MUMBAI: At this year’s MIPTV, 3DD will present a host of new arts and entertainment shows with some of the biggest names on the silver screen and the music scene, from Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sintara, to Halle Berry, Lady Gaga and Rihanna.
First off is Season 4 of the Hollywood Talk Show Ray V/Mandalay’s In the House (20 x 30), starting this May 2011. This time In the House has single artist specials with Oscar winners Halle Berry, Danny Boyle and Helen Mirren, bringing the total episodes for this series to 80.
3DD continues its documentary production slate on Hollywood icons with Stars of the Silver Screen (9 x 60) for UK’s BIO HD Channel – starting with a moving portrait of Marilyn Monroe. Filmed in London and New York, the show features a wide range of interviews from those who knew her in addition to contributions from film critics and writers. This is the first in a nine part series including Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando.
With further focus on film greats, 3DD will present Elysian Films’ Voices of a Generation (6 x 30), a new series of intimate interview portraits of some of Britain’s finest Actors including Sir Christopher Lee, Dame Diana Rigg, Glenda Jackson, Michael Gambon, Judy Dench, and Vanessa Redgrave.
Also ready for MIP are Pop Profiles (13 x 30), airing on C4’s Box, Fuse USA and XYZ Australia. Featured artists include Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake.
3DD will also present two documentary films on political personalities: Mandelson, the latest film from Hannah Rothschild, was produced following the last year leading up to the 2010 election. The film delivers not only a portrait of a man instrumental in the UK political scene but also an insight into the UK political system… the Real Thick of It. Alongside this film, 3DD also brings Tory Boy, the feature length doc by award-winning director John Walsh: the story of one man standing up to the incumbent of 20 years – a real guide to the UK political system.