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Zodiak picks up four through first-look deals

Zodiak Rights has acquired four new titles, including My Daughter the Teenage Nudist and Battling the Big Freeze through its first-look development deals with UK indies Special Edition Films, Nine Lives and ZKK.
December 8, 2011

Zodiak Rights has acquired four new titles through its first-look development deals with UK indies Special Edition Films, Nine Lives and ZKK.

The distribution company acquired Love on the Transplant List, a one-hour doc about a Cystic Fibrosis sufferer awaiting a double lung transplant, from Special Edition Films, as well as Battling the Big Freeze. The three-part, one-hour documentary series looks at recent extreme weather patterns. It is set to air in early 2012 on Channel 5 in the UK.

From prodco Nine Lives, Zodiak Rights picked up Burnt Alive, a one-h0ur film on Terri and her estranged mother who accidentally scarred her for life. Commissioned by Channel 5′s ‘Extraordinary People’ strand, it will premiere in spring 2012.

Lastly from ZKK, My Daughter The Teenage Nudist is a one-hour documentary following young nudists over one heady summer. ZKK produced the title for Channel 4 in the UK, for premiere in January 2012.

Zodiak Rights holds worldwide distribution rights to all the above titles.

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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