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Electric Sky takes “Guilty Pleasures” to Canada, Scandinavia

London-based distributor Electric Sky has sold Guilty Pleasures (pictured), which looks at the allure of Mills & Boon's immensely popular romance novels, to a number of broadcasters in Scandinavia and Canada.
September 6, 2011

London-based distributor Electric Sky has sold Guilty Pleasures (pictured), which looks at the allure of Mills & Boon’s immensely popular romance novels, to a number of broadcasters in Scandinavia and Canada.

The documentary special (1 x 52 minutes, or 1 x 86 minutes) by Bungalow Town Productions has been acquired by YLE Finland, NRK Norway, DRTV Denmark, VPRO in the Netherlands and CBC in Canada. The film was produced for Channel 4 and aired in its ‘True Stories’ strand.

Electric Sky has also sold My Street (1 x 48 minutes) to TV Ontario in Canada. The Wellpark Productions documentary sees director Sue Bourne taking the camera to the street upon which she’s lived anonymously for 14 years, revealing a range of people and circumstances on her doorstep.

Other sales include Favourite Films’ Customs series three (12 x 23 minutes) selling to Kanal 5 Sweden, SBS Netherlands and Nelonen Media in Finland, with TV Norge in Norway picking up all three seasons of the crime observational series.

Also in Finland, YLE has licensed Children of the Revolution (1 x 52 minutes or 1 x 93 minutes) by Transmission Films for WDR and the Irish Film Board. The doc tells the stories of female revolutionaries Ulrike Meinhof and Fusako Shigenobu.

Lastly, Kanal 5 has picked up Addicted to Food: Sharon’s Story (1 x 60 minutes) by Electric Sky Productions for Discovery UK. The program follows  Sharon Mevsimler, a 45-stone woman who had a life-saving operation but then starved herself to death at the age of 41.

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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