Beach House Pictures, Taipei, 30 September 2015: Beach House Pictures Taiwan (BHPT) has bagged a major win for its series Taiwan Made at the recent annual Golden Bell Television Awards, held in Taipei.
The three-part series, commissioned by Discovery Channel Taiwan, was awarded Best Science Program at a star-studded event held on Saturday and attended by many of Taiwan’s most known personalities.
The win marks the first time ever Discovery Channel has won a Golden Bell. Taiwan Made was up against two other finalists: Taiwan 5 (National Geographic Channel) and Fabre Insect (Hakka TV).
Maxine Lu, Managing Director of BHPT joined Gina Hung, president of Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, North Asia, on stage to accept the award. Also in attendance was executive producer Roger Cheng, and producer Jeff Wang.
“Taiwan Made is a great project about innovation and the enterprising spirit. This terrific result is due to the hard work of a wonderful staff and crew who were dedicated to the project from its start”, says Lu. “We are honored to be part of Discovery’s Golden Bell win.”
“We are extremely proud of our Taiwan team who are upholding the BHP brand of passionate and high quality filmmaking,” says Jocelyn Little, Managing Director of Beach House Pictures. “Our Taiwan team have made great gains spearheading growth in Taiwan’s competitive market.”
The Golden Bell Awards, now in its 50th year is Taiwan’s equivalent of the Emmy Awards. This year saw over 100 finalists spread across more than 50 categories, which included drama, advertising and non-fiction, among others. The awards event was held at the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall.
About Beach House Pictures
BHP is Asia’s largest independent production company with production offices in Singapore and Taiwan. Established in 2005, the company has built a strong reputation regionally and internationally for blue-chip wildlife series, factual entertainment and award-winning children’s content.
To date, BHP has produced more than 500 hours of original programs across an extensive array of genres – from Travel to Science, Reality TV, Magazine/Lifestyle, Kids and Natural History.
Clients include Discovery Channel, Discovery Kids, ZooMoo Networks, TLC, National Geographic Channel, Fox International Channels, History Channel, Diva Universal, CICC, MediaCorp, Lonely Planet, ABC Australia, Disney Asia, Channel News Asia, AXN, BBC and many more.
In 2014, BHP expanded its Singapore operations, launching new content divisions Beach House Entertainment (formats/reality) and Beach House Studios (animation and gaming).
2015 has been one of BHP’s busiest production years to date. It produced ratings winner Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 3 for StarWorld Asia, Photo Face Off 2 for A+E Networks Asia, original preschool series Hiccup & Sneeze for OKTO, Sister Hit for Fox Sports, China From Above for Nat Geo International/CICC, Wild City a blue-chip wildlife series for Channel News Asia hosted by Sir David Attenborough and Nomad Chef for Discovery Networks International.