3net Studios, the global production company from Sony, Discovery and IMAX, has initiated principal photography on a couple of new 3D projects and is now in development of three in native 4K format.
3net Studios has begun principal photography on 3D original series Turn & Burn, a six-episode, hour-long, non-scripted reality program featuring the artistry and antics of El Reyes Garage in Venice, Calif., as well Dark Secrets, an eight-episode, half-hour series with fictional recreations of supernatural psychic events.
The company said it is in the final stages of post production on an all-new, 12-episode season of Hillbilly Blood: A Hardscrabble Life. The half-hour show is slated for a 3D/2D simulcast debut on 3net and Discovery’s Destination America on April 13 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
On the ultra HD front, the studio has put three new 4K original documentary and natural history series in active development: National Parks Adventure, Metropolis and Made by Man.
“The global growth of 3D TV into the home increased by 72% in 2012, and we’re starting to see the impact of those 41 million new sets sold last year as consumers around the world look to their entertainment providers for compelling, original 3D content,” said Tom Cosgrove, president and CEO of 3net and 3net Studios, in a statement. “And with a 2013 forecast of continued dramatic 3D TV penetration -- and now a faster than anticipated rollout of 4K -- 3net Studios is bolstering our current roster of original 3D and 4K production to keep pace with the growing demand from the global marketplace.”