Passion to rep Sundance Channel’s non-fiction content

The London-based distributor is bringing 77 hours of Sundance Channel's original non-fiction programming to MIPTV (including All on the Line, pictured), and representing the channel's content outside of the U.S.
March 10, 2011

London-based Passion Distribution will be bringing 77 hours of Sundance Channel’s original non-fiction programming to MIPTV, after completing an exclusive agreement to represent the channel’s content outside of the U.S.

The deal was negotiated by Laura Sher on behalf of Sundance Channel and Sally Miles on behalf of Passion Distribution.

The Sundance Channel programming slate that Passion will represent at MIPTV includes the previously announced All on the Line (pictured), which follows Elle‘s creative director Joe Zee as he reinvigorates struggling fashion designers. The 8 x60-minute title premieres on Sundance Channel on March 29 and is produced by Authentic Entertainment.

Passion Distribution will also be representing Garo Unleashed, a six-part one-hour series featuring the unique designer Garo Sparo and his exclusive East Village atelier; and Love|Lust, from Sharp Entertainment, a 14 x 60-minute series which gives the backstory of innovative products like the bikini, the iPod and the little black dress.

Also from Sharp Entertainment is Quirky, a 6 x 60-minute series where unique tech company Quirky takes on product ideas submitted by their online community to make a working prototype.

Authentic Entertainment’s Ludo Bites America is a six-part, food-based series following classically trained French chef Ludo Lefebvre and his business partner/wife as they open up pop-up restaurants in America, while Relativity Real’s 10 x 30-minute Shoebox Sessions reveals mementos of a celebrity’s past to shed light on who they are today.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.