Wildbear teams with China’s CCTV10 on Sino-Japanese war doco series
WildBear Entertainment has teamed up with China’s main factual channel CCTV10 on the two-hour co-production The War that Changed the World: The Making of a New China.
The series will broadcast on The History Channel on Foxtel this September.
It consists of two episodes of fifty minutes each, covering the period from the Japanese invasion to the Japanese defeat and utilising footage from Chinese archives not previously seen outside the mainland.
“To most of the world, the Second World War started in 1939, but China had been battling Japan since it invaded Manchuria in 1931", CEO of WildBear Entertainment Michael Tear said.
"Our new series will help correct this misconception and give a voice to China’s experience of WW2, as well as tell an incredibly important story about the context for the development of modern China."
Tear said that it had been "an honour to have worked so closely with CCTV10 and to share our mutual archives and programme-making expertise for what we believe to be a truly landmark co-production", adding that he was "hopeful that this project becomes a template for working together in the future.”
International sales for the series are being handled by Wild Thring Media in the UK. Asia sales are by Angelina Wang, International Sales Manager for CCTV.