NEWS BRIEF: Germany’s ZDF Studios has picked up the international distribution rights to French documentary series Mysteries of the Bible. Produced by France’s Pernel Media for Canal+ channel C8, Mysteries of the Bible (6×50’) uses evidence from recent archaeological discoveries and the expertise of international scholars to reveal the historical events that are the origins of the most mysterious biblical accounts. Read the article here.
Public broadcaster France Télévisions has commissioned After the Asteroid (1×90’), a premium documentary from Vivendi-backed prodco Pernel Media. The film looks at how life on Earth recovered from the asteroid that smashed into the planet 66 million years ago, wiping out 75% of all species including the dinosaurs. Paris-based Pernel has secured exclusive access to a Colorado expedition by US palaeontologist Tyler Lyson who has discovered fossils that document the evolution of