Zodiak Rights renews deal with “The Queen” producers

Zodiak Rights has renewed its development deal with Blast! Films for another two-year term.
February 24, 2011

Zodiak Rights has renewed its development deal with UK-based Blast! Films for another two-year term.

Blast! Films, producers of Channel 4′s The Queen (5×60 minutes), and Zodiak Rights’ first look deal sees Zodiak Rights distribute all of Blast! Films’ productions, which include the new police series Coppers (pictured, marketed internationally as The Police Station) and Twincredibles for BBC Two.

Zodiak Rights has already secured a number of sales deals for Coppers/The Police Station including TV4 Sweden, TV2 Denmark, TVNZ New Zealand and Foxtel in Australia.

Jane Millichip, managing director, Zodiak Rights London, said in a statement, “We are delighted to be continuing our relationship with Blast! Films. Strong third-party independent factual programming is core to our business and this deal confirms Zodiak Rights’ continued commitment to the independent production sector.”

Zodiak Rights recently announced that it had also renewed deals with betty TV and ZKK and signed a new two-year development deal with Nine Lives Media.

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