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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.

About The Author
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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