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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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