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First Hand Films reports European sales

Swiss-based First Hand Films has sold a number of factual specials and documentaries to broadcasters across Europe, including Aung San Suu Kyi - Lady of No Fear.
February 16, 2011

Swiss-based First Hand Films has sold a number of factual specials and documentaries to broadcasters across Europe.

In Scandinavia, Denmark’s DR pre-bought Dolphin Boy, while SVT in Sweden acquired theatrical doc Love Hate Love, executive produced by Sean Penn, and lifestyle series The DeVilles, about a burlesque stripper and her punk rock husband.  In Finland, YLE picked up doc Erasing David, which highlights one man’s journey to challenge government and private surveillance.

In Benelux, Belgium’s VTM picked up Dancing with the Devil, a documentary from award-winning director Jon Blair, while VPRO in the Netherlands snapped up Mafia doc Excellent Cadavers, along with Exile Family Movie.

In France, Dolphin Boy was sold to ARTE, while Planète Cable purchased the Oscar nominated feature film Burma VJ.

And in Ireland, RTE acquired a package of titles which include Aung San Suu Kyi – Lady Of No Fear (pictured), Winnebago Man – The Angriest Man in the World, Dancing with the Devil, Pirate Hunting and more.  TG4 also snapped up Prison Island Bastøy.

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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