Toronto-based BuzzTaxi Communications has announced a number of new international sales deals for its factual programming and appointed a new sales consultant, Lina Marrone. In Australia, Premier Media Group’s How To Channel picked up lifestyle and design show The Decorating Adventures of Ambrose Price (13 x 30 mins), produced by Firvalley Productions. The Plastic Fantastic Brain (2 x 1 hour) has been licensed to YLE in Finland, and lifestyle/travel show Spring (13 x 30 mins) from Paperny Productions has been sold to Travel Channel International for broadcast on its EMEA feed. Season 1 of travel/adventure series Survivorman (23 x 1 hours) from Les Stroud Productions has been picked up by Discovery Germany’s DMAX channel and in Poland Why Is It Sexy? (1 x 1 hour), Secrets: A Film About Teen Sex (1 x 1 hour) and How To Make Love To My Wife have been licensed to cablecaster Polsat Café. New to the BuzzTaxi team, Lina Marrone wil be responsible for sales in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
- RS West ’18