First there was Blue Planet, then there was Planet Earth, and now there's Frozen Planet, the latest installment in the BBC/Discovery Channel's amazing nature-documentary series, and the first episode airs in the U.S. on Sunday. Vanessa Berlowitz, one of the show's producer/directors, emailed with me about it. Her life is pretty boring, definitely do not read.
Vanessa! I hear you filmed polar bear cubs on an Arctic archipelago while you were five months pregnant, which is incredible. Were you tempted to name your baby something Arctic-themed? And how close did you get to the bears? Filming a polar bear mom with two naughty three-month-old cubs was an [...]