3net Studios Announces Initial Production Slate
Lineup to Include Original, Native 3D Projects and World's First 4K Television
CULVER CITY, Calif., Nov. 14, 2012
CULVER CITY, Calif., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --On the heels of launching
3net Studios, the Sony - Discovery - IMAX joint venture 3net has revealed an
initial slate of original 3D and 4K TV series and specials to be produced
under its newly formed production arm. The announcement—made today by 3net
President/CEO Tom Cosgrove—breaks new ground for television, representing
several global firsts in 3D and 4K programming.
3net Studios' diverse lineup includes live-action and animated projects such
as SPACE, the first series to be produced in what the company calls "TotalD"
(native 3D 4K, 2D 4K, 3D 2K and both 3D/2D HD formats), as well as MARKSMEN,
the world's first 3D motion comic series for television. Additional 3D
projects include the documentary series FROZEN IN TIME: OUR HISTORY IN 3D;
the live-action special WINGSUIT WARRIOR: JEB CORLISS VS. THE WORLD; and the
travelogue series DAYDREAM.
"Today's announcement marks an important first step in our ongoing mission to
meet the increasing global demand for high-quality, original 3D and 4K
television content head on," said Cosgrove. "We're proud of the diverse
initial slate of live-action and animated series we have created and look
forward to expanding it as 3net Studios finalizes its full 2013 development
3net Studios Initial Development and Production Slate:
From the Big Bang to the present and forward into the future, Space gives a
vision of the birth, evolution and end of the phenomena that make up the
universe as never seen before. Billed as the world's first native 4K project
for television, the series employs lyrical and deeply stereoscopic 3D and
Ultra HD shots to immerse the viewer within space itself as concepts are
presented with relatable visual storytelling. What's the view like from inside
a nebula, or a comet's tail? What does traveling at the speed of light really
look like, and just how hot is the planet Mercury? Each hour long episode of
this three-part series won't just answer these questions, it will also offer
viewers an unprecedented opportunity to experience the answers through the use
of breakthrough 3D and 4K production techniques. A 3net Studios original
production in association with Percolate Digital.
This innovative 3D stop-motion graphic novel series takes viewers into a
post-apocalyptic wasteland - following the government collapse, a civil war
erupts between two cities as they fight for control of the world's scarce
remaining resources. Rebuilt by a group of top scientists and protected by the
Navy Seals stationed at the Coronado Navel Base, "New San Diego" is a
technological utopia that lives in peace and must defend itself against the
oil-hungry and war driven, "Lone Star." This half-hour, four-part series
follows Drake McCoy and his band of high-tech soldiers, the "Marksmen," on
their heroic quest to protect "New San Diego" from total annihilation. A 3net
Studios original production in association with Jump! 3D.
FROZEN IN TIME: OUR HISTORY IN 3D:
This three-part, hour-long original 3D series takes an immersive look at
history's most monumental milestones – from World War II to the Industrial
Revolution and the migration to the American West. The series makes unique
use of historic and captivating original 3D photographs – fully restored and
presented in their true native form for the first time ever. A 3net Studios
original production in association with Tom Jennings Productions/1895 Films.
WINGSUIT WARRIOR: JEB CORLISS VS. THE WORLD:
Renowned BASE jumper and wingsuit pioneer Jeb Corliss tragically crashed while
wingsuit flying in Capetown, South Africa. The debilitating crash in early
2012 caused Jeb to break his leg, both ankles and opened a deep, gaping hole
in his shin. This hour-long original 3D special follows Jeb and wingsuit
expert Joby Ogwyn as they take viewers through the arduous process of rehab,
re-learning the skills of wingsuit flying and tackling some of the biggest
mountains in Europe. Viewers will hear and see their incredible journey as
they prepare to face their demons and find redemption on the deadly slope of
Table Mountain in Cape Town, where Jeb came close to losing his life. A 3net
Studios original production in association with New Wave Entertainment.
Spanning both popular and exotic geographic locations, DAYDREAM delivers
stunning visual 3D imagery, offering viewers an immersive look at the earth
and mankind's most spectacular creations. Each episode takes viewers on a 3D
"travel adventure" to a unique and iconic destination, offering a visual
escape as the day passes in each location. Produced by Z3D Films – a
wholly-owned subsidiary of 3net Studios.
Images available at: http://press.discovery.com/us/3n/
About 3net Studios:
Announced in October 2012, 3net Studios - based at both Sony Pictures
headquarters in Los Angeles, CA and Discovery Communications headquarters in
Silver Spring, MD - employs a team of creative personnel, utilizing the
world-class technology and production expertise of the parent company's joint
venture partners to produce the highest quality native 3D and 4K content
available. The formation of 3net Studios allows the company to further build
upon the award-winning library that fuels its flagship 3net channel service in
the United States, while also offering existing and new partners around the
world a vibrant, top quality 3D and 4K content source. For more information,
please visit www.3netstudios.com.
SOURCE 3net Studios
Contact: For 3net: Kristien Brada-Thompson, Priority PR, +1-310-954-1375,
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