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Passion sells Winehouse special to Brazil, Italy

UK indie Passion Distribution has inked a flurry of deals for its Amy Winehouse (pictured) documentary My Daughter Amy following the singer's death last weekend, with nets in Brazil, Italy and Poland taking the title.
July 28, 2011

UK indie Passion Distribution has inked a flurry of deals for its Amy Winehouse (pictured) documentary My Daughter Amy following the singer’s death last weekend, with nets in Brazil, Italy and Poland taking the title.

The hour-long film tells the story of her father and family’s attempts to save her from addiction to drink and drugs. It was originally produced by Transparent Television for UK net Channel 4, and sold to Globosat Brazil, DRK Denmark, Noga in Israel, Sky – Vibe in New Zealand, TVI Portugal, Red Media Russia and Biographia Spain.

This week Passion has done deals with Onet in Poland, TV3 in Ireland, Reshet in Israel, TV Globo in Brazil, Vox in Germany, Sky Uno on the Sky Italia platform in Italy, DRK for additional runs on DR1 in Denmark, a re-license deal with TV1 in Poland, and ETV South Africa.

It has also done a deal for clips from the special with ProSiebenSat.1 in Germany.

The news comes as U.S. network E! has become the latest broadcaster to line up programming on the singer. The channel will re-broadcast its 2008 special E! True Hollywood Story: Amy Winehouse today at 10 p.m. EST.

As previously reported, Channel 4 commissioned ITN to reversion a 2008 doc on the chanteuse just days after her death, while MTV and ITV2 also scrambled to program material.

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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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