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ZDF opens portal for Cannes

German distributor ZDF Enterprises is launching an online screening portal to tie in with next month's MIPDoc market, where it will debut a number of doc series including License To Drill (pictured).
March 21, 2011

German distributor ZDF Enterprises is launching an online screening portal to tie in with next month’s MIPDoc market in Cannes, where it will debut a number of doc series including Licence To Drill (pictured).

Registered users will be able to view trailers and full-length programs at zdf-enterprises.de once the portal launches next month.

The 6 x 45-minute series, which focuses on men drilling for gas in the Canadian arctic, is one series in a slate of new factual properties ZDF Enterprises has unveiled for the market. Other titles on offer include Repossessed! (10 x 50 minutes), a series looking at American repo men; and Hard Time (6 x 50 minutes), which looks at prisoners and guards at a maximum security prison.

Among the single docs the distributor is bringing to the market are Dawn Of The Ocean (1 x 90 minutes), which explores the evolution of the world’s seas and marine life; and Adventure Ocean Quest (5 x 52 minutes), which features freediver Frederic Buyle.

The distributor is also bringing 9/11: Science and Conspiracy (1 x 95 minutes) to the south of France. The doc is billed as being “provocative,” and ZDF is hoping the title can be a part of networks’ forthcoming 10th anniversary commemorations of the terror attacks upon the U.S.

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