Tag: Maya Vision

21
Dec

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Fresh snow sparkle in the sun. Snow background.

Thanks to all our friends and colleagues for a great year!

Hope 2017 is fantastic for everyone – The Story of China airs in the US next year!

And to steal a line from our good friend and partner Leo Eaton:

‘May your ratings be huge, your commissioners intelligent, your critics kind and, if you are using platform-agnostic distribution, your ‘play’ and ‘finish’ numbers astronomical’

 

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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

18
Mar

Fun filming Sappho on Lesbos!

Now in post-production for our new programme Sappho. Look out for it in BBC Four’s ‘Age of Heroes’ in April 2015.

More updates closer to the time, but for now here are some photos of our crew filming in beautiful Greece with the knowledgeable Margaret Mountford.

Filming on the beach in Lesbos with Margaret Mountford

Filming on the beach in Lesbos with Margaret Mountford

Attack of the drone!!!

Attack of the drone!!!

It's a Sapphie not a Selfie!

It’s a Sapphie not a Selfie!

 

09
Mar

Michael Wood on the Book of Rochester: Leafing through the Library

If I had to save one historical document from the whole of English history, it would not be Magna Carta – or even Domesday Book- but Textus Roffensis.’ Michael Wood, historian and broadcaster.

Michael Wood with the Textus Roffensis

Michael Wood with the Textus Roffensis

Michael Wood’s exploration of the famous Textus Roffensis (‘Book of Rochester’) comes as the first installment of Rochester Cathedral’s new initiative, Leafing through the Library, masterminded by Dr Jayne Wackett, MEMS, University of Kent. The cathedral’s manuscripts and early printed books will be shared and investigated online bi-monthly. Digital images from Rochester cathedral’s library will be accompanied by articles examining the content, context and significance of a wide variety of books including, amongst others, Henry VIII’s Great Bible, one of only thirty-five copies of the 1662 Sealed Book of Common Prayer, a 1744 navigation atlas and Isaac Newton’s observations.

Read Michael’s article here:

http://rochestercathedral.org/news/categories/cathedral-news/293-foundations-of-magna-carta

 

 

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UPCOMING ON BBC iPLAYER

Shakespeare’s Mother: The Secret Life of a Tudor Woman

Michael Wood tells the extraordinary story of an ordinary woman in a time of revolution. Born during the reign of Henry VIII, Mary Arden is the daughter of a Warwickshire farmer, but she marries into a new life in the rising Tudor middle class in Stratford-upon-Avon. There she has eight children, three of whom die young. Her husband becomes mayor, but is bankrupted by his shady business dealings. Faced with financial ruin, religious persecution and power politics, the family is the glue that keeps them together until they are rescued by Mary’s successful eldest son – William Shakespeare!

You can read more on the series by clicking here!
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ABOUT MAYA VISION

For over 35 years from the Amazon to Afghanistan, Mexico to Mongolia, Lesbos to Lebanon, Maya Vision International has made films to entertain, educate and inspire global audiences.

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 unearthing a people’s history of Britian, telling the story of China or following modern pilgrims on their sacred journeys, Maya Vision International is an industry leader and winner some of television’s top awards, many of which are with the acclaimed historian and broadcaster, Michael Wood.

Collegial and committed to great storytelling, we work with the best crews around the world both behind and on screen and we’re proud of having nurtured young talent to successful careers through our productions.

Across all media platforms, from broadcast television to theatrical to corporate and the web Maya Vision International’s programs are trusted and celebrated internationally.