Norma Percy To Examine Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy for BBC, Arte – Variety


Lauded documentary producer Norma Percy has turned her consideration to Donald Trump’s international coverage for her newest mission, Variety can solely reveal.

With a working title of “Trump on the World Stage,” the three-parter units out to inform the within story of how the U.S. president has turned American international coverage on its head, sparking outrage at residence and overseas.

It would cowl occasions similar to Trump’s assembly with North Korean chief Kim Jong-Un, the choice to desert the Iran nuclear deal, and his shock announcement to tug U.S. troops out of Syria.

“Trump on the World Stage” is produced by U.Ok.-based Brook Lapping, a part of Zinc Media, and has been commissioned by BBC Two and Arte France. The collection is a co-production with Paris-based Les Movies D’ici. Percy is the collection producer.

Emmy and BAFTA-winner Percy, who was a founding director of Brook Lapping in 1997, is famed for producing documentaries that function interviews with world leaders and key resolution makers. Interviewing the massive gamers from all sides, her documentaries give viewers forensic accounts of main occasions from a number of views.

Percy and Brook Lapping’s credit embody “Inside Obama’s White Home,” which had entry to President Barack Obama, “Inside Europe: Ten Years of Turmoil,” “Iran & The West,” “Putin, Russia & The West,” “The Iraq Battle” and “The Dying of Yugoslavia.” Earlier this month, Amazon Prime took U.S. rights to Percy’s upcoming collection “Cuba: The Revolution And The World.”

Percy mentioned: “For many years, Brook Lapping has been making landmark documentaries that get Presidents, Prime Ministers and their prime aides who had been contained in the room to explain how the actually large political choices had been taken. That’s precisely our method right here.

Percy added: “Those that had been with him will inform how, from the beginning, Trump has run the nation like his enterprise empire: taking part in hardball to get the very best deal. From Trump’s prime officers and closest advisors, to the  world leaders who’ve come up towards his no-holes-barred method, the collection will reveal how Trump has thrown out the diplomatic rulebook.”

“Trump on the World Stage” has been pre-sold to SVT Sweden, DR Denmark, NRK Norway, VPRO Netherlands, VRT Flemish Belgium and YLE Finland.

The collection is being distributed by BBC Studios, with supply in time for America’s subsequent presidential inauguration in January 2021.

Greg Sanderson, interim managing director at Zinc Tv London, mentioned: “Subsequent 12 months’s presidential inauguration guarantees to be a particularly pivotal time for America and for the world, so we’re anticipating a lot worldwide curiosity on this globally-important story.”

“Trump on the World Stage” was commissioned for BBC Two by Patrick Holland and Gian Quaglieni; and by Fabrice Puchault, Mark Edwards and Anne Grolleron for ARTE.

It’s collection produced by Norma Percy for Brook Lapping at Zinc Media, govt produced by Lucy Hetherington, and directed by Tim Stirzaker and Tania Rakmanova.  The manager producers for Les Movies D’ici are Serge Lalou and Charlotte Uzu.


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