London-based Passion Distribution’s MIPCOM catalog this year will include pushy moms, stormchasers and cautionary tales concerning social media.
Passion-repped titles coming to market include Landmark Films’ Disco Diva Mums, a one-hour special following mothers prepping their daughters for Freestyle Dance, a beauty pageant and dance competition combo. Pamper Parlour Mums, from Touch Productions, is another one-off that spotlights parents who greatly spoil their kids.
Series heading to MIPCOM from Passion include Reef Television’s Killer Roads, a five-part, one-hour look at the UK’s most dangerous roads; and the three-part, one-hour series Britain’s Hidden Heritage, where enthusiasts and experts, including HRH The Prince of Wales, journey through extraordinary buildings and landmarks. Also in the cxatalog is Firefight Productions’ Submarine Patrol, a 3 x 60-minute look inside the world of submarines.
From True North Productions, Extraordinary Stormchasers is a one-off made for BBC3, telling the story of a girl battling a debilitating illness who also wishes to fulfill her passion for storm chasing, while Facebook Killer (w/t), highlights the dangers of social networking in the 21st century.
“We are extremely excited about the excellent range of titles we will have available to us in Cannes and we are looking forward to strengthening our already promising relationships with the UK indies that we currently work with,” said Sally Miles, Passion Distribution CEO.
The distribution company has also sold a number of titles in Asia. In Korea, season two of Cupcake Wars and Great Food Truck Race was licensed by CJ Media, while TCast picked up Stalked, Design Star season six and Love/Lust. Also in Korea, Elle TV has licensed the fashion reality show All on the Line.
Japanese broadcaster NHK has licensed 100 Mile Challenge, while Nippon TV has picked up Babies Behind Bars.
In Thailand, channels True Explore and X-Zyte picked up a package of titles that includes Supersize Grime, Metorite Man season one, Culture X series three, Eco Trip, Love/Lust and season two of Curious & Unusual Deaths and Great Food Truck Race.