Corina Newsome

Conservation    Education    Exploration

Credit: Katherine Arntzen Georgia Southern University

An exciting collaboration between award winning documentary film producer David Wright and biologist Corina Newsome

Corina and David are developing several documentary and television projects:

  • Urban Wild: A TV series focused on rediscovering the urban wildlife that inspired Corina to become a field biologist, while growing up on the streets of a big city

  • 1000: Join Corina on a global adventure to visit iconic species that are now facing extinction, their populations being less than 1000, including animals like the mountain gorilla, northern right whale and cassowary

  • Become A Scientist: As a child, Corina met a zoo keeper who opened her eyes to becoming a biologist, a career she may never have considered, but is now an all consuming passion. Paying that gift forward, this TV series aims to inspire a new generation of scientists as Corina visits other science professionals each week in a format similar to the successful "Dirty Jobs" format

We are also open to developing other projects to fit the needs of networks looking for wildlife and science programs.

David Wright and Corina Newsome first worked together in 2016 while shooting a feature documentary on young climate activists. Since then, Corina moved on from her position as an educator & keeper at the Nashville Zoo and is completing a Masters in ornithology at Georgia Southern University. She has also developed a substantial online following, becoming an internationally recognized influencer, inspiring a new generation of scientists.

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BIO:

Corina Newsome is a Master's student studying biology with a focus on avian conservation. She has worked in the field of wildlife conservation for 8 years, first as a zookeeper specializing in animal training and environmental education, and currently as a field biologist working to conserve the MacGillivray's seaside sparrow on the coast of Georgia. Having experienced the hurdles faced by people of color interested in wildlife careers, Corina has founded several programs to encourage high school students from underrepresented demographics to consider careers in wildlife sciences. Corina grew up in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has always had a desire to participate in the conservation of wildlife and natural spaces, and encourage people to explore the great outdoors.

Video examples

Behold The Earth excerpt  (the project where David and Corina first worked together, 2016)

Jungle Jordan with guest Corina Newsome

A recent sample interview with Corina

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