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Toronto, ON, Canada – June 14, 2016 – SK Films is pleased to announce that its next giant screen film Amazon Adventure has begun principal photography.  This tri-lateral co-production (Canada-UK-Brazil) is being filmed in the Brazilian Amazon and in England. 

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After Highly Successful Film on HIV, Producers Come Together to Engage Millions in sub-Saharan Africa around Tuberculosis

Silver Spring, MD – March 22, 2016 – From the producers of “Inside Story” comes a new feature-length film, THE LUCKY SPECIALS, combining the best of fiction and non-fiction storytelling to demystify tuberculosis (TB), explaining how it spreads and how it can be treated.

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Media Contact:
Anne Tarrant
301-215-8647, tarranta@hhmi.org

New York, NY, September 28, 2015 --Tangled Bank Studios won its first Emmy award, honoring the 2014 three-part PBS series Your Inner Fish. The show won in the Outstanding Graphic Design & Art Direction category in the 37th News & Documentary Emmy Awards competition. The ceremony took place Monday, September 28 at Lincoln Center’s Geffen Hall in New York City.

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Media Contact:
Josh Gross
212-708-1578
j.gross@smithsoniannetworks.com

New York, NY, September 17, 2014 - It’s a mystery on a global scale: five times in Earth’s past, life has been nearly extinguished, the vast majority of plants and animals annihilated in a geologic instant. What triggered these dramatic events? And what might they tell us about the fate of our world? MASS EXTINCTION: LIFE AT THE BRINK, narrated by Jeffrey Wright, a new one-hour special premiering Sunday, November 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel, is produced by Tangled Bank Studios, the film and television unit of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

The program joins scientists around the globe in search of answers to two of the most dramatic mass extinctions: the “K/T Extinction,” which wiped out the dinosaurs, and “The Great Dying,” which 250 million years ago annihilated nearly 90% of all Earth’s species. These early mass extinctions could hold clues for what may be happening today.

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Boston, MA; July 17, 2014 –– Measles. Mumps. Whooping cough. Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago are returning. Across America and around the globe, children are getting sick and dying from preventable diseases—in part, because some parents are choosing to skip their children’s shots. How and why do vaccines work? What are the biggest concerns and misconceptions, and what are the risks to the child and society when people decide to forego immunization? The award-winning science series NOVA helps viewers find the answers they need.

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Your Inner Fish brings millions of years of history, great expeditions and cutting-edge science into the living rooms of PBS watchers and science buffs.

Arlington, VA – How did the human body become the complicated, quirky machine it is today? The answers can be traced back hundreds of millions of years. PBS announces an ambitious new three-part series, Your Inner Fish, which will air in 2014 on PBS stations and will explore the science of how and why we are the way we are. Produced by Tangled Bank Studios (whose award-winning head of television and film, Michael Rosenfeld, gives the MIPDoc keynote speech, “Reinventing Science Television,” on April 6), the series is based on the best-selling book by leading paleontologist Dr. Neil Shubin. In taking viewers on a cutting-edge, scientific adventure, Your Inner Fish reveals a startling truth: hidden within the human body is a history of life on Earth.

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In his MIPDoc address, entitled "Reinventing Science Television," Rosenfeld will discuss how the new production company is aiming to create science films that enlighten as they entertain.

PARIS, Feb. 14, 2013 – Award-winning science documentary-maker Michael Rosenfeld, Head of Television and Film at Tangled Bank Studios, will give a keynote address at MIPDoc on Saturday, April 6, 2013. The leading international screening & conference event for documentary and factual programming, MIPDoc will be held in Cannes from April 6-7, ahead of MIPTV (April 8-11).

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"Our goal is to capture the adventure and excitement of science and share that with mass audiences.”

Chevy Chase, MD—The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) today announced the launch of Tangled Bank Studios, a new film and media production company that aims to be a significant contributor to the science documentary arena. The new company, helmed by Michael Rosenfeld, Head of Television and Film, will produce programs that tell powerful stories across all branches of science for broadcast, theatrical, and digital media. HHMI also announced several Tangled Bank film projects and collaborators.

Tangled Bank Studios is the cornerstone of HHMI’s $60 million television and film production initiative, which was announced last year. The company is an extension of HHMI’s longstanding commitment to science education. HHMI is the largest private supporter of science education in the United States. Footage from every Tangled Bank Studios film or series will also be used to create short films for the classroom for HHMI's award-winning educational media program.

The inaugural slate of Tangled Bank Studios productions includes:

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