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Cineflix acquires Japan disaster docs

The international distribution rights to ITN Productions' Tsunami Search and Rescue and Nuclear Meltdown, have been acquired by Cineflix International Distribution.
March 29, 2011

The international distribution rights to ITN Productions’ Tsunami Search and Rescue and Nuclear Meltdown have been acquired by Cineflix International Distribution.

The deal, brokered by Nicola Andrews, head of acquisitions for Cineflix International,  marks the first between ITN Productions and the distribution company.

Nuclear Meltdown is executive produced by Emma Read, head of factual and features, and Tsunami Search and Rescue is executive produced by Chris Shaw, editorial director at ITN Productions.

Read said in a release, “ITN Productions is proud to document the compelling story of the nuclear crisis, its impact on the wider world and the future of nuclear power. This topical commission is drawing on our considerable program-making skills, news access and archive resources and we’re very excited about this innovative partnership with Cineflix International.”

Tsunami Search and Rescue was commissioned by UK broadcaster Five, and is set to air on April 5. The doc follows the British rescuers and medics that flew to Japan after the tsunami hit, and chronicles the danger, emotional trauma and the fear of the nuclear catastrophe that they faced.

Nuclear Meltdown is a collaboration between ITN and Cineflix International with no commissioning broadcaster.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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