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Zodiak Rights scores presale deal for Bolt doc

Usain Bolt: The Fastest Man Alive, a two-part doc on the Olympic and World 100 meter record holder distributed internationally by Zodiak Rights, has presold into the UK.
October 3, 2011

Usain Bolt: The Fastest Man Alive, a two-part doc on the Olympic and World 100 meter record holder, has presold into the UK to BBC1.

Zodiak Rights, the international division of Zodiak Media Group, holds the worldwide rights (excluding France) to the two one-hour docs, Usain Bolt: The Fastest and Usain Bolt: The Legend.

Produced for France 2 by French production company Elephant Doc, part of Elephant & Co,  director Gael Leiblang hqs been filming the Jamaican sprinter over the last 12 months as he prepares for the London 2012 Olympics, where he will try to retain his three Olympic titles and his three world records.

The first part, Usain Bolt: The Fastest, profiles Bolt in his home environment with his first coach, relatives, best friends and the Jamaican national coach. It will be available in March 2012, while the second film, Usain Bolt: The Legend, will feature the build-up to the 2012 Olympics and follows Bolt preparing and participating in the Olympic games. That film will be available immediately after the 2012 Olympics.

Zodiak Rights is shopping the two documentaries at MIPCOM.

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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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