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Mercury racks up sales to Japan, Latin America

UK distributor MercuryMedia International has inked sales in Latin America and Japan for War Don Don and Houston We Have a Problem, both of which picked up Emmy nominations yesterday.
July 19, 2011

UK distributor MercuryMedia International has inked sales in Latin America and Japan for War Don Don and Houston We Have a Problem, both of which picked up Emmy nominations yesterday.

War Don Don, directed by Rebecca Richman-Cohen, has been acquired by HBO Latin America. The film chronicles the trial of Issa Sesay, a Sierra Leonean facing war crime charges, and was nominated at the News and Documentary Emmy Awards for Outstanding Coverage of a News Story (Long Form) and Outstanding Editing.

Elsewhere, Nicole Torre’s Houston We Have a Problem, which originally aired on Planet Green, has been acquired by NHK Japan. The film investigates the energy industry and the environmental concerns of big oil, and was nominated for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting.

Mercury CEO Tim Sparke said: “We are very proud of Rebecca and Nicole’s achievements in winning their respective Emmy nominations. The recognition accorded by the Academy will, we hope, drive sales of these important films to public service broadcasters internationally.”

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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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