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National Geographic Premieres First-ever Fully Scripted Series Genius

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-FOX and National Geographic Bring History to Life with the Launch of an Original, Fully Scripted Mini-Series Event Exploring the Man behind the Mind – Albert Einstein
-Genius premieres in Asia first on Sunday, April 23 at 7pm on National Geographic

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Although his scientific achievements still inspire awe, few know the full story of the 20th century’s most brilliant icon Albert Einstein. National Geographic’s new 10-part series GENIUS – the channel’s first fully scripted series – explores Einstein’s extraordinary professional achievements along with his passionate and complex personal relationships. The mini-series arrives in Asia first, premiering on National Geographic on Sunday, April 23 in Hong Kong at 7pm – a full two days before the series’ global premiere.

FOX and National Geographic premier the ten-part fully scripted mini-series Genius in Asia first on Sunday, April 23 at 7PM on National Geographic.
FOX and National Geographic premier the ten-part fully scripted mini-series Genius in Asia first on Sunday, April 23 at 7PM on National Geographic.

 

With GENIUS, National Geographic is taking a revolutionary step to becoming an original content creator, ready for battle on the scripted TV landscape. GENIUS follows Einstein’s journey from an imaginative thinker of humble origins, to fleeing the Nazis during World War II, to attaining global celebrity status for his scientific endeavours. National Geographic’s first-ever fully scripted series reveals the untold story of the man behind the mind, delving into Einstein’s happiness and heartbreak as he struggles to be a husband, a father, and a man of principle. Entertaining as well as educational, GENIUS will help viewers learn more about how Einstein unlocked the mysteries of the cosmos in a significant historical era spanning two World Wars.

A start-studded cast and behind-the-camera team join GENIUS. The fully scripted series stars world-famous Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech, Pirates of the Caribbean) as Einstein, while prestigious English actress Emily Watson (War Horse, The Theory of Everything) plays Einstein’s second wife. The GENIUS executive production team includes the multi Oscar-winning team of Ron Howard and Brian Grazer; and Howard also makes his scripted television directorial debut with the first episode of GENIUS. Other GENIUS stars include familiar faces from Game of Thrones, Grey’s Anatomy, Mad Men and more.

The series begins in Einstein’s teenage years, when he argues with his father and drops out of school in Germany to go to university in Switzerland. Einstein encounters romance, political drama and unexpected personal struggles, but he manages to make a name for himself as a rising scientific mind. As relief at the end of World War I turns to fear at Europe’s rising tide of anti-Semitism, Einstein seeks sanctuary in the United States. Here, he struggles to balance his identity as a lifelong pacifist and a remarkably talented scientist who is the only one in the world potentially capable of stopping the rise of Hitler.

Lucien Harrington, SVP of Marketing & Communications for FOX Networks Group in Asia, says, “GENIUS is an evolution of National Geographic programing. Already the global leader in premium science, adventure and exploration programing, National Geographic is now firmly establishing itself as an original content creator bringing the best in education and entertainment to audiences in Asia and around the globe. We are delivering on the National Geographic renewed vision to take people one step to the edge of impossible and then, further. GENIUS is not only a global mini-series entertainment event – it is also a brand new way for National Geographic audiences to explore the past and learn the truth behind the legend of famous historical figures like Albert Einstein.”

The “Everyday Genius” Contest

I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein

Are geniuses born or made? Was Einstein destined from birth to become a brilliant scientist, or was his genius all down to hard work? National Geographic is challenging viewers across Asia to harness the power of their minds and accelerate their genius.

Join the “Everyday Genius” contest by submitting your brilliant ideas – the ones that could solve an everyday problem, and the ones that could change the world – for your chance to win exclusive access to the National Geographic Explorers Festival in Washington D.C across June 15-18, 2017. This exciting annual event brings together the world’s most fascinating and innovative scientists, conservationists, explorers, and storytellers together in one place to share their latest discoveries and ideas.

Find inspiration for your entry in the long history of innovation in Asia; from silk cloth, to the umbrella, to the magnetic compass, to gunpowder and more. Visit www.everydaygenius.asia for more information and to submit your ideas from now till May 7, 2017. Vote on who you think should be named Asia’s “Everyday Genius” from May 12 2017.

GENIUS is a National Geographic original scripted series produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, Imagine Television and OddLot Entertainment. National Geographic is also partnering with the SNOW app, where users can use the face filter to look like Einstein.

Hi-res images can be downloaded at:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/k1d3fn2ij1zppp5/AADNogl5_LFGwGDPcfN24-5ua?dl=0

About Fox Networks Group Asia

FOX Network Group Asia (FNG) is 21st Century FOX’s international multi-media business. FNG develops, produces and distributes more than 300 wholly- and majority-owned entertainment, sports, factual and movie channels in 45 languages across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. FNG’s core channel brands include FOX, FOX Sports, FOX Life, FOX+ and National Geographic. FNG’s movie channels include FOX Movies, FOX Movies Premium and SCM (formerly Star Chinese Movies). Non-linear brands include FOX Play, FOX Play+ and Nat Geo Play. These networks and their related mobile, non-linear and high-definition extensions, reach over 1.8 billion cumulative households worldwide. In addition, FNG owns and operates two production studios and produces thousands of local programing hours for its wholly owned channels and third parties. In 2017, FNG launched FOX+, the on-demand streaming app for watching the best in entertainment on the go. FNG has been in operation since August 14, 1993.

About National Geographic

National Geographic inspires viewers through its smart, innovative programming that questions what we know, how we view the world and what drives us forward. With a focus on the core goals of exploration and education that the National Geographic Society emphasizes, National Geographic challenges perceptions and allows viewers to push back against the boundaries of exploration. Globally NG has effectively used the medium of television to reach 440 million homes in 171 countries with 45 languages.

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FOX Networks Group
National Geographic

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April 18, 2017 at 5:44 pm

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BAA and Luxaviation Announce New Strategic Alliance

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-Western and Eastern private and business aviation expertise combined in one unified service offering

SHANGHAI and LUXEMBOURG /PRNewswire/ — Business Aviation Asia Ltd. (BAA), one of the largest and most influential business aviation operators in Asia Pacific, today announced a new strategic business alliance with related company, Luxaviation Group.

Mr. Zhu Yimin, President of CMIG Aviation and Mr. Tom Künsch, Managing Director of Luxaviation Asia
Mr. Zhu Yimin, President of CMIG Aviation and Mr. Tom Künsch, Managing Director of Luxaviation Asia

The partnership will see BAA, which provides high-level aircraft management services for business jet owners in the Greater China region (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) and beyond, working in partnership with Luxaviation Group, one of the world’s largest private aviation operators, with a fleet of more than 260 aircraft and 1,600 employees worldwide.

Following the signature of a strategic cooperation deal in 2015, the new agreement between the two major private aviation companies, will see BAA, which has been operating in Asia for over a decade, delivering expertise in integrating advanced western experience of business jet management to China’s new and burgeoning private aviation sector, working in synergy with Luxaviation Group. Through its subsidiary ExecuJet, Luxaviation manages 25 world-class fixed-based operator (FBO) facilities and 15 maintenance centres worldwide and offers combined business aviation experience from some of the world’s most respected private jet operators.

The collaboration will see customers benefitting from the enhanced privileges of a premium global infrastructure and service culture of a truly global aviation business providing charter, FBO, maintenance, aircraft management and aircraft transactions with operations in Europe, Asia, Australasia, Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean and Latin America.

CMIG Aviation, which is part of the China Minsheng Investment Group, fully owns BAA. President of CMIG Aviation Mr. Zhu Yimin said: “This new strategic partnership in aviation services will undoubtedly help play a highly important role in the further growth and development of China’s business aviation market. The agreement will bring the combined private and business aviation expertise of East and West in one unified service offering, with the kindred companies able to support and complement each other’s operations across Europe and Asia.”

Mr. Patrick Hansen, CEO of Luxaviation Group added: “We are proud to have the opportunity to deliver our expertise to the fast-growing Asian and specifically the Chinese business jet market and support BAA to further improve its client services in this region.”

About Business Aviation Asia Ltd. (BAA)

Business Aviation Asia Ltd. (BAA) was founded in 2006.  As a general aviation flagship enterprise under China Minsheng Investment Group (CMIG), BAA has business hubs all over Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan and is committed to provide a high standard of private jet management business in the domestic and overseas markets. Over the past decade, with its high-quality service and good reputation, BAA rapidly established itself as one of the largest business jet operators in the Asia Pacific region.

About Luxaviation Group

Luxaviation is one of the largest private aviation operators worldwide, currently managing more than 260 aircraft under the most stringent safety standards. The company’s commercial fleet is operated under the regulatory umbrella of 14 regional civil aviation issued air-operating certificates (AOCs). Luxaviation manages 25 world-class FBO facilities and 15 maintenance centres worldwide, certified to work on most business jets. Luxaviation currently employs more than 1,600 employees worldwide.  Further information: www.luxaviation.com.

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Business Aviation Asia Ltd
Luxaviation Group

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April 18, 2017 at 2:38 pm

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