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Ovation and DRG sign up Latin America, China, Italy

London-based distributor DRG has licensed a number of titles from U.S. network Ovation to broadcasters including Pramer in Latin America, Jinzhou TV in China and RAI in Italy.
September 26, 2011

London-based distributor DRG has licensed a number of titles from U.S. network Ovation to broadcasters including Pramer in Latin America, Jinzhou TV in China and RAI in Italy.

Pramer has licensed Mr. Prince, a documentary on Broadway producer-director Harold Prince, while Jinzhou TV has licensed the doc as well, through Royal Seal Media. The doc features interviews with Broadway stars and Prince himself, who recounts his 40-plus years in theater working on productions such as Sweeney Todd, The Phantom of the Opera and Evita.

Meanwhile, in Italy, RAI Television has licensed the fashion countdown show Anatomy of a Closet, which spotlights some of fashion’s most iconic items, from the little black dress to the plain white t-shirt. Interviews include fashion designers Jason Wu and Elie Tahari.

Patrick Roberts, SVP of international sales for DRG, said: “Broadway holds a fascination for audiences around the world, but no individual has been responsible for more Broadway hits than Hal Prince. His productions have traveled the world so his story carries a tremendous appeal for the theater-loving audiences of China and Latin America. And there couldn’t be a more appropriate program for fashion-focused Italians than Anatomy of a Closet.”

At MIPCOM, DRG will be representing Ovation’s latest program, In Search of Food, hosted by chef, author and sustainability advocate Barton Seaver. Ovation is currently in pre-production on additional episodes of this series, which sees Seaver journey across America looking at the locovore food movement.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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