Tag: History

17
Jan

Story of China, PBS, TCA17

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT from TCA17 !!!

The Story of China premieres in the US this Summer – June 20, 2017! #StoryofChinaPBS

The Story of China premieres in the US this Summer - June 20, 2017! #StoryofChinaPBS Photo Credits Rahoul Ghose/PBS

The Story of China premieres in the US this Summer – June 20, 2017! #StoryofChinaPBS
Photo Credits Rahoul Ghose/PBS

Yesterday the Story of China team were at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour #TCA17 in Pasadena, CA. Here are some photos of historian, writer and host Michael Wood, producer and director Rebecca Dobbs and Harvard postdoctoral fellow Lik Hang Tsui discussing the history of China, from the ancient past to the present day.

Historian, writer and host Michael Wood, producer and director Rebecca Dobbs and Harvard postdoctoral fellow Lik Hang Tsui discussing the history of China, from the ancient past to the present day. Photo Credits Rahoul Ghose/PBS

Historian, writer and host Michael Wood, producer and director Rebecca Dobbs and Harvard postdoctoral fellow Lik Hang Tsui discussing the history of China, from the ancient past to the present day.
Photo Credits Rahoul Ghose/PBS

The show started with an amazingly colourful Lion Dance performance from the Immortals Lion Dance team.

The Immortals Lion Dance Team performing at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour #TCA17 in Pasadena, CA. Photo Credits Rahoul Ghose/PBS

The Immortals Lion Dance Team performing at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour #TCA17 in Pasadena, CA. Photo Credits Rahoul Ghose/PBS

When discussing The Story of China Michael Wood told the press at TCA17 that the ‘crucial thing is the living culture’. He explained he wants the series to be ‘immersive’ in its depiction of a ‘living civilization’. Michael then told the story of the 8th Century Chinese Emperor who walked among the poor in disguise.

Historian, writer and host Michael Wood. Photo Credits Rahoul Ghose/PBS

Historian, writer and host Michael Wood.
Photo Credits Rahoul Ghose/PBS

Producer/Director Rebecca Dobbs explained how ‘it was surprisingly easy to get access’ during their 3 years of filming in China.

Producer and director Rebecca Dobbs. Photo Credits Rahoul Ghose/PBS

Producer and director Rebecca Dobbs.
Photo Credits Rahoul Ghose/PBS

 

 

See more pics here: https://www.flickr.com/…/pbs_press_t…/sets/72157679245011945

Photo Credits Rahoul Ghose/PBS

28
Nov

Pembroke College Oxford, Lecture

Michael Wood talk on the 'Excitement of history' at Pembroke College

Michael Wood talk on the ‘Excitement of history’ at Pembroke College

Michael Wood on The Excitement of History at Pembroke College, Oxford.

At this Pembroke College lecture Michael Wood will speak on ‘The Excitement of History: Making History Programmes on TV’.

With clips from over thirty years of making history documentaries, historian and film maker Michael Wood talks about some of the different ways of looking at history for popular audiences, including New World, Chinese and Indian history.

This event will begin at 5pm, and will be followed by your questions and a drinks reception.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is required. Please register via Eventbrite.

For more details, see here

11
Sep

ABOUT MAYA VISION

Maya Vision International’s crews cover the world. From the Amazon to Afghanistan, Mexico to Mongolia, Lesbos to Lebanon, entertaining, educating and inspiring global audiences for more than 30 years.

Our diverse range of documentaries bring history alive, celebrate great art and artists and explain a complex world for each new generation of viewers.  Whether celebrating British history or the Story of China, investigating the shadowy origins of Islam or following modern pilgrims on the world’s most Sacred Journeys, Maya Vision International is an industry leader and winner of many of television’s top awards, many of which with the acclaimed historian and broadcaster, Michael Wood.

Collegial and committed to great storytelling, we work with the best crews and on-screen presenters from Britain and around the world. And while documenting past and present, we are proud of having nurtured young talent to successful careers through our short film production.

Maya Vision International produces across all media platforms, from broadcast television to theatrical to corporate and the web, and our programs are trusted and celebrated around the world.