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.