We are a 34-year old Canadian company specialized in prime time investigative and current affairs documentaries of political, social and scientific nature, and renown around the world for such memorable titles as Hide & Seek in Iraq, The Plague Monkeys and The Dead Are Alive.
The tradition continued with the 1997 activation of our distribution arm The Mundovision World Network Program Distribution Ltd.: The Holy Warriors, Aung San Suu Kyi: The Prisoner of Rangoon, War Made Easy, Reel Bad Arabs, Blood and Oil, Consuming Kids, Shop 'Til You Drop, The Purity Myth and several others.
Our company Mundovision Productions & Distribution Inc. has recently released two new timely titles: "Feeding Frenzy: Food Marketing and the Rise of a Health Epidemic" and "Joystick Warriors: The Truth about Violent Video Games".
We are presently interested in co-production and/or funding roles in high-profile documentary one-offs or series by generating international pre-sales, investing production and post-production facilities and/or through official co-productions between Canada and any eligible countries.
Nous sommes une société canadienne établie depuis 34 ans, maintenant spécialisée dans les grands documentaires d’enquête et de Current Affairs de nature politique, sociale et scientifique et reconnue pour des succès mémorables tels que Les armes secrètes de Saddam (Hide & Seek in Iraq), Les singes de la mort (The Plague Monkeys) et Les morts sont vivants (The Dead are Alive).
La tradition s'est poursuivie avec l'activation en 1997 de la société de distribution The Mundovision World Network Program distribution Ltée: Les soldats d’Allah (The Holy Warriors), Aung San Suu Kyi - La Prisonière de Rangoon, Vendre la guerre (War Made Easy), Hollywood et les Arabes (Reel Bad Arabs), Le sang du pétrole (Blood and Oil), Les enfants de la surconsommation (Consumming Kids), Consommer à en mourir (Shop 'Til You Drop), Le mythe de la virginité (The Purity Myth) et plusieurs autres titres.
Notre société Les Productions et Distributions Mundovision Inc. (Mundovision Productions & Distribution Inc.) a récemment dévoilé deux nouveaux titres: "Feeding Frenzy" et "Joystick Warriors" qu'elle espère voir adaptés en français prochainement.
Nous sommes présentement intéressés à coproduire et/ou aider à financer des projets de documentaires d'envergure par voie de préventes internationales, d’investissements en prestations techniques et de postproduction et/ou par le biais de coproductions officielles entre le Canada et des nombreux pays qui pourraient y être éligibles.
Mundovision was founded in 1980 by George Matta, an advertising executive who dreamed up a formula for allowing special primetime TV programs to be funded directly by corporate sponsors, instead of broadcasters.
The gamble paid off and Mundovision presented a documentary series entitled The Intrepid Ones as well as several one-off sports docs using this new scheme. In 1983, Mundovision was given the opportunity to market the Rolling Stones concert Let's Spend the Night Together on television with FM radio simulcasts across Canada. It was a landmark event at a time when television was still broadcasting in mono. The rest of the 80s ushered in an era filled with colossal rock concerts in stereo simulcast, including David Bowie's Serious Moonlight tour, Tina Turner's Private Dancer, Elton John with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and many more.
Following significant events such as the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the demise of the Soviet Union, Mundovision enbraced the new world order by specializing in high-profile primetime documentary specials. In 1992, we successfully distributed Hide and Seek in Iraq worldwide, which was co-produced with the UN. This was followed in 1994-95 by the blockbuster film The Plague Monkeys, about the Ebola virus, and The Dead Are Alive in 1995-96, which chronicled the Rwandan genocide.
Mundovision was quickly ranked as a serious player in the documentary world and, through the then newly created arm The Mundovision World Network Program distribution Ltd., it continued with the co-production of the pivotal series Beyond the Veil in 1998-99, of which the stand-alone episode The Holy Warriors was extensively broadcast in the immediate aftermath of 911. In 2003, we released Aung San Suu Kyi: The Prisoner of Rangoon, soon after the re-arrest of the Burmese pro-democracy leader and Noble Peace Prize laureate.
In 2007 The Mundovision World Network began one of its most meaningful collaborations by teaming experience and effort with the Massachusetts-based Media Education Foundation - the producers of such films as War Made Easy, Reel Bad Arabs, Blood and Oil, Consuming Kids, Shop 'Til You Drop and The Purity Myth. This relationship directly resulted in War Made Easy (narrated by Sean Penn) becoming the preferred film to be broadcast in many countries around the world in March 2008, to mark the 5th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.