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Skywriter writes up doc deals

Toronto-based indie Skywriter Media and Entertainment Group has concluded a number of deals for its lifestyle and documentary programming, following MIPTV in Cannes earlier this month.
April 13, 2011

Toronto-based indie Skywriter Media and Entertainment Group has concluded a number of deals for its lifestyle and documentary programming, following MIPTV in Cannes earlier this month.

The company renewed a deal for its documentary series Crimes of Passion (16 x 30 minutes) with AETN in the UK, along with extended rights for the series with AETN’s channels in Benelux, Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Elsewhere, it licensed the lifestyle series Homestyle (27 x 30 minutes) to Echo TV Productions in the United Arab Emirates. The show offers design advice to homeowners and shares do-it-yourself home restoration projects.

“MIPTV proved to be highly successful for Skywriter, having closed an important renewal and territorial expansion with AETN as well as wrapping up sales totalling 160 half-hours of programming in the Middle East and Malaysia,” said Gwen Jones McCauley, Skywriter’s VP of distribution and acquisitions.

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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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