestyle
A companion show to “Shop ‘Til You Drop”
Watch Mall Shoppers compete in a series of games for “Mall Money” and Prizes….
Beginning as a “game show on-the-run” format developed and produced in shopping malls throughout Southern California,
Four contestants compete in a series of physical and mental challenges for a chance to win up to $2,000 in "mall money."
With a stunt round and a challenge round – the leading team enters the bonus round where the winning play gets a chance to
earn $2,000 by completing a series of 5 tasks in 90 seconds.
Hosted by Entertainment Tonight's Bob Goen, and narrated by Australian Jonathan Coleman, Born Lucky ran on Lifetime
Television from 1992 – 1993, and again on PAX networks in 2000.
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www.stanleyent.com

Britain at War (10 x 1 hr)                                                                                      Factual - History
With the seventieth anniversary now upon us, ‘Britain at War’ provides a powerful social and military history of Great Britain during
the Second World War and is a timely reminder of a defining period in the history of the nation.
Nothing can ever convey the reality of those dark days better than the memories of those that were there, but the remarkable
men and women who fought for their country and for freedom during World War Two are now very elderly – most are in their
nineties. Sadly it will not be very long before the chance to hear them speak will be gone forever.
That’s why we have persuaded veterans from the army, navy, air force and the wartime civilian organizations to share their
recollections for our cameras for perhaps the final time. The result is an extraordinary collection of interviews; testimonies no less
from a unique generation that lived through and survived the uncertainties, fears and horrors of the Second World War. Their
stories will reach out to a new generation of people whose own lives have not been blighted by conflict.
Most of all, though, ‘Britain At War’ presents a full picture of a country in the most extraordinary circumstances; of everyday
people thrust by the threat of Hitler’s Germany into the turmoil of war; of some of the greatest battles in our history, the results of
which helped determine the future of the entire world.
And of six extraordinary years in the middle of the last century which shaped the destiny of a nation.
A Simply Media Production
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Bruce Lee: The Path of the Dragon (1 x 1 hr)                                                            Entertainment - Culture
 Bruce Lee: The Path of the Dragon, narrated by Bruce Lee’s daughter, examines how one man changed martial arts forever.
With appearances by Jackie Chan, Jean Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris, you will see how Bruce Lee influenced and set
the precedent for today’s action-heroes. Enjoy the rare out-take footage from his movies, and some of Bruce Lee’s private
tapes of his training at home – including his famous one-inch punch.
A J Page & Associates Production
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Bruce Lee: The Intercepting Fist (1 x 1 hr)                                                                Entertainment - Culture
Bruce Lee: The Intercepting Fist brings us the story of Bruce Lee’s life, particularly as it related to television and film. Featuring rare
footage of Bruce Lee’s training and teaching, never before seen extracts from his unfinished work and out-take footage, this film
offers unique insights into how one man’s spectacular talent broke racial barriers in Hollywood. Take a behind the scene looks at
Bruce Lee’s greatest movies.
A J Page & Associates Production
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Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do (1 x 1 hr)                                                                        Entertainment - Culture
Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do, narrated by Bruce Lee himself is an instructional guide to martial arts, this unique documentary
focuses on mastering techniques used in Bruce Lee’s movies and personal practice.
A J Page & Associates Production
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China in a Box (over 500 clips)                                                           Culture – Travel – Factual - Interstitials
A compilation of pre-cleared stock footage clips at your fingertips.
China today is one of the world’s most dynamic economies and is experiencing profound social and cultural change. The Beijing
Olympic Games in August 2008 will focus the world’s media on a country that has evolved faster than our perceptions.
China In A Box is a compilation of stock footage clips covering all aspects of contemporary China, encompassing its geographic,
cultural and demographic richness with a focus on the topics most likely to be in the media spotlight
From World Stock Footage
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Day by Day: 21 Days in France (1 x 1hr)                                                     Factual – Adventure – Travel - Mens
Across 2,200 miles of rugged roads and through 6 countries, you’ve never seen a Tour like this.
Tour de France Boulder-based cycling team Garmin Slipstream stunned the sports community by placing journeyman rider
Christian Vande Velde in the top 5 for the 2009 Tour de France. With hopes of climbing onto the podium Vande Velde hopes
are dashed when he breaks his back seven weeks before the race. Can Vande Velde return to form and show his stuff against
returning champion and former team-mate Lance Armstrong, or will his leadership of the team be superseded by new signing
and unknown quantity Bradley Wiggins who just happens to already have 3 Olympic gold medals in his trophy cabinet?
Award winning director and avid cyclist Nigel Dick was granted exclusive access to the team and the world’s largest annual
sporting event. We live with the team and experience their unexpected disappointments and their unforeseen successes in
what is a memorable journey, and exciting documentary filled with travel, sports and human drama.
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Dear Jack (1 x 1hr)                                                                                                           Factual
An inspiring and touching biography of a successful young man in the prime of his life and his personal strength and courage in
facing life crushing news. Andrew McMahon embodied the rock n roll dream. Lead singer of the successful band Jack
Mannequin and with debut solo album on the horizon, 22 year old front man Andrew McMahon expected big things in 2005.
Leukemia wasn’t one of them. “Dear Jack” chronicles McMahon on a rollercoaster year, through the highs of reaching his
dreams and the lows of being diagnosed with leukemia. Documenting the bizarre horrific, yet eventually triumphant, journey in
being a leukemia patient, Andrew shines with courage to inspire us all. Narrated by Tommy Lee.
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Death (1 x 1 hr)                                                                                                              Culture
Taking an intimate and personal approach to the subject, DEATH is an exploration of people’s deepest experiences and
perceptions of the ultimate taboo. This riveting documentary combines interviews with ‘ordinary people’ as well as those
involved with death on a daily basis: near death survivors, a funeral director, a San Shaman, an executioner, a pathologist and
even a stand up comedian. Experience a harrowing autopsy, visit the ancestors in a San trance dance and take a glimpse into
a past life. Embark on a journey of mystery, fear and enlightenment. Share the most universal experience we must all face.
Underdog's acclaimed documentary series for SABC3, Death was screened to the highest audience rating of any local
documentary in the channel's history at the time. It won 3 prestigious 1998 Avanti Awards (including a documentary Gold).
An Underdog Production for SABC 3 South Africa
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Escape (11 x ½ hrs)                                                                                                             Travel
Travel to the most special places.. the places the locals know best.
When you travel would you like to feel like a local, rather than a tourist?
For those looking for unique and personal travel adventures, Escape presents an ‘Insiders Guide’ to international travel. A journey
through remarkable and premium destinations.
Enjoy an authentic travel experience, with a focus on local knowledge, food, wine and culture. ‘Those in the know’ share with us
the ‘hidden gems’ of their towns.
Escape is for those who know where they want to go, and are keen to know how to get the most out of their experience.
Travel to some of the world’s most interesting destinations and discover the unique holiday opportunities they offer.
           USA               Vietnam            India               Japan
           Hawaii            Hong Kong          New Zealand         Thailand
           Malaysia          Bali               China
Cultural experiences… Insider Tips
An Igloo Production
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Five Star Insider (10 x 1/2hrs)                                                                                   Travel – Lifestyle
Live the high life as a true five-star traveller.
How can a room possibly be worth $15,000 a night? How far can you push a private butler? Where does nine holes of golf set
you back $13,000? Viewers will find the answers through freelance travel writer Angus Fontaine who takes his notebook and
laptop to the 10 most luxurious travel experiences on the planet.
“All of these episodes are devoted to once in a lifetime experiences,” says Angus. “I hope viewers get an insight into how .01
percent of the world lives and what outrageous things money can buy you.”
In experiencing the best of the best, Angus and his journalistic curiosity get the inside story on:
      •    Burj Al Arab Hotel- Dubai
      •    The Eastern and Oriental Express - Thailand/Singapore/Malaysia
      •    Seven Seas Voyager - Mediterranean cruise
      •    Luxury Tent Safari - Tanzania
      •    Ashford Castle - Ireland
      •    Oberoi Udaivilas - India
      •    Hayman Island - Australia
      •    Blanket Bay Lodge - New Zealand
      •    Mirvaval Health Spa - Arizona
      •    Silky Oaks Lodge - Australia
It’s all about once in a lifetime experiences and living the best of the very best.
A Landmark Television Production for Discovery Channel
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Forbidden Lies (105 mins)                                                                                        Factual – HDV
In 2004 Norma Khouri wrote a bestselling book that shocked the world. In 2005 the book was exposed as a hoax. What really
happened is even more incredible.
Norma Khouri had escaped from Jordan to write the "true story" of the murder of Dalia, her best friend, stabbed to death in an
honour killing.
Publisher's snapped up Norma's book for $1.5 million and "Forbidden Love" became a worldwide phenomenon. Norma Khouri,
the "virgin refugee" is suddenly famous. Norma Khouri won fame and fortune as a Jordanian virgin on the run from Islamic
extremists who’d put a Fatwah on her head for her campaign against honour killings.
She flees to Australia far from the Islamic extremists she says wants to kill her.
Then she is exposed as a fake.
Norma Khouri was really Norma Bagain, a Chicago real-estate agent and mother of two, alleged con artist on the run from the
FBI for one million dollars of fraud. Now Norma's publishers are suing her, the FBI is closing in and she has gone into hiding.
In FORBIDDEN LIE$, award winning documentary director Anna Broinowski (HELEN'S WAR) travelled to New York, Chicago,
London, Jordon and Australia to find out the truth behind the murder and the storyteller.
Spinning murder, politics, greed and literary scandal into a web that ensnares us all, FORBIDDEN LIE$ is a real-life thriller about a
brilliant con/artist, the people she’s duped, and why, despite everything, we still want to believe her.
A Liberty Production
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Gangs (2 x 1hrs)                                                                                     Factual – Culture – Mens
Few New Zealanders understand gangs like the Mongrel Mob and Black Power who operate in their own backyard. In fact they
know more about how the Mafia operates. Despite over forty years of police investigation, pursuit and justice gangs are still a
major criminal force in the country. They are among the biggest players in drug cultivation, manufacture and selling, they
actively use stand over tactics against businesses, they run protection rackets inside many of our prisons and they are involved in
rape, violence, theft and murder.
So if the power of the gangs isn’t diminishing maybe the heavy-handed approach doesn’t work and a different approach is
needed. Maybe New Zealand needs to wake up to the social environments that breed gang members and look at what it is
that appeals to the young and the criminal.
After months of ground work, reformed-politician, radio host and journalist Pam Corkery has secured access to the inner sanctum
of Auckland’s gang world – the seven gangs that control most of the crime happening in New Zealand’s largest city.
A Top Shelf Production
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Girls Racers (4 x 1hrs)                                                                                                  Factual
Girl Racers is a high-octane, four-part documentary series that chronicles the careers of North America’s top female race car
drivers, over the course of a racing season.
Narrated by former driver and racing enthusiast Jason Priestley, the series goes behind-the-scenes in one of the most highly
watched sports on North American television today. Girl Racers documents for the first time, the trials and tribulations that female
drivers experience in one of the few sports where women compete directly with men ... and win.
A Screen Siren Production
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The Great Italian Café (6 x ½ hrs)                                                          Travel – Lifestyle - Culture – Food
A coffee lover’s celebration of the Great Italian Café.
There are so many wonderful things about Italy. The food, fashion, architecture, beautiful people and the fantastic cars, but for
many Italy is all about coffee and the cafés.
Whether it’s cappuccino at breakfast or espresso in the afternoon, this mysterious brew seems to somehow fuel Italian culture
and drive the people that live there.
The Great Italian Café’s are treasures that allow us to experience the history, culture and style of the world’s coffee capital.


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Enjoy an authentic travel experience as we journey through the best in café culture from Venice, Treviso, Milan, Turin and
Bologna celebrating the passion of the country’s aficionados, the regional variations in coffee culture and the role the Great
Italian Café has played in the development of Italy.
An Igloo production
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Harry's Practice (93 x ½ hr)                                                                                 Lifestyle - Family
 “He’s out on the road helping us out… if there is a pet with a problem he’ll sort it out… because they are all part of our family –
the great and the small – and Harry’s a friend to them all…”
At work in their practice and out on the road, join vets Dr Harry Cooper and Dr Katrina Warren for everything you need to know
about your pets. Do you have problems with digging dogs, confused puppies, a cold lizard, pestering ducks, birds who are
scared of the dark, troublesome sheep, overfriendly pigs, a goldfish with its tail bent in half? Train your cat to come when called,
teach your puppy to love his walking harness, learn what is needed during post operative recovery. Special and caring advice
on all your pets’ problems.
Out on the road, Dr Harry makes genuine surprise house-calls to viewers who have written in, begging for his help with their
animals’ behavioral problems. Always intriguing, often emotional, the charming and friendly Harry’s Practice captures the
special bond between people and their pets.
A Seven Network Australia Production
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Helicopter Rescue – Angels of Mercy (13 x ½ hrs)                                                     Factual - Entertainment
Dramatic, Breathtaking Real Rescues.
Angel 1 and Angel 2 are the helicopters that transport the everyday heroes of the busiest Rescue Helicopter Service in the
southern hemisphere. Ride alongside the helicopter crew, paramedics and medical specialists who day by day face the
elements and risk their own lives to save others. Experience a daring rescue as the crew from a ship that has run aground during
a fierce storm is plucked to safety. Feel the heartache and joy as babies and children are transported to receive urgent medical
treatment. Fly alongside the crew to breathtaking locations to winch injured bushwalkers in dense bush land, surfers and
fishermen on pristine beaches or workers who have suffered horrific injuries. These are the tasks that constantly face the
international award winning heroes as they fly from one lifesaving mission to another. Hold on to the adrenaline rush and be
amazed as to what lengths the crew will go to save a life.
A Wide Horizons Production
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He’s Coming South (1 x 1hr or 1x 90mins)                                                                      Factual - History
The attack in Sydney Harbour … No one ever thought they would actually come. They did.
Following the attack on Pearl Harbour, Japanese Imperial Navy Submarine fleets continued the ongoing offensive of the Pacific.
On the 31st May, 1942, Three Japanese Midget Submarines entered Sydney Harbour and launched an attack on American,
British and Australian naval vessels at anchor. 21 men would be killed, 4 will take their own lives and 2 would vanish.
Charting the loss of innocence and tremendous human sacrifices made by courageous people – both Australian and Japanese
– during World War II, He’s Coming South superbly recounts a balanced presentation of the events through a full reconstruction
of one of the most dramatic and mysterious episodes in Australian maritime history – the 1942 attack on Sydney Harbour.
Awards
     •  2006 Logie Award: Documentary of the year.
     •  2006 ASTRA Awards: Most Outstanding Documentary of the Year.
     •  2006 ACS Awards: Cinematography in a Documentary.
    •   2006 AFI Awards: Nomination - Steve Williams - Best Cinematography in a Documentary
A Damien Lay/Animax Film for Foxtel Australia
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Horse Sense for People (1 x 1hr)                                                 Factual – Culture – Environment – Wildlife
Using methods of developing trust through communication, Monty Roberts “The Man Who Listens to Horses” helps troubled
youths to get a handle on their lives and become successful adults. Monty Roberts, horse gentler and New York Times best
selling author, gained international fame by developing a method of communicating with horses using their natural body
language, a technique he calls Join UP. Founded on a consistent set of principles, communication and trust, Monty’s methods
assert that violence is never the answer. When Monty learns that the lives of the wild horses of Palm Island are being threatened
by local youths, he flies to Australia to help save them. A victim of child abuse himself, Monty sees an opportunity to share a
message of hope, learned from horses, with these children who have been raised in one of the most violent places on earth.
Witness the positive changes that come over these troubled youth of Palm Island as they work with Monty and the horses to
create a bond of trust.
A Monty and Pat Roberts Inc Production
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House Calls to the Rescue (17 x 1 hr)                                                                                  Lifestyle
Seven’s expert lifestyle team come to the rescue… Saving homeowners from their own DIY disasters. Finish that long term
unfinished project, convert the unfinished conversion, get advice on those simple, yet completely baffling jobs, and transform
your unsightly disaster to a sparkling renovation. Great tips and spectacular makeovers from our resident landscape designer,
horticulturist, building team, artist, handy hints expert and treasure hunter. DIY has never been this much fun.
A Seven Network Australia Production
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It’s Only A Number (1 x ½ hr)                                                                              Factual – Women
A New Age Story. This is the story of Michael and Anita Arendsen, a married couple with a difference, and their struggle for
acceptance; she happens to be fifteen years older than he is.
We profile them as a couple with views on what makes them unique but also what makes them exactly the same as everybody
else. We get a glimpse into their daily lives and examine how this couple functions in a world where their relationship is viewed
as a little less than ordinary.
Only a Number focuses on the growing global phenomenon of older woman and younger men. While these marriages are
breaking new ground, some might find them hard to accept. We’ll speak to Michael and Anita’s family and friends to see who
they feel about their union. We also ask why it seems completely normal for older men to be with younger women but when the
roles are reversed – it becomes taboo.
An Underdog Production
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Kids Ward (12 x ½ hr)                                                                           Lifestyle – Family - Medical
Capture the courage, humour and emotion of the heroes in the most moving ward of a hospital – the kids ward. The heroes are
the kids and along with the incredible support of their parents, doctors and nurses, we follow them as they deal medically and
emotionally with their illnesses.
A Seven Network Australia Production
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Living Coffee (13 x ½ hr)                                                                 Lifestyle – Culture – Travel - Food
The culture of coffee brings people together…
Join Paul Bassett, the world barista champion for an intimate insight into the international culture of coffee.
This entertaining and informative romp begins in Byron Bay Australia, in local coffee plantations where it all began for Paul. We
then travel with him to some of the very best cafés in the world, to reach the ultimate destination – the world barista
championship in Trieste Italy, where we experience first hand the glory of victory and the bitter taste of defeat on the biggest
stage in the world coffee arena.
The coffee industry is famous for many colorful and eccentric characters who are happy to share their passion for the bean with
us – including world famous trumpet player and coffee enthusiast James Morrison who turns coffee into music….
All coffee lovers understand the importance of getting the very best out of their favorite brew. Each episode offers informative
and easy tips to making great espresso at home, how to buy and store your coffee, texturing milk, making your favorite drinks –
right through to a series of creative signature beverages and the fusion of coffee and food.
Living Coffee: a passionate journey through contemporary coffee culture.
www.paulbassett.com
An Igloo production
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Lloyd Geering: The Last Western Heretic (1x70)                                                   Factual – Culture - History
A timely and enthralling insight into the ideas and the philosophies of the man described by the BBC as “the last living heretic”:
Lloyd Geering, now 89 and still deeply involved in the debate of ideas about life and religion, and latterly, the very survival of
human beings and the planet to which we belong. Presenting a series of controversial and richly illustrated statements; and in
doing so makes simple and comprehensible the powerful theological and cultural ideas underpinning western civilization.
The lively octogenarian with a sharp intellect is New Zealand’s foremost theologian; a long-standing Presbyterian minister who
doesn’t believe in a personal God, a man of the church who fearlessly challenges all Christian and secular ideas, and was once
famously and controversially tried for heresy – or as it was formally called: “doctrinal error and disturbing the peace of the
church”.
This film captures the ideas and the philosophy of an influential man and offers insight into how our beliefs and assumptions
developed and where they might go in the future.
A Top Shelf Production
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M24 – The Last Sunrise (2 x 1hr)                                                                            Factual - History
Sunday May 31 1942. 21 men will be killed
Four will take their own lives and two will disappear
Following the surprise attack in Sydney Harbour by Japanese Imperial Navy forces in 1942, the Japanese Midget Submarine M24,
evaded capture from enemy forces, left Sydney Harbour and vanished.
Thus began one of the greatest unsolved maritime mysteries of World War II.
Until now many of the details, including theories about what happened to the never recovered M24 submarine, have remained
shrouded in mystery
M24 – The Last Sunrise, exposes this extraordinary mystery. Exploring the evidence and unravelling over 60 years of speculation
surrounding the disappearance of the crew of the M24 in the mysterious events following the devastating attack in Sydney
Harbour.
Awards
    •   2006 ASTRA Awards: Nominated - Most Outstanding television Special of the Year.
    •   2006 ACS Awards: Cinematography in a Documentary.
A Damien Lay/Animax Film for Foxtel Australia
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Man Made: A Gallon of Gas (1 x 1hr)                                                                      Factual - Environment
How did the remnants of dead things become a source of power for the planet? From living organisms to the gas that you pump
in your car – the engineering journey that links it together
 A fascinating journey that explores every step of the engineering chain. Using an integration of breathtaking video and cutting
edge CGI, we explore every step of the journey of oil from the raw material right through to our daily lives, from its early
formation from prehistoric remains deep in the ocean over 200 million years ago, to the often-dangerous process of exploration
and removal. We consider the hard science challenges of refining, processing, and ultimately transporting the massive amounts
of oil that culminates in a single gallon of gas pumped into your car. We’ll look at how resources diminishing and demand
increasing drives science to create newer and better innovative methods of stretching and recovering oil.
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Mark Loves Sharon (6 x ½ hours)                                                                                         Comedy
“Mark Loves Sharon” is a scripted mocku-mentary based around the life of high profile, successful but scandal prone sportsman
Mark Wary…… (yes…. loosely based on Shane Warne)”
In ‘Mark Loves Sharon’, Australian sporting superstar, Mark Wary, reveals all as he invites the cameras into his home to shoot a
celebrity reality series that shows the private side of this controversial and very public sporting icon.
In an attempt to change his bad-boy image and reveal his sensitive, caring side, Mark and his long-suffering manager, Jerry,
decide to open up Mark’s life to an observational documentary crew. It may have been a good idea for Ozzy Osbourne,
Jessica Simpson, Gene Simmons, Paris Hilton, Hulk Hogan and the Beckhams, but ‘Mark Loves Sharon’ reveals a whole lot more
of Mark than he, or Jerry, ever intended.
There’s no shortage of tension at Wary’s extravagant mansion as Mark’s gorgeous but feisty girlfriend, Sharon, tries to keep his
wandering eye in check; his loyal, no-hoper mates, Sledge and Tomo, riotously live the life of the loyal celebrity entourage; and
manager and nervous wreck, Jerry, tries valiantly to keep the whole Wary gravy train from running off the rails.
In the eye of this storm Mark himself is trying to be the man that Sharon wants him. Plus trying to maintain a happy home, despite
the warring factions and the various temptations and indulgences that are inevitably afforded a sporting superstar of his ilk.
He doesn’t always succeed and he often finds himself having to front yet another press conference having to apologise for the
latest in a long line of misdemeanors.
It’s not easy being an Australian sporting hero “just ask Wayne Carey or Ben Cousins or Willie Mason or Brendan Fevola or Nick
D’Arcy or Lleyton Hewitt or John Steffenson” or even Shane Warne.
Mark Loves Sharon allows us to meet the man behind the myth and gives us a remarkable insight into the conflicted, flawed,
ridiculous yet ultimately loveable character that makes Wary the national icon that he is.
 “Like Kath & Kim shone in the original sketch comedy series Big Girls Blouse… So to did Mark & Sharon from The Wedge..”
A Cornerbox Production for Network Ten Australia
 Worldwide rights available with Verve

Metamorphosis (1 x 1 hr)                                                                                           Culture - Gay
Leonard Du Plooy was born to a mixed race ("coloured") family in 1908, and spent the first part of his life teaching at the Christian
Brothers' College in his hometown of Kimberley. Then he changed his mind. Metamorphosis is a fascinating exploration of the life
of South Africa's most notorious "drag disco granny" of the 70s and 80s. This was a cross-media project incorporating a CD
soundtrack compilation and an interactive website (www.grannylee.co.za). The documentary won four Avanti Craft Awards,
has been screened at festivals across the world and was recently broadcast on Canadian television. Metamorphosis was
selected as one of the world's best television documentaries for presentation at the prestigious INPUT 2001 international
conference.
An Underdog Production
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The Millen Baird Show (8 x ½ hrs)                                                                      Sketch Comedy - Youth
Millen Baird the Kiwi comic genius in his hilarious sketch comedy. Quite a remarkable performance as he plays the majority of
Paua Point’s citizens. From the desperate jockey to Deb the dog walker, this brilliant sketch comedy intertwines the story lines of
the offbeat locals (some cracker distinctive characters) with the dysfunctional town of Paua Point.
 “The Millen Baird Show really made me laugh and I’m a Pom!”
Jon Plowman Former BBC Head of Comedy & Exec. Producer of ‘The Office’, ‘Extras’, ‘Little Britain’,‘The League of Gentlemen’,
‘Absolutely Fabulous’ and ‘The Vicar of Dibley.
A Great Southern Film and Television Production
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Miss V8 Supercar (1 x 1hr)                                                                                                  Mens
The fastest growing motor sport in the world is V8 Supercar racing. Every month somewhere in Australia, New Zealand and now
China, drivers battle it out in souped up, super powerful V8’s. Off the track, competition is just as fierce. Glamorous young girls
vie for the title of Miss V8 Supercar, a prestigious honor in the world of modeling. The best of the best from the year’s round of
racing meet in a final contest to determine the number one grid-girl; the new Miss V8 Supercar for 2005.
Thirty-seven contestants from Australia and New Zealand are subjected to an intensive week of assessment. Judges are looking
for poise, confidence, natural beauty and that special undefined quality which will define the new Miss V8 Supercar.
The girls are put through their paces; the group must learn a dance routine for the awards night, there are interviews with prying
judges and professional photo shoots. For some, it’s their first time in front of the cameras and there’s tension in the air, but all
the entrants have won previous heats and each is serious about taking home the winner’s sash and a contract with V8
Supercars.
Culminating in an appearance on the starting grid before a packed crowd at the final race of the year, Miss V8 Supercar 2005
is an insight into the world of fast car racing and the glamorous girls who are attracted to it.
A Quail TV production
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Mixing with the Best – Series 1 (13 x ½ hr)                                                  Lifestyle – Culture – Travel - Food
Cocktail Culture…. The color, the passion, the music, the elegance
Life's like a cocktail it's all about getting the mix right. From the friends we have, the clothes we wear, the music we listen to, the
places we go and of course the cocktails we love to drink.
Join sultry, sexy, international barman, Manuel Terron on this world first journey through the sophisticated glamour of
contemporary cocktail culture. Look behind the scenes at the colorful personalities that run some of the world's best bars, the
underground subcultures that visit them and the interior designers that create the ambience and the DJ's that control the sound.
You'll learn top tips of throwing a great cocktail party and what it takes to mix a first class drink, just like the best of them.
Mixing with the Best: a vibrant journey that delivers cocktail cool to people around the globe.
www.mixingwiththebest.com
An Igloo production
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Mixing with the Very Best (13 x ½ hrs)                                                           Lifestyle -– Travel – Food - HD
Style, fashion, travel, glamour
Unashamedly decadent.. mix with the worlds very best..
Hong Kong, Bali, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, London, Paris and more, we visit the world’s best bars, best mixologist’s, plus the
music, fashion and fun that make cocktail culture so wonderfully decadent.
Introducing Grant Collins one of the worlds leading mixologists taking the viewer on a fabulous journey through the world
cocktail culture
Life is like a cocktail – get the mix right, and you get the most out of it
A Mixing with the Best production
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MVP (10 x 1hrs)                                                                                                                Drama
Welcome to MVP – Most Valued Played
The Secret Lives of Hockey Wives
Scandal, Temptation, Romance. .
The star player dies of an overdose..
His pampered wife ends up on the street….
Their daughter sleeps with the hot new rookie….
and the season hasn’t even started yet!
When the uniforms are folded away and their gear comes off, that’s when things get really interesting!
A Screendoor Canada Production for CBC and ABC Soapnet
Worldwide rights (excluding France and Italy) available with Verve
http://soapnet.go.com/soapnet/show/path-showname_mvp

My Beijing Birthday (1 x 1hr)                                                                          Culture – Factual – Travel
My Beijing Birthday takes a heart-felt and humorous look at the rapidly changing lives of a group of young Beijingers through the
eyes of an American, Howie Snyder.
The story shows us the group as 8 year olds in 1996 studying Chinese stand-up comedy with Howie and their teacher Mrs Ma. We
visit the group again in 2008 as they reflect on their lives and their new dreams for the future.
This generation of children, known as China’s new little emperors, is the first in the world to grow up without brothers and sisters.
They have grown up amid the most rapid economic growth the world has ever seen.
In My Beijing Birthday Howie breaks through language and cultural barriers to shows us how these children – and Beijingers in
general – are a lot like his native New Yorkers: rough on the outside, but tender on the inside.
A China In a Box Production
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Ningaloo Dreaming (1 x 1hr)                                                   Travel – Adventure – Culture – Factual – Mens
An epic journey, with an emphasis on discovery, Ningaloo Dreaming is an eco-adventure along Australia’s greatest inshore reef,
exploring a rarely seen pristine ecological treasure.
Paddling over 500 kilometers, Join our group of ocean kayakers as they travel the length of the spectacular Ningaloo Reef in
rugged north west Australia with its vast diversity of marine life, its jagged Cape Range and huge translucent surf.
Our participants are a highly accomplished group of athletes from around the world. Leading the way was Dean Gardiner, the
nine time winner of the world championship of ocean paddling, the Molokai Challenge. He was joined by the world body surfing
champion and television stuntman, Todd Sells from Hawaii, Daryl Bartho, a champion paddler and diver from South Africa,
Australia’s greatest surf iron man, Trevor Hendy and former Australian Iron men Greg Mickle and Brett Tyack
The reef is not only breathtakingly beautiful - it is of world ecological significance. A fringing reef 260 kilometers in length, it is
where the continental shelf comes closest to the Australian mainland – home to more than 500 species of fish and more than 260
types of coral. In this adventure of a lifetime, the group paddle close up with migrating humpback whales, surf previously
unridden waves, dive and fish for Yellow Fin Tuna and Spanish Mackerel in pristine waters and visit an abandoned whaling
station accompanied by one of the old whalers.
It is a journey of exploration, fortitude and marvel. Ningaloo dreaming is man and nature at one together
A Storyboard Production
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Not All Tea & Scones (4 x ½ hrs)                                                                    Factual – Culture - Women
A delicious but lemony slice of country life…
Petticoats and pearls. James and chutneys. Scones and tarts. Droughts and deaths. Bankruptcies and auctions. Tractors and
tragedies. Mothers and babies. Town and country.


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It’s the Country Women’s Association (these days known to its members as Chicks With Attitude). And it’s the bond that binds
rural Australian women together through the greatest adversity they’ve known in their hundred year history.
An affectionate portrait of a life on the land that is fading fast - told through the stories of rural women as they prepare for the
annual “The Land Cooking Contest”….
The summer harvest is in… the hot, dry months finally give way to cooler days and nights.. the worries of the time are set aside as
14,000 women across rural New South Wales prepare for the great annual cook-off. The competition is fierce, the standard is
high. But in the finest traditions of sisterhood, there is a pithy sadness mixed with laughter as stories of hardship and triumph over
adversity are shared around the mixing bowls and over a cup of tea.
With intimate and moving interviews with the women as well as recipes and cooking guides, Not all Tea and Scones will provide
a sensory feast as we follow the journey of a small group of women, celebrating their resourcefulness, grit and friendships as they
shoulder rural Australia through challenging times
A Purple Pictures Production
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The Oasis (1 x 75 mins or 2 x 1hrs)                                                                     Factual – Culture - HDV
Because they’re tough kids doesn’t mean we should put them in the too-hard basket and believe that nothing can ever
change’- Captain Paul Moulds, Director of the Oasis Youth Refuge
Tough kids from tough backgrounds. Kids living dangerous lives on the street – these are the young people of Oasis, an inner city
youth refuge where everyone is welcome.
No story is too horrific, no circumstance too dire, no kid too damaged for the tireless director, Captain Paul Moulds. Father
figure, counsellor, saviour, Paul is a legend amongst those who stumble in at breaking point.
Only Paul is there through all the chaos, from the birth of new babies to the funerals of those who self-destruct prematurely.
Between the sharp, shocking violence, these kids share moments of lucidity and insight that give the audience a rare glimpse of
what Moulds sees every day: reason for hope.
Shot over two years, a touching yet unflinching documentary charting life on the street meeting exceptional heart, humanity
and compassion
Awards
     •    AFI - Best feature Documentary (December 2007)
     •    IF Award…. Nomination
     •    Finalist in the category Best Documentary Social & Political Issues in the 2008 EnhanceTV ATOM Awards. (Australian
          teachers of Media)
    •     Finalist in the category Best Documentary General in the 2008 EnhanceTV ATOM Awards.
    •     Finalist in the category Best Educational Multimodal Production in the 2008 EnhanceTV ATOM Awards.
    •     Finalist in the category Best Documentary Human Story in the 2008 EnhanceTV ATOM Awards.
    •     Finalist in the category Best Tertiary Education Resource in the 2008 EnhanceTV ATOM Awards.
    •     Also nominated for Best feature Documentary by Australian Directors Guild.
A Shark Island Production and Caledonia Foundation Film for ABC Australia
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Olga: The Last Grand Duchess (1 x 1 hr)                                                                          Factual - History
This Danish/Canadian co-production tells the fascinating story of the sister of the last Czar of Russia. Daughter of the Danish
Princess, Tzarina Dagmar, and Russian Czar Alexander III, Olga Romanov started life as a privileged member of the Russian Royal
Family. She died in obscurity in an apartment above a barbershop in Toronto. Filmed in Russia, Denmark and Canada, the
documentary includes conversations with people who knew Olga and draws on extensive archival material.
An Up-Front Production
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Once In a Lifetime – Series 1 & 2 (24 x ½ hrs)                                                  Fishing – Mens - Entertainment
This pristine fishery in the Seychelles is what most anglers dream about; join us as we follow a variety of anglers on what may be a
“Once in a Lifetime” opportunity
A group of professional and recreational fishermen explore and catch numerous predatory species on the flats along the
shoreline and by tender boat in the remote outer atolls of the Seychelles. The fishing is epic but you will also feel the tranquility and
soak up the sheer beauty of this untouched paradise.
Some of the rarest fish in the world are landed during the Fly fishing shows for instance the successful hook up and landing of the
illusive Milkfish by professional guide Paul Boyers on an algae fly designed by Arno Mathee, a veteran and pioneer in these parts.
History is made with the first ever footage filmed in the Seychelles of the successful targeting and landing of a Bump head Parrot
fish on fly. The fly fishing crew also hook into a myriad of other species such as Record Giant Travelly, Bonefish, Trigger Fish, Bohar
Snapper, Spangled Emperor, and Blue Fin Trevally.and in Manda Bay in Kenya where the pros demonstrate the art of hooking and
landing five Sailfish
The spin fishermen use tender boats use tender boats as a floating platform to hunt the fish. Record size Giant Travelly, Barracuda,
Green Job fish, Dog Tooth Tuna and Rockod attack the plugs with vigour. Excitement in paradise.
The entire series is shot from above and below the water which provides the viewer with the anglers and the fish’s perspective of
the fight.
Taking man and machine to the edge. This is fly and spin fishing at it’s very best
An Invisible Cactus Production
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Out And About (26 x ½ hrs)                                                   Entertainment – Youth - Lifestyle – Travel - Gay
World first lifestyle magazine program covering all things gay camp and queer. Within each episode OUT&ABOUT profiles one
international location with a focus on the fabulous people and places that make that city tick. The series veers between the
sexy, silly and serious, while always celebrating the positive and profound influence of gay culture on modern life.


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With hosts based in London, LA and Sydney OUT&ABOUT covers the global gay scene. This fast paced, sexy series connects the
world’s most international alternative culture and you definitely don't have to be gay to enjoy OUT&ABOUT. Series #1 of
OUT&ABOUT visits diverse locations including Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, LA, London, New York, Miami, Mykonos, Sydney,
Melbourne, Hong Kong, San Francisco and Stockholm.
Compelling personality features are the heart of OUT&ABOUT, but cool hotels, hip bars and the latest trends are all part of the
series mix. Supported by cool graphics, funky editing and soundtracks to suit OUT&ABOUT is edgy, stylish and incredibly pink!
www.demonangel.tv
A DemonAngel Production in association with Foxtel Australia
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The Outdoor Room (10 Episodes: 1 x 1hrs and 9 x ½ hrs)                      Travel – Lifestyle – Food – Gardening Hi Def
BRINGING THE WORLD TO YOUR BACKGARDEN
Jamie Durie (Oprah’s new favourite gardener!!) puts his horticultural and design expertise to good use as he travels the world in
search of ideas and inspiration for functional and stunning outdoor living.

     •    ITALY                                              •   FRANCE
     •    UK                                                 •   INDIA
     •    BALIA                                              •   JAPAN
     •    AFRICA                                             •   EGYPT
     •    MEXICO                                             •   THAILAND

Finding inspiration in the elaborate and resourceful gardens, unique landscapes, markets and culture of each exotic nation he
visits, Jamie returns home with a collection of bright ideas that he and his team use to transform a lucky garden into an ‘outdoor
room’ dramatically altering the lifestyle of it’s owners.
       •   Water features
       •   Secret Gardens
       •   Authentic cultural decorations
       •   Themed plants
       •   Garden Design
       •   Natural materials … and more
Touching, emotional and always with a special personal reason, Jamie surprises these lucky families with the gift of a themed
gardens created perfectly for them.
Adding to the warmth and good humour, each week celebrated including Luke Mangan, Tobie Puttock and Neil Perry also join
The Outdoor Room team capturing the flavour of Jamie’s destinations in their authentic national dishes for the celebration feast.
Jamie brings a world of ideas home creating Outdoor Rooms full of culture, texture, colour, warmth and lifestyle possibilities …
just for you!
A Co-Production between Seven Network and JPD Media
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The Party Garden (6 x 1/2hrs)                                                                   Lifestyle – Gardening – Food
Where Entertaining and Gardening come together
Be inspired and create your perfect party setting
Plant Grow Create Celebrate
The Party Garden’s mission is to show people the difference a beautiful environment can make to your life. Whether outside or in;
a well designed, creative space can have an enormous positive impact on your life.
 The party gardeners in this series are just like someone you know. They love to entertain, eat outdoors and spend time with
family and friends, but they do need a bit of help and know-how to set the scene. Part self help for life changers and part
meditation on the joys and trials of gardening and styling, here is a guide to entertaining in spaces amateur gardeners can easily
learn how to create.
 With our hosts, Landscape designer Charlie Albone and Interior Designer Juliet Love we meet people who are preparing their
garden for something special. Exploring how they started, what their vision is and how they can achieve a fantastic result to
share with neighbours, friends and family in their ultimate garden get-together.
Episode 1 - The Outdoor Dinner Party                         Episode 4 - The Garden Warming Party
Episode 2 - The Tomato Festival                              Episode 5 - Fresh from the garden party
Episode 3 - The Kids Party                                   Episode 6 - The Family Reunion
For those who believe that everyone should surround themselves with beautiful things and that anyone can achieve a stylish
space with the right advice and a little bit of inspiration.
It’s really easy to do a few simple things in an entertaining space to style it up and make your guests feel really welcome when
they walk in the door.
So go on… have a few friends over.
Create your very own Party Garden
A Vokyo Entertainment Production
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Pieces of Me (1 x 1hr)                                                               Medical – Factual – Womens – Family
Prevention, Cure or Madness?
Three sisters, young, vibrant and genetically flawed, need to make a decision that could potentially save their lives and yet cuts
to the very core of their femininity. Follow their personal journey and life altering decision making process after being diagnosed
with the BRCA2 breast cancer gene.
The sisters have all been tested positive for BRCA2, a genetic malfunction, and inherited gene disorder that means they are at a
significantly higher than normal risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer before they turn 50.


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Now they must make a decision that potentially may save their lives - to have their remove their breasts now whilst they are
young and healthy and have no symptoms of cancer or wait until cancer sets in. Choosing to have both their breasts removed
would circumvent what is a family history of women dying young of breast cancer.
One sister has chosen to have a full prophylactic mastectomy to remove her healthy breasts. The other two are struggling with
difficult decision making process to bring the future into the present and have their breast removed in order to reduce the risk of
developing cancer at a later date.
Pieces of Me puts a human face to the accelerating scientific advancements in genetic identification. The science of genetics is
expanding faster than cures or treatments, so what do people do when diagnosed with a faulty gene, knowing that cures are
still far behind. It will focus on the personal story and provide information regarding genetics and breast cancer. It also explores
the social and ethical implications of owning the knowledge of a genetic pre-disposition to a disease.
It is an intimate discovery through diagnosis and decisions about the future.
A Brand New Media Production
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Positive Footprints (6 x 1/2hrs)                                                Travel – Lifestyle – Culture – Factual – Adventure
Travel is always exciting, even more so when you have something to contribute. Positive Footprints focuses on the impact made
by travelers who choose to see more of the world by volunteering to work with less fortunate communities on World Expeditions
Community Projects. Trekking to some of the most remote villages and working under challenging conditions to assist in building
and vital community projects. Positive Footprints raises awareness for a type of travel that is both fascinating and meaningful. Be
rewarded with the sights you see, the people you meet and what you can contribute to the communities you visit.
A World Nomads Production
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The Private Lives of the Ancient Rulers (6 x 1 hr)                                                                     Factual - History
From the time of the great Pharaohs of Egypt to the famous Kings and Queens of old England, the old adage has been proved
time and again…
Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
But then there were no TV cameras or nosy reporters to spoil the fun of the rich and the powerful; the high and mighty did as
they pleased. No wanted a scandal. No one got into trouble.
Until now...
These light-hearted but informative shows tell the stories of gay kings, strange queens, horrible holy men, appalling popes, and
mad Russian Tsars. Featuring atmospheric recreations and reconstructions, the fast-paced programmes separate the myth from
the fact as they demonstrate that corruption and dishonesty are as old as mankind itself.
A Simply Media Production
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The Real Area 51 (1 x 1 hr)                                                                                                       Factual
One man risked everything and broke his silence…
In 1989 a scientist walked into a TV station in Las Vegas ato make an extroadinary claim – that he had worked at a secret military
installation in the Nevada desert; that he’d worked on recovered alien spacecraft; and that he’d helped build a new craft
based on their designs.
His name was Bob Lazar and the secret installation was Area 51. This is the remarkable true story of a man who risked everything
to tell the astounding truth about one of the most secret locations on Earth. Even threats to his life could not prevent Bob Lazar
presenting his facts to the world.
The Real Area 51 shines a light into the darkest corners of the top-secret base – the existence of which is barely acknowledged
by the US Government
A Simply Media Production
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The Real Seachange – Series 1 & 2 (23 x ½ hrs)                                                    Reality – Lifestyle - Entertainment
Real people, real stories, real risks – The Ultimate Life Journey
The dream of escaping the daily grind of city living is a common fantasy for millions of people, yet the gamble can be enormous.
Is the challenge too much to bear?
Follow brave and inspiring sorts who decide to take the ultimate life journey and make a big significant change, in search of a
better, richer, life. They will quit their jobs, sell their houses and take the biggest risk of their lives. It’s the ultimate gamble, but will
it pay off? Some will fail, others will never look back at the profound transformation they chose for their new life. From fascinating
locations, you’ll find out if a life change is really worth it. It’s make or break for the ‘Seachangers’ featured in this exciting
observational reality series.
See if they have what it takes to make a go of it in paradise. Are you inspired?
This is the Real Sea Change.
Seven Network Australia
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Real Top Guns (6 x ½ hrs)                                                                            Reality – Entertainment – Mens
Hot young fighter pilots - the men and women who dare to reach for the sky-high title of ‘Top Gun’, flying some of the deadliest
fighter planes of today. REAL TOP GUNS takes us to the heights of action - amazing sequences with outrageously expensive
fighter planes dog-fighting above the Australian desert - in-cockpit action as pilots take themselves and their machines to the
limits – and more exhilarating combat flying footage than the movie itself. REAL TOP GUNS also promises the real life stories. We
go right behind the scenes delving into the characters personal stories - sharing their dreams and the dramas of the day. HIGH
ACTION CHARACTER DRIVEN REAL LIFE DRAMA
A Quail TV Production
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Refugee Like Me (1 x 1 hr)                                                                        Factual – Culture – Political
They are ordinary people. And they have come from disparate corners of the globe, seeking an elemental need - the need to
be safe, the need to feel safe. Their exodus from their homeland is the most painful journey they will ever undertake. If they
have made a choice, it is simply the choice to live. In this poignant film, we seek to restore a human face to the word “refugee”.
Refugee Like Me provides a voice. A voice for six people with six very different stories, from six very different parts of the world
yet they all tell a familiar tale. They have all endured the betrayal of their own governments to keep them safe and protected in
their homelands. Many have risked their lives in escaping tyranny; all have suffered the loss of loved ones. But in the end, they
are all a telling testament to the triumph of the human spirit over repression and injustice.
A Purple Pictures Production
Worldwide rights available with Verve

Richard Jeni: A Good Catholic Boy (1 x 1 hr)                                                                           Comedy
HBO’s highest rated Comedy Special when it originally aired in October 1997. Filmed live at the elegant Cerritos Centre for the
Performing Arts, this fourth concert is a mature and more personal outing with the stellar comic.
Beginning with his arrival onstage by train (to the lush stage set) of the Coney Island Boardwalk of his boyhood, Jeni packs the
hour with what he does so well: average man angst and relatable topics that continually escalate into uniquely inventive
material, all performed with high energy, impeccable craft and a touch of genius. The always consistent and immensely likable
Jeni remains “Flat Out Hilarious!”
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Richard Jeni: Platypus Man (1 x 1 hr)                                                                                  Comedy
Winner of the Cable Ace Award for Best Stand-up Comedy Special and the concert that gave rise to the UPN network sitcom of
the same name. Taped live at Chicago’s Park West Theatre in 1992, this uproarious grand-slam solidified Jeni as one of
America’s most unique comedic talents and accomplished craftsman.
The short film that opens the show (accompanied by Rich’s bluesy singing) is a surprising montage of conflicted images; (An
Orthodox Jew roasting a pig, “a hooker in sensible shoes”…) These images set Jeni’s main theme for the show: the inability to
fully commit to the imperfect choices that life presents us with-- and Jeni’s kindred feeling for the Platypus—another of Nature’s
creatures whose physical contradictions make him “a living symbol of total confusion”.
Jeni brings you into his world through an array of characterizations, sound effects, gestures, voices, that weave seamlessly
through one hilarious bit after the other. There are nightly news shows (“the bad news” with Grim Carnage as newscaster)
cooking shows for single guys, (“Bill the Belching Gourmet), an imperious Roman Emperor choosing a dinner lobster (“Bring me
the brown one. He amuses me. Seize Him!”). There’s the now classic segment of redundant football announcers and an
unfulfilled referee stopping a game to confess “I think I'm a woman trapped in a man’s body”. The non-stop laughs and artistry
of this performance will leave you breathless. Not to be missed comedy!
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Robert Lovett: Artist & Traveller- India (1 x 1hr)                                                Travel – Art – Culture - HDV
The colours of the Indian landscape seep onto his canvas. Have you ever watched an international artist paint The Taj Mahal?
See the beauty and colour of India as never before through the eyes of a great artist.
Robert Lovett, a painter for 57 years, seeks out the unusual, the spectacular and the colourful. Watch over his shoulder as he
paints. You will be entertained on a wonderful journey to ancient cities and forts and colourful festivals. An insight to the simple
Way of life of the desert people of Rajasthan. Visit the tropical south of Kerala and experience the exotic Kathakali dancers as
Robert paints to the drum beats. You will be enthralled to watch as he paints his stunning water colours, exposing the character
of a diverse and colourful country.
A Lovett-art production
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Robert Lovett: Artist & Traveller- China (1 x 1hr)                                                        Travel – Art – Culture
Travel with an artist.
See China through the eyes of Internationally acclaimed artist Robert Lovett.
Visit some of the most breathtaking scenery in China. From Shanghai travel south and west. Watch as Robert paints the majestic
and mysterious Yellow Mountains, shrouded in mist. Cruise down the most beautiful river in China, Lijang River, as the sun rises
and the towering peaks appear through the mist. Go fishing at night with the cormorant fisherman, an ancient practice passed
down through the centuries. Robert visits ancient water villages. He paints the 500 year old houses, Old Shanghai and the
spectacular rice terraces.
Meet the people at work and play, tai chi and swordplay. You will see China as never before, through the eyes of this gifted
artist.
A Lovett-art production
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Room for Improvement (44 x ½ hr)                                                                                        Lifestyle
Transform your room - our team of experts show you how. Dreams really can come true.
Surprises aplenty as the Room for Improvement team perform clever, practical and spectacular transformations in just two days
all within a minimal home renovating budget. Top design tips as the team converts, renovates and revamps. An old store room
becomes a sensational indoor/outdoor entertainment area. A cluttered rumpus room turns into an affordable home theatre for
the whole family and messy garages are revamped into home offices, dream studios and fantastic kids’ retreats packed with
goodies.
Join Room For Improvement – our carpenter, designer, handyman and artist - for the complete “Before to After” journey. The
briefing, the plans, the clean out, the main structural issues, the overall aesthetics and the all important finishing touches. Enjoy
the emotion and amazement as homeowners receive the gift of a brand new room – and a brand new lifestyle.
Good ideas, practical DIY know-how, sensational results. The experts really show us how to make dreams come true.

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A Seven Network Australia Production
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Saving Babies – Series 1 & 2 (16 x ½ hrs)                                        Reality – Factual – Medical – Family - HDV
Gripping, emotional and uplifting scenes as courageous families tell their stories of incredible medical miracles. For most parents,
a new baby brings enormous joy, but for the few whose newborn faces complications, birth creates the most uncertain and
challenging journey of their lives. Saving Babies follows the stories of infants requiring immediate medical attention, whose lives
are in the hands of dedicated teams at Sydney’s Royal Hospital for Women. In the Intensive Care Unit, doctors, midwives, nurses
and specialists work around the clock, saving the lives of the smallest babies imaginable. It’s a place where medical miracles
happen every day.
Covering long-term problems diagnosed while the baby is in the womb, to unexpected complications soon after birth, Saving
Babies follows the ups and downs of courageous families who share their stories to show the world the incredible work of their
medical specialists.
A Quail Television Production for Network Ten
Worldwide rights available with Verve
www.quailtv.tv & www.savingbabies.com.au

Saving Babies – One Year On                                                      Medical – Family – Reality – Factual – HDV
They were all born with life-threatening medical problems yet through uplifting tales of love and hope these babies became
medical miracles. One year on they are happy, healthy toddlers full of fun. A sequel to Network Ten’s enormously successful
Saving Babies we visit our miracle babies, our infant stars and their families and with before-and-after sequences share the stories
of their incredible recoveries.
Saving Babies – Series 1 & Series 2 – 16 x 1/ 2hrs
Saving Kids - 8 x ½ hrs also now available for delivery.
A Quail Television Production for Network Ten
Worldwide rights available with Verve www.quailtv.tv & www.savingbabies.com.au

Saving Kids (8 x ½ hrs)                                                          Reality – Factual – Medical – Family - HDV
Little patients, Big stories from a special place where the job is saving kids. Uplifting tales of love, hope and medical wonder at
a busy children’s hospital where extraordinary people save the day when kids are ill or have an accident. Children’s hospitals
are filled with love and emotion, the doctors and nurses who work there are the most dedicated professionals who deal with all
kinds of cases, from sore throats to major traumas to long-term treatments involving the most intricate surgery. To specialize in
the care of such precious patients requires a special kind of person. Saving Kids follows the fascinating work of doctors and
nurses on the job at Sydney Children’s Hospital and focuses on the heart warming stories of their little patients.
A Quail Television Production for Network Ten
Worldwide rights available with Verve
www.quailtv.tv

Search for a Supermodel (13 x ½ hrs)                                                                   Entertainment – Reality
Becoming a supermodel is every teenagers dream, but the audition process is not for the faint hearted….In Australia’s Search for
a Supermodel thousands of hopeful young Australians head to the catwalk for the auditions… and this year is the first time Ford
Model’s has opened the search to include guys… The competition for a place is even more fierce! From thousands of hopefuls,
the judges select the top 25 to participate in a 2 week model camp. Tears and drama aplenty as dreams are shattered and
models told to pack their bags. Meanwhile be captivated by the ego, attitude, tears, confidence, competition and romance
from the winning camp. Tears, tantrums, name-calling, accusation, insults, and ambulances – it has it all and it is amazing
television!
A Cornerbox Production for Network Ten Australia
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The Secret of the Bat: Bacardi - Between Rum and Revolution (1 x 1hr)                              Factual – Culture - Political
The Bacardi Family, their rum empire and their bitter battle against the regime.
Relations between the Bacardi family concern and Cuban leader Fidel Castro are characterized by more than forty years of
hatred. The Bacardi company founded in Santiago de Cuba in 1862 was dispossessed and driven out of the country after the
Cuban Revolution. Since then, the history of the Bacardi rum empire is a story of corruption, of skeletons in the closet, of terror
and a powerful and bitter battle against the regime of Cuba.
With surgical precision, authors Marcel Kolvenbach and Ekkehard Sieker dissect the involvement of one of the world’s biggest
spirits manufacturers in the military operations and acts of sabotage carried out by the CIA and other organizations against
socialist Cuba. On the basis of impressive archive material and interviews with family members and their supporters, as well as
with opponents and victims of the conflict, the key position of the Bacardis amongst various right-wing extremist, anti-Cuban,
associations becomes clear.
Also revealing the influence the Bacardi’s enjoy in the highest political circles in America - the family played a major role in the
introduction of a US embargo on Cuba, however it becomes clear that all efforts by the Bacardi family to put an end to
socialism in their home country have failed. Even today ‘the bat’ is still unable to return to Cuba.
A Kiosque GmbH Production / A Marcel Kolvenbach and Ekkehard Sieker film
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Shaolin and Wu Dang: The Other Side of China (1 x 1hr)                                          Culture – Factual – Mens
An exciting bridge between two worlds: A traditional world with over 1000 years of history, and the modern world of the West
China, a land of extremes. The country with the largest worldwide population – 1.3 billion people, finds itself in a state of change.
A superpower of economic growth and capitalism in which the old face of a mystical China can barely be recognized. A rapid
development without the slightest respite.



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It is in times like these that traditional values can resurge. Sholin and Wu Dang: The other side of China presents just that. The
original, secret and mystical face of China.
The Other Side of China is an extraordinary look at the origins of Kung Fu and how centuries old wisdom can be applied to life in
the modern day.
A way of peace and power
A Hartmann Production
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Shaolin Monks: In the Centre of Energy (1 x 1 hr)                                                                         Culture
There are few histories as fascinating as that of the Shaolin Monks. Their creation of martial arts has shaped and inspired all forms
of this physical defense that exist today. While Kung Fu and its similar disciplines are well known throughout the world, it is the
monks’ unique breathing and exercise routine which has, until now, remained one of China’s best kept secrets. Passed down
from the first monks who lived in the mystical Shaolin Monastery 1500 years ago, this documentary shows the routine and way of
life of these skillful and brave monks.
Languages: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Portuges, Nederlands, Italiano
A Hartmann Production …Worldwide rights available with Verve

Shaolin Monks: Lotus and the Sword (1 x 1 hr)                                                                             Culture
While China’s Shaolin Monks are revered and honoured for their martial arts, this is the story of the historical struggle faced by the
Yongtai Nunnery’s female masters for recognition and equality alongside them. For the first time, the Nunnery opens its doors to
provide a fascinating insight into the education and art of China’s Kung Fu nuns. The Lotus and the Sword reveals the fascinating
history behind the first Zen monastery in China, founded 1500 years ago, as a centre of Zen Buddhism for women and a school
for female Kung Fu. The majestic and holy Songshan Mountain provides the backdrop for this original documentary.
Languages: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Portuges, Nederlands, Italiano
A Hartmann Production… Worldwide rights available with Verve

Shaolin Monks: Shami’s Way to Shaolin (90 mins)                                                                           Culture
Learn the ways of the Shaolin Monks through the eyes of a young boy on his journey to become a monk. The ‘shami’ (student) is
taught through the wisdom and guidance of his old master, and takes the viewer with him as he learns the monks’ way of life
and the history of the mystical Shaolin Monastery. From the secrets of the monks to the practical Kung Fu exercises that are re-
created, this is an extraordinary insight into an ancient culture.
Languages: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Portuges, Nederlands, Italiano
A Hartmann Production
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Shaolin Kung Fu (3 x 45 min)                                                                                              Culture
Grand Master Shi De-Cheng teaches this step by step tutorial in the basic techniques of Shaolin Kung Fu, as created by the
Shaolin Monks 1500 years ago. Firstly, the Grand Master gives instruction on the importance of breathing techniques and how
they are used alongside fundamental movements, which form the basis of Kung Fu. The viewer then learns how this ancient art
can be used for self-defense and unarmed combat. Finally, Shi De-Cheng demonstrates the use of weapons such as swords,
spears, sticks and the nine-piece Shaolin whip, as well as historical animal stances.
Languages: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Portuges, Nederlands, Italiano
A Hartmann Production Worldwide rights available with Verve

Shop ‘Til You Drop (980 x ½ hrs)                                                      Game Show - Entertainment - Lifestyle
“One of the 50 Greatest Game Shows of All Time” U.S. Cable Game Show Network
The wildest shopping game ever!
Couples test their knowledge of retail items and perform wacky stunts, hoping for a chance to go on a shopping spree.
The backdrop of Shop 'til You Drop is a 14-store, two-story shopping mall – completely stocked and ready for your shopping
spree!!
The game began with 2 hilarious stunt rounds (with stunts similar to Beat the Clock).
Round 3 is the "Shopper's Challenge", a 90-second series of rapid-fire multiple-choice questions, again related to entertainment
and shopping
The team in the lead then advances to the "Shop 'til You Drop" round the bonus round shopping spree where the team tries to
accumulate a prize package of at least $2,500 in 90 seconds.
Shop 'til You Drop is an original game show from the legendary Stanley Entertainment Group, that premiered in 1991 and ran on
various US Broadcast networks until 2006.
The series was hosted by Pat Finn from 1991-2002, and by JD Roberto from 2003-2005. Co hosts/announcers include Mark L.
Walberg (1991-1994), Jason Grant Smith (1996-1997), Dee Bradley Baker (1997-2002), and Don Priess (2003- 2005).
Dubbed one of the 50 Greatest Game Shows of All Time, all 980 original episodes are now available for the first time to the
international market.
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Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (65 x 1 hr)                                                                                Drama
Snowy River: The McGregor Saga, starring Hugh Jackman, Guy Pearce and Olivia Newton John. A timeless classic, a colonial
action, adventure series presenting stories of the legendary horsemen from Australia’s High Country in the late 1800’s. This
romantic, family–oriented western takes us into the heart of an incredibly beautiful wilderness and deep into the mythology
entrenched in the Australian experience.
An Icon Film Production
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Stand Up at Candor (38 x ½ hrs)                                                    Comedy – Entertainment - Hi Definition
Featuring the finest hand-picked comedians live and in Hi Def, Stand Up at Candor showcases the best of both rising and
headlining stars - including Jay Malone, Arif Shaffir, and Jason Rouse. A wide array of comedy stretching from clean humour to
jokes that would make a prisoner blush. Performed before a live audience in our private theatre in West Hollywood, we have
provided an intimate atmosphere enabling us to capture some of the best performances of our comedians’ careers. This is
hands down the best stand up show you can’t buy a ticket for.

o Bret Ernst                       o Adam Hunter                o Brent Morin                   o Lou Santini
o Jay Flats                        o Moshe Kasher               o Ben Morrison                  o Ari Shaffir
o Matt Fulchiron                   o Lous Katz                  o J. Chris Newberg              o Kevin Shea
o Stephen Glickman                 o Jen Kirkman                o Lachlan Patterson             o Ryan Sickler
o Shawn Halpin                     o Ben Kronberg               o Adam Ray                      o Steve Trevino
o Steve Hofstetter                 o Jay Malone                 o Brett Riley                   o SamTripoli
o Corey Holcomb                    o Dylan Mandlsohn            o Jason Rouse                   o The Greg Wilson

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www.candortv.com

Strange Vehicle Games (1 x 1hr)                                                        Factual – Travel - Adventure - Mens
Full Metal Challenge, Scrapheap Challenge and Junkyard Wars; these tournament style games are the Olympics of automotive
engineering and mechanical combat. Teams from all over the world design and build monster machines capable of incredible
feats of endurance and speed as they must out-smart and out-maneuver their competition, all hungry for victory.
In August of 2002, Trevor, Steve and Kent decided to put their lawnmower sales and repair business on the world stage. They
formed a team, won New Zealand selection and traveled to England where they competed with 27 other international teams in
the Full Metal Challenge.
They had to build, in less than 30 days and with a budget of two thousand pounds, an all terrain vehicle. This documentary
follows Trevor and his team as they design and build their machine that they have successfully entered into the 2004 Strange
Vehicle Games in China.
We see these ultimate DIY’ers working late at night in their farm shed, sweating over the design and struggling to get parts. We
follow them to China where they have limited time, a tight budget and are up against some tough opponents. Is their ingenuity
all it’s cracked up to be?
Awards
Houston International Film Festival 2006 - Silver Award 2006
A Top Shelf Production
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Style VIP (26 x ½ hrs)                                                                              Entertainment - Lifestyle
STYLE VIP is a half-hour series that profiles purveyors of style and takes a peek behind the perfectly coordinated veneer of a
celebrity. Each episode of STYLE VIP profiles two celebrity stylists and gets the inside story on how they do what they do and who
they do it for. Using exclusive interviews and backstage access we take you to the hottest locations and get the stylists to show
you how it is done. Hosted by gorgeous Traci Melchor, the series combines fascinating behind the scenes footage of stylists at
work with a little bit of old fashioned glamour.
An Up-Front Production Worldwide rights available with Verve

Surfari (10 x ½ hrs)                                                                  Travel – Adventure – Lifestyle – Culture
Your Passport to Paradise.
Surfari is the ultimate adventure - traveling to some of the most exotic and remote surfing locations in the world. If you are
looking for the best waves on the planet, or seeking to take your board on a relaxing holiday experience, journey with the Surfari
team to experience the culture, lifestyle and the waves that the world’s best surfing destinations have to offer.
Each episode features a new destination and includes profiles of the best surfing locations and local highlights along with stories
on adventure activities and local culture. Some of the world’s best professional surfers add their unique perspective on the
locations and the lifestyle pleasures of traveling to some of the most unique destinations on the planet. In this series –
     •      Hawaii - The birthplace of surfing, home to the worlds most famous surf breaks and places like Waikiki, Pipeline, Waimea
            Bay and Sunset Beach.
     •      Fiji - Some of the most perfect waves in the world and the friendliest locals.
     •      Papua New Guinea - The new frontier – wild, untamed and remote.
     •      Tahiti - Home to the most narliest, meanest and heaviest waves in the world and picture postcard perfect all day everyday.
     •      Indonesia - Ride one of the best lefthanders in the world by day and sleep in trees to avoid being eaten by tigers at
            night.
     •      Samoa - Unlimited, uncrowded waves and unbelievable cultural experiences.
     •      New Zealand - Miles and miles of unspoilt coastline, black sandy beaches and volcanic backdrops.
     •      Australia - Margaret River – Western Australia - Cape to cape its one of the most rugged and exposed coastlines in the
            world – Raw beauty, offshore reef breaks and fine wines are what this region is all about.
     •      Australia - The South Coast of New South Wales - A complete contrast to the hustle and bustle of the major cities like
            Sydney and Melbourne which are close by – A totally relaxed country feel with pristine bays teaming with marine life.
     •      Australia - Stradbroke Island Queensland - The 2nd largest sand island in Australia – Surf perfect waves in crystal clear
            water with Dolphins.
A Brand New Media Production for Nine Network Australia
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Surfing 50 States (1 x 1hr)                                                  Adventure – Travel – Popular Factual - Mens
Good Surfers hang 5, Great Surfers hand 10, but two really goofy Aussie Surfers just HUNG 50…. 50 States that is!
“As long as you are standing on a surfboard with some kind of momentum, you are surfing”, they decided. Doing this in ALL 50
states, especially the 32 without the ocean, was going to be a challenge. But they saved their pennies, packed their bags and
headed to the USA with a camera in one hand and a surfboard in the other. What follows is documented in this movie – a
hilarious mix of amazing people, inventive surfing, and American culture at its wackiest.
Join Jonno and Stefan as they go surfin’ USA, including icy waves in Alaska; with a cowboy and a horse in Texas; in a ‘Wizard of
Oz’ play in Kansas; and on a pile of potatoes in Idaho. Not your average travel documentary! Get Knarlee!
A Jo-Sto Production
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The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson (over 300 x ½ hrs)                                          Comedy - Entertainment
                                   APA and Verve Entertainment are delighted to present to you –
                                                   on behalf of Carson Entertainment
                                       the incredible opportunity to be part of Television History
                      A re-edited collection – BEST OF COLLECTION – THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JOHNNY CARSON
                                            NBC’s late night leader for 30 years 1962 – 1992
              Over 20 years of footage, 4000 shows available – re-edited to a collection of the Best of The Tonight Show
                First time ever NBC’s late night leader for 30 years has ever been offered to the international market
THE ORIGINAL KING OF AMERICAN LATE NIGHT TELEVISION
It all began on October 1st, 1962. That night, Johnny Carson started his reign as the King of the Monologue and Late Night TV.
America's classy comedian turned writer turned talk-show host launched his career and the beginning of many others when he
became host of NBC's The Tonight Show.
The night of his premiere comic legend Groucho Marx visited Mr. Carson. In fact, he introduced him.
Five nights a week for 30 years, Carson made us laugh, sometimes, many times, hysterically.
From 1962 to 1992, Carson created his legacy with the show's announcer, Ed McMahon. Together, they defined the late-night
talk-show format
Many of the funniest moments in American television history took place on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show
Launching the careers of fellow comedians Bill Cosby, Steve Martin, Robin Williams through to Eddie Murphy and Jerry Seinfeld,
Carson put the spotlight on more than 24,000 guests over 4000 shows.
From Judy Garland to John Wayne, Fred Astaire to Tom Cruise, John Lennon to Liberace. Magic Johnson to Presidents, First
Ladies. Johnny Carson interviewed them all.
Finally, in May 1992 Carson's teary final episode was taped in Burbank, California.
Forty million people tuned in to say goodbye that night. On that night, Johnny said:
“I am one of the lucky people in the world. I found something that I always wanted to do and I have enjoyed every single
minute of it.
A legend and a Gentleman. Johnny Carson had it all…. a little bit of devil, a whole lot of angel, wit, charm, good looks, superb
timing and great, great class.
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Tribal Wedding (1 x 1hr)                                                                          Reality Entertainment – HD
When Larry met Mary they didn't plan on this…
A fiery volcano on a lush jungle island in the Pacific stole their hearts.. as did the local tribe who adopted them. Now Larry and
Mary are getting married … Tribal style.
There's no cake, no guest list, no seating plan. But a wedding's a wedding and this one has its fights and tears and catastrophes.
Larry has to catch two pigs and a bullock for the bride-price and Mary has to go topless. It seemed like a good idea at the
time...
A Quail Television Production
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www.quailtv.tv

Two Moms (1 x1 hr)                                                                                               Culture - Gay
Meet an ordinary family of extraordinary people… Two Moms takes an intimate and human look at two exceptional women and
their unique family. This documentary explores the people behind the headlines as it charts the daily life of this lesbian couple
and their historic struggle to legally adopt children and receive equal treatment under the law. A riveting documentary that will
challenge long-standing misconceptions and stereotypes – highlighting the similarities between us all as opposed to our
differences.
An Underdog Production
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The Ultimate Donation (2 x 1hr)                                                 Reality – Factual – Medical – Family - HDV
With the untimely death of an anonymous person comes the opportunity to save the lives of up to seven people with fatal
medical conditions. Organ transplants are a wonder of modern medicine.
For the surgical teams that retrieve the organs and those who transplant the precious gifts, the call to save lives always comes
without warning and results in a race against the clock to perform transplants in time.
The Ultimate Donation has unprecedented access to all aspects of organ donation. Cameras are allowed into the operating
room while organs are retrieved and coverage of the organised scramble to transport the life-saving packages on jets and fast
cars to critically ill patients results in exhilarating television.
As major organs are sent to transplant units around the country, surgical teams prepare to perform the operations. The Ultimate
Donation follows heart-warming stories of patients who receive the gift of life in time. There’s two year-old Karleigh, who needs a
life-saving liver transplant and a young father Robert, who's been in a coma for three weeks as his wife waits and hopes for a
new set of lungs.

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Single man David gets his life back with a new kidney and pancreas and Kim leaves hospital just days after receiving a new
heart. With an emotional twist comes the poignant footnote to the series as a new heart arrives too late for Evan, a father of
three.
Paying tribute to those who have given the greatest gift of all, this action-packed two-part special rides with organ retrieval
teams in speeding jets and police cars and showcases the vital work of transplant surgeons under pressure.
A Quail Television Production for Network Ten
Worldwide rights available with Verve
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Ultimate Wildlife (100 x ½ hr)                                                                                Factual – Wildlife
Featuring stunning film from BBC Motion Gallery – the best natural history footage in the world – the Ultimate Wildlife series is a
unique collection of up-close-and-personal studies of some of the remarkable creatures with whom we share our planet. The
programmes feature all of the stars of the animal kingdom, from majestic big cats, dog and bears, through the fascinating apes
of the jungle to the masters of the seas; sharks, whales and dolphins. Ultimate Wildlife highlights the remarkable behaviour
patterns of the animal world, looks at the way in which some have adapted to an ever changing environment and explains the
reasons why, for some species, life is especially difficult.
The series shows that, faced with these great challenges, mankind is striving hard to protect wildlife all over the world.
A Simply Media Production
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War of the Wombats (1 x 1hr)                                                                                  Wildlife – Factual
With their cute and cuddly appearance, wombats have become an icon of Australia.
But the future of the world’s largest burrowing mammal is uncertain. Shrinking habitats, crippling droughts and hunting have all
combined to drastically reduce their numbers in recent years.
Just 90 individuals remain of one species. War of the Wombats reveals the extraordinary efforts being undertaken by a group of
passionate Australians to save these creatures from extinction.
Right across the continent, scientists, researchers and volunteers are desperately racing the clock combining new technologies,
innovative experiments and groundbreaking science to create an 11th hour survival plan.
A Landmark Television Production
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Warren Buffet: Woodstock for Capitalists (1 x 1 hr)                                                           Factual - Culture
“Rule #1, never lose money.
Rule #2, never forget rule #1” - Warren Buffet
Each year 15,000 faithful make a pilgrimage to Omaha, Nebraska a small Midwestern town, anxious to hear the wisdom of their
humble guru. It is an event surrounded by ritual, adulation, and a fair amount of worship. But this is not a gathering of a religious
sect; it is a shareholders’ meeting - a millionaire’s convention – probably the largest gathering of private wealth at any one time,
anywhere in the world. Their guru, Warren Buffet is an unassuming man in his late sixties who still lives in the first house he ever
owned. He also happens to be worth over $40 billion, the second richest man in the world and one of the most active
philanthropists of today.
The film leads through the three day festival asking questions we ourselves want the answers to. Everyone soon discovers that the
weekend is about a lot more than money. The Berkshire Hathaway shareholders are a global tribe, brought together by a shared
set of values and a strong sense of family. Ordinary men and women come to see Warren Buffet, the man who has changed
their lives so drastically.
A film unique also in that Warren Buffett is mostly an elusive character.
An Ian Darling Film
Worldwide rights available with Verve

Wedding Switch (1 x 1 hr)                                                                                               Lifestyle
Would you trust a complete stranger to organise your wedding? Meet two couples as they organise each other's weddings from
scratch in just two days! The beautiful brides-to-be, Kellie and Pauline, both have very firm ideas about what their wedding
should be like - but it won't be up to them. Will their wedding dreams come true - or turn out to be a wedding nightmare?
A Seven Network Australia Production
Worldwide rights available with Verve

The Wedge (52 x 1/2 hrs)                                                                            Comedy – Entertainment
A new era in Australian sketch comedy - An incisive and hilarious observation on suburban life
Welcome to Wedgedale.. the mythical suburban paradise our characters call home.
A suburb like no other where you will meet:
•   Mark Wary & Jerry – The apologising sportsman and his long suffering manager return with even more outrageous antics.
    Can Jerry keep Mark out of jail?
•   Lucy Webster – The cyber-stalking schoolgirl provides us with an ever-expanding collection of tips about life and how to live
    it.
•   Sandra Sultry – Wedgedale's highly sexed newsreader comes out from behind the desk and does some of her best work late
    at night.
•   Art Cooney – The New Age school teacher continues his endless pursuit of lurve, political correctness and the future of our
    children.
•   Sherine and Leanne – The Pokie Chicks ditch the kids and discover that there's more than one way to spend the rent money.
•   Christopher Walken – Wedgedale's visiting international actor finds himself in situations that Hollywood never intended.
•   Constable Peaks and Sgt Spanky – Meet Wedgedale's charming new constable, Constable Peaks. She's as sympathetic as
    a cop can be... but her ever present partner Sgt. Spanky is the rogue cop from hell.


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•   Ernie Bird – Ernie Bird is the passionate but somewhat deluded coach of the Wedgedale Hopping Mice, the local Under 11
    team. He takes his role as seriously as if he were in the AFL, but his players and parents can't take Ernie so seriously.
•   Sexpot Granny – The decrepit granny may have all the physical signs of aging but that doesn't stop her from providing
    outrageously descriptive suggestions about her sexual prowess, no matter who is around to hear them.
•   Grid Girls – Two brainiac women trapped in the persona and bodies of sexy grid girls.
•   Helpful Hailey – Hailey is that seriously weird girl that you find in every office, always eager to please but disturbing in her
    ability to make those around her feel uncomfortable.
•   Father Inappropriate – A highly irreverent reverend, Father Inappropriate manages to offend his parishioners with highly
    inappropriate suggestions.
•   Embarrassing Mum – The mum that every kid dreads... indiscreet and determined to make her kids blush with horror every
    time she opens her mouth.
•   Lucky – Lucky is the local busy body who makes it his business to know far too much about everyone else's personal lives
    and is happy to reveal all his gossip at the most embarrassing moments.
•   Noel – Noel is a business consultant and all round nice guy. Wheelchair bound he may be, but he certainly won't accept
    any special treatment.
•   Tattoo Artist – Meet Wedgedale's worst tattoo artist... distracted, discourteous and worst of all... dyslexic.
•   Bobby De Niro – De Niro gives his unique interpretation of famous bedtime stories with twists that will give the kiddies
    nightmares.
•   Wedgedale Bank / WedgeAir – Wedgedale's ever smiling bank staff provide a vicious pastiche of the highly recognisable
    'we are happy to help you' bank adverts.
A Cornerbox Production for Network Ten Australia
Rights excluding major Europe available with Verve

World Cup Comedy (26 x 1hrs or 52 x ½ hrs)                                                           Comedy - Entertainment
Exciting, hilariously funny & completely unique – World Cup Comedy takes improvisation comedy to new heights. An improv
comedy competition/game show spectacular! Two teams of 3 compete to create 2 mins scenes based on unscripted real life
scenarios. The scenes are all performed in a specific ‘style’ of genre, played out on a revolving stage of various sets. The
potential is endless – and so are the laughs! The results are hysterical mini-movies, mini TV-Shows and mini-musicals created
entirely live before your eyes in one take. World Cup Comedy takes it to a new level – not only are the performances all
improvised – so are all the production elements!
Executive Produced by multiple EMMY award winner Kelsey Grammer (Frasier), Grammnet Productions & Nelson Page
Entertainment for the PAX network.
Worldwide rights - excl USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Spain, Scandinavia, Poland, Russia, CIS – with Verve




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                                                    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-SALES

Paddock Hacks Entertainment (7 x ½ hrs)                                                         Entertainment - Reality - Mens
Throughout rural New Zealand, there are many people whose weekend entertainment consists of taking apart old cars,
modifying them in the cheapest and craziest ways possible, and then thrashing the crap out of them through mud, along
riverbeds, across any accessible harsh terrain they can find. Their intention: To finally beat the life out of their vehicles. These are
Paddock Hacks!
Ferreting out those offbeat people that populate the Kiwi culture phenomenon that is “Paddock Hacking” this is a series for
everyone who loves the smell of petrol and a can-do attitude; the “why not put four-wheel-drive wheels on my sister’s old Ford
Cortina and drive it through a river?” way of life.
A Top Shelf Production
Available for Presale with Verve

Seven Girls a Week – A Photo Journal (6 x ½ hrs)                                   Entertainment – Reality – Womens – Mens
Nick Hudson, stylish fashion photographer has a problem… beautiful girls are driving him crazy day and night. They haunt his
dreams and his every waking thought, because for Nick girls = money and he needs every dollar he can get.
Seven girls a week, gives us a unique perspective into the world of fashion photography by following the story of a young
photographer who has sold up everything and moved half way around the world to make his mark in the Manhattan fashion
epi-centre. Faced with the stress of living in one of the most expensive cities in the world, Nick figures he has to shoot seven girls
a week to make enough money to get by and hopefully every so often one girl will shine brightly enough to expand his own
portfolio.
Now seven beautiful girls a week sounds like a dream job but expectations are high and Nick must contend with an odd mix of
the inexperienced, the overweight, the underweight, the clueless and the plain ugly! Added to this Nick has to hustle up enough
clothes to give each girl distinctive looks that will be deemed fashionable enough to make the cut with the tough as nails
agency bookers. Get the look wrong and no more girls. No more girls = no money. The pressure is on.
Shot in an intimate and fast paced, ‘fly on the wall’ style mixed with animated still frame montages, Seven Girls a Week gives the
viewer a unique inside look at a life most only dream of.
A One Trick Pony Production
Worldwide rights available with Verve

Bodyguards on Assignment (10 x 1/2hrs)                                  Reality - Travel – Adventure – Entertainment - Mens
It’s a Clandestine lifestyle fighting unknown enemies.
It’s being ready for anything.
It’s equal measures of glamour and darkness working on the fringes of the law where the tools of the trade are bullets, helicopters and
bugging devices.
It’s Bodyguards: On Assignment
Dodging snipers in some lawless outpost one minute, fending off infatuated fans at a film premiere the next. A day’s work could be
safeguarding five million dollars worth of uncut diamonds or a tense hostage rescue under cover of darkness. The clients are famous
and infamous and brushes with drug barons, pirates and assassins are par for the course.
Few questions are asked.
In these times of heightened terrorism alerts, global business and the culture of celebrity, everyone is beefing up their protection. And
never before has the demand for bodyguards been greater.
The series turns the stereotypical fiery-tempered bodyguard image on its head and reveals a profession that relies on meticulous
planning and incredibly high levels of training.
Landmark Television has exclusive insider access to the leading bodyguard agencies in the US, UK and Australia.
A Landmark Television Production
Available for Presale with Verve




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                                          AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALASIA ONLY…

Better Homes & Gardens (120 + x 1 hr)                                                                  Lifestyle - Entertainment
Australia’s number one lifestyle program Better Homes and Gardens returns to Seven in 2009 for its 15th year. Host Johanna
Griggs returns with the team - Graham Ross (Horticulturalist), Dr Harry Cooper (Vet), Rob Palmer (DIY), Ed Halmagyi (Fast Food
presenter), Jason Hodges (landscaper), Karen Martini (food presenter) and Tara Dennis (interior expert).
Johanna and the team will present inspirational home, garden and kitchen ideas and better living stories- how to, where do I get
it and what can I afford and many more celebrity ‘at homes’ in 2009.
A Seven Network Australia Production
New Zealand & Australian Pay TV rights available with Verve

Body Specialists (10 x ½ hr)                                                                                   Lifestyle - Reality
This brilliant new medical show explores the fascinating and innovative cosmetic and plastic surgical procedures
through the deeply personal journeys of the people experiencing them. Whether their motivation be personal or
medical, each of our patients has a unique story to tell.
A Seven Network Australia Production
Australian Pay TV rights available with Verve

Border Security (44 + x ½ hr)                                                                                  Lifestyle - Reality
AUSTRALIAS TOP RATING SHOW!!
Everyday, hundreds of thousands of people enter Australia. A percentage is lying. Could you spot them? Border Security follows
a crack team of boarder and customs agents as they patrol and protect Australia’s frontiers. Each half hour profiles cases that
range from the most serious and dangerous to the most hilarious and heartfelt. Terrorists… Drug runners… money launderers…
Black Market Dealers… Disease Carriers… Identity thieves… for them there is but one, primary barrier that could stop them in their
track: Border Security.
A Seven Network Australia Production
Australian Pay TV rights available with Verve

Great Outdoors (30+ x 1 hr)                                                                                     Lifestyle - Travel
Travel to the most exotic destinations throughout Australia and the world – from the comfort of your armchair. Each episode, our
hosts take us to the hot spots… you won’t be able to help but feel inspired to leave the living room and get out and see The
Great Outdoors.
PREVIOUS SERIES ALSO AVAILABLE (179 x 1 hr)
A Seven Network Australia Production
New Zealand TV rights available with Verve

Last Chance Learners (12 x ½ hr)                                                              Reality – Entertainment - Family
This is an exciting new program called DESPERATE LEARNERS DRIVING SCHOOL, which follows the attempts of 10 of Australia’s
worst drivers to pass their driving test.
You’ll bond with these everyday Australians who have spent thousands of dollars on lessons, countless years on their L-plates
frustrating their instructors, family and friends and yet are still unable to get behind the wheel competently and safely. While
driving is a skill most people take for granted, these learners’ heart-wrenching stories of failure and desperation will resonate with
anyone who has ever struggled with achieving a goal.
A Seven Network Australia Production
Australian Pay TV rights available with Verve

Last Man Standing (22 x 1 hr)                                                                                              Drama
Last Man Standing follows the odyssey of Adam, Cameron and Bruno; their quest to get inside the head of the modern woman,
find out where they went wrong in previous relationships and what they're going to do right next time.
We follow their inevitable disasters and the licking of wounds that follow. Adam (Rodger Corser), Cameron (Matt Passmore) and
Bruno (Travis McMahon) will keep getting back in the ring and giving it another crack, despite one lurching misadventure after
the next.
Australian Pay TV rights available with Verve
Available March 2006

Medical Emergency (55 + x ½ hr)                                                                    Lifestyle - Reality - Medical
Filmed in Melbourne’s Prince Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre, Medical Emergency is a very special documentary series
offering viewers an unprecedented, behind the scenes look at how staff, patients and their loved ones cope in a medical
emergency. Hosted by Georgie Parker,
“This is real reality-TV - it's refreshingly straightforward TV journalism. There are no value judgments and unnecessary hyperbole.
These are human, often humane stories, told simply and purely.” The Melbourne Age
A Seven Network Australia Production
Australian Pay TV rights available with Verve

Medical Rookies (10 x ½ hr)                                                                        Lifestyle - Reality - Medical
For most of us, “first day in the office” involves finding the stationery cupboard and working out how to use the coffee machine.
But not for medicos. For them, “first day in the office” often means doing medical procedures for the very first time. Real
patients, real lives, real risks.



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This is the world of the “Medical Rookie” – the interns, surgeons, nurses and specialists who are stepping up in their careers and
doing things they’ve never done before.
Hosted by Jennifer Keyte, MEDICAL ROOKIES invites viewers to share the stories of these remarkable and dedicated medical
trainees.
A Seven Network Australia Production
Australian Pay TV rights available with Verve

RSPCA Animal Rescue (13 x ½ hr)                                                               Reality – Entertainment - Family
Narrated by The Wiggles’ ANTHONY FIELD, RSPCA Animal Rescue follows Inspectors as they rescue, protect and prevent cruelty
to the animals of Australia.
A Seven Network Australia Production
Australian Pay TV rights available with Verve

Surf Patrol (13 x ½ hr)                                                                       Reality – Entertainment - Family
It’s a great pleasure to introduce a new television program about the efforts of our volunteer surf lifesavers – ordinary Australians
doing extraordinary things. Through the observation of lifesaving patrols on a number of our nation’s beaches, ‘Surf Patrol’
highlights the Australian values of hard work and mateship epitomised by our surf lifesaver. Surf Patrol will not only captivate and
entertain its viewers through the many touching and uplifting moments captured by the cameras and through its insight into
SLSA’s hundred year history, it will also provide important surf safety education.
A Seven Network Australia Production
Australian Pay TV rights available with Verve

Undercover Angels (11 x 1/2hr)
IAN THORPE is joined by his 'angels' - JACKIE O, KATIE UNDERWOOD and SIMONE KESSELL. Their weekly mission... to covertly
answer calls for help and surprise those in need.
A Seven Network Australia Production
Worldwide rights available with Verve




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                                                           FORMATS…

The Big Stuff (10 x 1hrs)                                                                                                   Lifestyle
It’s like Supernanny for the home!!
In a series that’s part life-makeover and part house-makeover, THE BIG STUFF works miracles with is life changing strategies.
Memories. Possessions, Clutter, STUFF.
Why do we keep it? Why do we hoard? Is it really about the Stuff or is it about us?
What are the issues behind the chaos?
It is challenging and emotional, but our families make it through the tough journey, they stop living in the past and happily start
creating their ideal future. You’ll be inspired to look below the surface to tackle the big stuff.
A Factory TV Format – Produced TV3 NZ
Worldwide rights available with Verve.

Drag Camp                                          Paper Format                                             Entertainment – Reality
Makeover just got more extreme!! T
Taking three ordinary men from their ordinary lives, whisking them away to an extraordinary training camp.
Over three intensive days a team of hilarious drag professionals prepare the men for the ultimate showcase performance in front
of their family and friends, and a viewing nation.
Priscilla Queen of the Desert meets Pop Idol!!
A Bent Studio’s format
Worldwide rights available with Verve.

Old Flames                                         Paper Format                                   Entertainment – Dating – Reality
Not only a story of finding love, but is also about missed opportunities. It’s a chance to rekindle an old flame... into burning love.
A DJ format
Worldwide rights available with Verve.




                           Formats from Great Southern Film and Television –
      Producers of New Zealand’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Singing Bee, and The Apprentice...
                              and voted NZ’s Producers Of The Year 2008

A Thousand Apologies (6 x ½ hrs)                                                                            Produced for TV3 NZ
In the vein of ‘Goodness Gracious Me’, a funny, good hearted, yet scathing sketch comedy series that highlights the typical
stereotype and discrimination imposed upon the Asian population.

The Unauthorised History of... (1/2 hr eps)                                                       4 seasons produced for TVNZ
Perfect for a broadcaster with a solid library of historical archives. A satirical mix of fact and fiction as you recreate your country’s
history in a rather unconventional approach covering subjects such as sex, religion, crime and politics.

Eating Media Lunch (1/2 hr & 1 hr eps)                                                            8 Seasons produced for TVNZ
Awarded Best Comedy 2008 - Qantas Media Awards
Slaying the egotistical and the unsuspecting with a satirical interpretation of the world current affairs that week.

Real Escapes (8 x ½ hrs)                           Produced for TVNZ                              No 1 Show in New Zealand
A very simple yet highly successful format – hitting No. 1 in NZ in all demo’s on debut. Our host finds people who want to make a
‘real escape’ to leave the rat race for the country. He finds them amazing real estate bargains and tries to lure them into buying.




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