APC Studios Takes WANTED: WOMEN IN SCIENCE Global As 52-Minute Documentary Sold to Broadcasters in Japan, Belgium and Canada
NHK has taken free TV rights for Japan, along with RTL for Belgium and Téléquébec for Canada.
Produced by APC Studios and j2f Production for France Télévisions, the title marks APC Studios’ first co-production in the factual space.
Boutique co-producer and distributor APC Studios has secured new international sales for its poignant stand-alone documentary WANTED: Women in Science (1 x 52’). Produced by APC Studios and j2f Production for France Télévisions, the title marks APC Studios’ first co-production in the factual space.
NHK has taken free TV rights for Japan, along with RTL for Belgium and Téléquébec for Canada. WANTED: Women in Science debuted on October 6th 2021 on France 2 and is currently available on France Télévisions’ on demand platform France.tv.
Today, the share of women in science – researchers, engineers and technicians – remains very low and is slow to evolve. Featuring interviews with young female scientists, WANTED: Women in Science delves into the extent of the gender parity issue in the field and the possible solutions. With science being at the heart of the great challenges humanity must face and playing a central role in everyone’s everyday life, must we leave it to men to determine the future by themselves?
Laurent Boissel and Emmanuelle Guilbart, Joint-CEOs and Co-Founders at APC, said “WANTED: Women in Science dives into timely issues for young women in the science industry, taking an important look at what more can be done to achieve parity in this field. As co-producers for the documentary, we were able to fully immerse ourselves in the production process and the incredible stories of these women, and we are very much looking forward to international audiences finding them as inspiring as we have.”
About APC Studios
APC Studios is headed by experienced principals Emmanuelle Guilbart and Laurent Boissel and is a leading independent production and distribution company that partners with global content creators to develop and finance projects from inception to international distribution. APC has built a curated slate of English-language and local-language fiction from a range of global producers all over the world including hit drama Keeping Faith (BBC/S4C), Man in Room 301, Shadow Lines (Elisa Viihde), Operation Buffalo (ABC Australia), Gigantes, La Linea invisible (Telefonica Studios), Alex (Viaplay), stylish series A Very Secret Service (Arte) and Valkyrien (NRK). APC also has a quality slate of top-tier factual programmes and has a children’s division APC Kids which houses its own production company Zephyr Animation.