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Electric Sky scores with disaster and pandemic docs

Throughout July, factual distributor Electric Sky made a slew of deals for its docs that deal with natural disasters, pandemics and terrorist attacks. German prodco ColourFIELD's The Virus Empire, about dangerous viruses, has sold in over 20 territories, including to TVO in Canada, BBC Australasia, TVI in Portugal and DRTV in Denmark. Electric Sky has also sold White Crow Production's doc about a man with a gift for predicting disasters - Premonition Man - around the world. Quicksilver Media's Terror in Mumbai and Orphans of Burma's Cyclone, which filmed eight children orphaned by cyclone Nargis last year, have both sold to VRT and ABC in Australia while Favourite Films Customs 2 for Sky Real Lives has been licensed by Nine Network, Australia. Finally, Electric Sky Productions' own observational series Customs 2 has been sold to SBS Australia and Vertical City, following the world's bravest window washers as they clean iconic skyscrapers, was sold to History Channel Iberia and DRTV in Denmark.
August 11, 2009

Throughout July, factual distributor Electric Sky made a slew of deals for its docs that deal with natural disasters, pandemics and terrorist attacks. German prodco ColourFIELD’s The Virus Empire, about dangerous viruses, has sold in over 20 territories, including to TVO in Canada, BBC Australasia, TVI in Portugal and DRTV in Denmark. Electric Sky has also sold White Crow Production’s doc about a man with a gift for predicting disasters – Premonition Man – around the world. Quicksilver Media’s Terror in Mumbai and Orphans of Burma’s Cyclone, which filmed eight children orphaned by cyclone Nargis last year, have both sold to VRT and ABC in Australia while Favourite Films Customs 2 for Sky Real Lives has been licensed by Nine Network, Australia. Finally, Electric Sky Productions’ own observational series Customs 2 has been sold to SBS Australia and Vertical City, following the world’s bravest window washers as they clean iconic skyscrapers, was sold to History Channel Iberia and DRTV in Denmark.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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