DLT ENTERTAINMENT BARGES INTO MIPCOM
A Journey of Discovery Along the Waterways of France
Cannes, MIPCOM 2004: Leading independent production and distribution company DLT
Entertainment is introducing the charming travelogue Barging Through France to
international buyers at this year’s MIPCOM.
The 27 x 30’ episodes follow film industry
veteran Richard Goodwin (Seven Years in Tibet, A Passage to India, Death on the
Nile) as he takes his old tug Regina along some of the 6,500 kilometers of
navigable rivers and waterways of France. The extraordinary voyage of discovery
begins in Paris, continues through Burgundy and along the Loire, before finally
ending up in Bordeaux.
Goodwin, who also wrote, produced and directed the series, discovers the many
delights that France has to offer once you get off the beaten track. He savours
the gastronomic delicacies of celebrated chef Paul Bocuse, tastes some of the
country’s best wines and meets a wide array of people with interesting and often
unusual enthusiasms, including a mushroom expert, a snail farmer, a monk who
produces a world-famous cheese, and a fourth generation bird whistle maker.
Along the way, he takes part in a
24-hour petanque competition, searches for truffles, tries his hand at pottery,
painting and baking, and visits many different markets including Europe’s
premier antiques market in Isle sur Sorge.
Don Taffner Jr, Vice President of DLT
Entertainment, said: “When Richard showed us Barging Through France, we
immediately knew it was offering something different, that would have a wide
appeal to international broadcasters. An unknown side of France is revealed,
full of wonderful countryside, architecture and above all people. We are
confident that it will sell well and look forward to introducing it at the
market.” DLT Entertainment holds full international rights to the series.
For further information please contact
Danielle Kemble / Andrew O’Driscoll at Premier Tel + 44 (0) 20 7292 5086, Fax
+44 (0) 20 7734 2024 E Mail: email@example.com
Notes to Editors:
DLT Entertainment Ltd. is a New York and
London based company engaged in every aspect of television distribution and
production in the US, the UK and around the world, as well as stage production
in the US and in the UK.
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