11
Jun

Jane Root

by Barry Walsh

Following their recent The ’80s: The Decade that Made Us for National Geographic Channels (NGC), Nutopia is undertaking an examination of the people, inventions and cultural signposts of the 1990s for a miniseries set to air next year.

The ’90s: The Last Great Decade? (w/t) is slated to air on National Geographic Channels worldwide, in 171 countries and in 46 languages. The mini will take a look at the decade’s significant milestones – ranging from the widespread adoption of email to the Clinton era, and the arrival of grunge music – with help from history makers, politicians, celebrities and musicians of the last pre-9/11 era.

“Nutopia proved to be an amazing creative partner and we want to recreate the success on the next groundbreaking, cinematic special event,” said Alan Eyres, senior vice president of programming and development for NGC. “And maybe I will grow out my Beverly Hills, 90210 sideburns again.”

“Now that I’ve put my ’80s fingerless gloves away, I am excited to start production on a series that will bring new insight to the decade that spawned Harry Potter, The Spice Girls, women in power cabinet positions, the Hubble Telescope and MP3s,” added Jane Root, executive producer at Nutopia (pictured). “The miniseries event will be fun and entertaining, but it will also expand the understanding of the decade in smart and surprising ways.”

Also joining the production team for the upcoming mini is Peter Lovering, an EP for the Eighties project. Supervising producer for Nutopia is Fred Hepburn, and for National Geographic Channels, Erik Nelson is executive producer.

Read more: http://realscreen.com/2013/06/11/nutopia-to-dissect-the-nineties-for-nat-geo/#ixzz2VvIgyqQV

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11
Jun

National Geographic is heading back to the ’90s with a follow-up to Nutopia’s hit miniseries The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us.

The international factual broadcaster has ordered the follow up to the three-night, six-hour miniseries that aired earlier this year. It will look at the popularity of email, the Human Genome Project, grunge, the Clinton era and the Friends phenomenon.

The’90s: The Last Great Decade? will air on US cable network Nat Geo in 2014 as well as its international portfolio of channels. It is Nutopia’s latest high-profile commission in the United States.

It was commissioned by Nat Geo senior vice president of programming and development Alan Eyres and president Howard T. Owens.

The series will be exec produced by Nutopia founder Jane Root, Peter Lovering and Nat Geo’s Erik Nelson, while Fred Hepburn will be supervising producer.

“Similar to The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us, our goal is to create the defining biography of another generation as told through unexpected game changers, history makers, world leaders and entertainers of the ’90s,” said Eyres. “And maybe I will grow out my Beverly Hills, 90210 sideburns again.”

From Broadcast Now

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11
Jun

From Nutopia, the New Miniseries Will Spotlight Pivotal ’90s Moments, People and Innovations That Shaped Our Current History

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The popularity of email, the beginning of the Human Genome Project, grunge music, women in high office, the Clinton era, “The Rachel” haircut and a “Friends” phenomenon. Two decades have passed since the 1990s — the final pre-9/11 era — and now, on the heels of the record success of the three-night, six-hour event The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us, National Geographic Channel announces the network’s next epic miniseries event: The ’90s: The Last Great Decade? (working title).

The ’90s will celebrate the people, the inventions and the decisions that shaped our current world, told from the perspective of notable history makers, celebrities, sports stars, politicians and musicians who lived these iconic moments. Partnering again with Nutopia, the critically acclaimed creator of mega-documentaries including “America The Story of Us,” The ’90s will be another multipart series premiering in 2014 on National Geographic Channels globally — in 440 million homes in 171 countries and in 46 languages.

“Similar to The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us, our goal is to create the defining biography of another generation as told through unexpected game changers, history makers, world leaders and entertainers of the ’90s,” said Alan Eyres, Senior Vice President of Programming and Development. “Nutopia proved to be an amazing creative partner and we want to recreate the success on the next groundbreaking, cinematic special event. And maybe I will grow out my ‘Beverly Hills, 90210′ sideburns again.”

In this landmark series, we’ll take a look at a period known for unprecedented peace and prosperity — arguably the last time the United States reigned on the global stage — a time of innocence and innovation in a pre-9/11 world. We’ll also satisfy an urge for nostalgia with classic ’90s music, scenes from iconic movies and TV shows, best of fashion and key sports moments. The decade included a turn to counterculture and retro style, widespread proliferation of new media, a revolution in sports marketing, a record number of women elected to high office and a political transition from the Reaganomics of the 1980s to the Clinton dynasty that still reigns today.

“Now that I’ve put my ’80s fingerless gloves away, I am excited to start production on a series that will bring new insight to the decade that spawned Harry Potter, The Spice Girls, women in power cabinet positions, the Hubble Telescope and MP3s,” said Jane Root, executive producer, Nutopia. “The miniseries event will be fun and entertaining, but it will also expand the understanding of the decade in smart and surprising ways.”

Rejoining Root is executive producer from The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us, Peter Lovering. Supervising producer for Nutopia is Fred Hepburn. For National Geographic Channels, Erik Nelson is executive producer; Alan Eyres is senior vice president, programming and development; Lynn Sadofsky is vice president, production and development; and president is Howard T. Owens.

About Nutopia
Nutopia is a leading independent television production company, with offices in both London and Washington, D.C. Nutopia creates groundbreaking, factually inspired shows on an international scale, with titles such as The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us (National Geographic Channel), “America The Story of Us” (History), “How We Invented the World” (Discovery), “Targeting Bin Laden” (History) / “Bin Laden: Shoot to Kill” (Channel 4) and “9/11 State of Emergency” (History US and Channel 4 UK). Founded by Jane Root, former BBC2 controller and president of Discovery US, Nutopia has created Emmy Award–winning and record-breaking programs.

National Geographic Channel
Based at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Channel (NGC) is a joint venture between National Geographic Ventures (NGV) and Fox Cable Networks (FCN). Since launching in January 2001, NGC initially earned some of the fastest distribution growth in the history of cable and, more recently, the fastest ratings growth in television. The network celebrated its fifth anniversary in January 2006 with the launch of NGC HD, which provides the spectacular imagery that National Geographic is known for in stunning high definition. NGC has carriage with all of the nation’s major cable and satellite television providers, making it currently available in over 71 million homes. For more information, please visit www.natgeotv.com.

SOURCE National Geographic Channel

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PR Newswire: 21:28 GMT Monday 10th June 2013

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11
Jun

National Geogrpahic Channel earned itself some great success with their three-night, six-hour miniseries event ‘The 80′s: The Decade that Made Us.’ Now, capitalizing on that success, the channel has greenlit a miniseries sequel, currently titled ‘The 90′s: The Last Great Decade?’

The title seems a little spurious, considering we’re only one decade removed from the 90′s themselves, but I’m just a television writer, not producer! ‘The 90′s: The Last Great Decade?’ will follow the same format as its predecessor and will debut on National Geographic Channel in 2014.

The miniseries will highlight and showcase the people, politics, inventions and occurrences that made history during the 1990s, in the same fashion that ‘The 80′s’ did before. The miniseries will focus on the happiness of the USA in a pre-9/11 world, as well as focus on the dominance of America on the global stage in a position that has been challenged in the years since. As stated in National Geographic Channel’s release, “It will be told from the perspective of notable history makers, celebrities, sports stars, politicians and musicians and will satisfy the urge for nostalgia with classic ’90s music, scenes from iconic movies and TV shows, best of fashion and key sports moments.”

Nutopia will produce ‘The 90′s: The Last Great Decade?’ following its prequel and the successful special event ‘America: The Story of Us.’ Alan Eyres, SVP of Development at National Geographic Channel, spoke of Nutopia and ‘The 90′s: The Last Great Decade?’ in a statement: “Similar to ‘The 80′s: The Decade That Made Us,’ our goal is to create the defining biography of another generation as told through unexpected game changers, history makers, world leaders and entertainers of the ’90s. Nutopia proved to be an amazing creative partner and we want to recreate the success on the next groundbreaking, cinematic special event. And maybe I will grow out my ‘Beverly Hills, 90210′ sideburns again.” Good for you, Alan–I never got rid of mine!

Other topics to be focused on in the miniseries include the increase of female elected officials in America during the 1990s, as well as the onset of New Media.

Details
Show:
- The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us
Network:
- National Geographic Channel

Written by: Adam J. Langton
Jun 10th, 2013, 5:53 am

From tvrage.com

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11
Jun

By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Monday June 10, 2013 @ 11:31am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: On the heels of the success of the three-night, six-hour event The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us, National Geographic Channel has greenlighted a sequel multi-part miniseries, The ’90s: The Last Great Decade? (working title), which will premiere in 2014 on National Geographic Channels globally. Like the original mini, The ’90s will showcase the people, the inventions and the decisions that shaped the last decade of the 20th century — arguably the last time the United States reigned on the global stage — a time of innocence and innovation in a pre-9/11 world. It will be told from the perspective of notable history makers, celebrities, sports stars, politicians and musicians and will satisfy the urge for nostalgia with classic ’90s music, scenes from iconic movies and TV shows, best of fashion and key sports moments. Returning as producer is Nutopia, which produced The ’80s as well as America The Story Of Us. “Similar to The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us, our goal is to create the defining biography of another generation as told through unexpected game changers, history makers, world leaders and entertainers of the ’90s,” said Alan Eyres, SVP and Development. “Nutopia proved to be an amazing creative partner and we want to recreate the success on the next groundbreaking, cinematic special event. And maybe I will grow out my Beverly Hills, 90210 sideburns again.”

The ’90s decade included a turn to counterculture and retro style, widespread proliferation of new media, a revolution in sports marketing, a record number of women elected to high office and a political transition from the Reaganomics of the 1980s to the Clinton dynasty that still reigns today. “Now that I’ve put my ’80s fingerless gloves away, I am excited to start production on a series that will bring new insight to the decade that spawned Harry Potter, The Spice Girls, women in power cabinet positions, the Hubble Telescope and MP3s,” said Nutopia’s Jane Root, who is executive producing with Peter Lovering. Supervising producer for Nutopia is Fred Hepburn.

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11
Jun

Mini is a followup to Nat Geo’s ‘The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us’
AJ Marechal
TV Reporter

On the heels of miniseries “The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us,” National Geographic Channel will be exploring the 1990s in “The ’90s: The Last Great Decade?”

Mini will focus on the notable people, inventions and decisions of that decade, and will be produced by Nutopia, the creative force behind “The ’80s.”

“Similar to ‘The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us,’ our goal is to create the defining biography of another generation as told through unexpected game changers, history makers, world leaders and entertainers of the ’90s,” said Alan Eyres, senior veep of programming and development.

He added: “Nutopia proved to be an amazing creative partner and we want to recreate the success on the next groundbreaking, cinematic special event. And maybe I will grow out my ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ sideburns again.”

Cabler plans to debut “The ’90s” globally next year, in 171 countries and 46 languages.

Jane Root and Peter Lovering will exec produce “The ’90s” for Nutopia. For Nat Geo, Erik Nelson is exec producer.

From Variety online

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11
Jun

national-geographic-channel

FOLLOWING THE SUCCESS OF

THE ’80s: THE DECADE THAT MADE US,

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL ANNOUNCES

ITS NEXT EVENT SPECIAL:

THE ’90s: THE LAST GREAT DECADE?

From Nutopia, the New Miniseries Will Spotlight Pivotal

’90s Moments, People and Innovations That Shaped Our Current History

(WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 10, 2013) The popularity of email, the beginning of the Human Genome Project, grunge music, women in high office, the Clinton era, “The Rachel” haircut and a “Friends” phenomenon. Two decades have passed since the 1990s — the final pre-9/11 era — and now, on the heels of the record success of the three-night, six-hour event The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us, National Geographic Channel announces the network’s next epic miniseries event: The ’90s: The Last Great Decade? (working title).

The ’90s will celebrate the people, the inventions and the decisions that shaped our current world, told from the perspective of notable history makers, celebrities, sports stars, politicians and musicians who lived these iconic moments. Partnering again with Nutopia, the critically acclaimed creator of mega-documentaries including “America The Story of Us,” The ’90s will be another multipart series premiering in 2014 on National Geographic Channels globally — in 440 million homes in 171 countries and in 46 languages.

“Similar to The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us, our goal is to create the defining biography of another generation as told through unexpected game changers, history makers, world leaders and entertainers of the ’90s,” said Alan Eyres, Senior Vice President of Programming and Development. “Nutopia proved to be an amazing creative partner and we want to recreate the success on the next groundbreaking, cinematic special event. And maybe I will grow out my ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ sideburns again.”

In this landmark series, we’ll take a look at a period known for unprecedented peace and prosperity — arguably the last time the United States reigned on the global stage — a time of innocence and innovation in a pre-9/11 world. We’ll also satisfy an urge for nostalgia with classic ’90s music, scenes from iconic movies and TV shows, best of fashion and key sports moments. The decade included a turn to counterculture and retro style, widespread proliferation of new media, a revolution in sports marketing, a record number of women elected to high office and a political transition from the Reaganomics of the 1980s to the Clinton dynasty that still reigns today.

“Now that I’ve put my ’80s fingerless gloves away, I am excited to start production on a series that will bring new insight to the decade that spawned Harry Potter, The Spice Girls, women in power cabinet positions, the Hubble Telescope and MP3s,” said Jane Root, executive producer, Nutopia. “The miniseries event will be fun and entertaining, but it will also expand the understanding of the decade in smart and surprising ways.”
Rejoining Root is executive producer from The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us, Peter Lovering. Supervising producer for Nutopia is Fred Hepburn. For National Geographic Channels, Erik Nelson is executive producer; Alan Eyres is senior vice president, programming and development; Lynn Sadofsky is vice president, production and development; and president is Howard T. Owens.

About Nutopia

Nutopia is a leading independent television production company, with offices in both London and Washington, D.C. Nutopia creates groundbreaking, factually inspired shows on an international scale, with titles such as The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us (National Geographic Channel), “America The Story of Us” (History), “How We Invented the World” (Discovery), “Targeting Bin Laden” (History) / “Bin Laden: Shoot to Kill” (Channel 4) and “9/11 State of Emergency” (History US and Channel 4 UK). Founded by Jane Root, former BBC2 controller and president of Discovery US, Nutopia has created Emmy Award–winning and record-breaking programs.

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National Geographic Channel

Based at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Channel (NGC) is a joint venture between National Geographic Ventures (NGV) and Fox Cable Networks (FCN). Since launching in January 2001, NGC initially earned some of the fastest distribution growth in the history of cable and, more recently, the fastest ratings growth in television. The network celebrated its fifth anniversary in January 2006 with the launch of NGC HD, which provides the spectacular imagery that National Geographic is known for in stunning high definition. NGC has carriage with all of the nation’s major cable and satellite television providers, making it currently available in over 71 million homes. For more information, please visit www.natgeotv.com.

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