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MercuryMedia sells “Inheritance”

UK distributor MercuryMedia has sold Inheritance, a documentary telling the story of a woman facing the legacy of her Nazi father, to broadcasters in the UK, Australia, Sweden and Finland.
June 13, 2011

UK distributor MercuryMedia has sold Inheritance, a documentary telling the story of a woman facing the legacy of her Nazi leader father, to UK pubcaster the BBC, Australia’s ABC, Sweden’s SVT and Finland’s MTV.

The Emmy-winning film by Oscar-winner James Moll has previously screened on ARTE in France, Noga in Israel and on PBS in the U.S.

It focuses on Monika Hertwig, the daughter of  Amon Goeth, prominent Nazi leader and commandant of the Plaszow Concentration Camp. Hertwig discovered her father’s past as a teenager, and was forced to come to terms with his legacy after Ralph Fiennes portrayed Goeth in Schindler’s List.

MercuryMedia’s chief executive Tim Sparke said: “This sale of this challenging production to the world’s leading public service broadcasters demonstrates their renewed vitality. It is to their credit that they individually recognize the power, value and importance of independently produced documentary film.”

BBC executive producer for acquisitions Carol Sennett added: “Inheritance is one of the most emotionally resonant documentaries about the Nazi Holocaust I have ever seen. We are delighted to be showing it on BBC television.”

About The Author
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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