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Looking Glass ships “Ice Pilots,” “Trend Makers”

Australian distributor Looking Glass International has secured deals with broadcasters in Australasia, the U.S. and South America for titles including Ice Pilots (pictured) and Trend Makers.
February 23, 2012

Australian distributor Looking Glass International has secured deals with broadcasters in Australasia, the U.S. and South America for titles including Ice Pilots (pictured) and Trend Makers.

Omni Films’ Ice Pilots (13 x 60-minutes) has been sold to Australian free-to-air network 7mate, while Thailand-based Truevision has acquired Oak3 Films’ HD series Trend Makers (4 x 30-minutes) and Grainger Television’s Travel Oz (28 x 30-minutes).

Elsewhere, National Geographic has picked up Asian rights for Travel Oz, to be broadcast on Nat Geo Adventure. Springboard Media in Vietnam, meanwhile, also acquired the show, along with Travel Wild (16 x 30-minutes), which is produced by Below H20 Productions.

Also concluded are deals in the U.S. and South America, with Filmmakers Library in the U.S. acquiring When Castro Seized the Hilton (1 x 60-minutes), which is produced by Frameline Films in association with NRK; and A Quiet Revolution (1 x 60-minutes), which is produced by Moving Bits.

Educational broadcaster Universep in Brazil also acquired A Quiet Revolution, while Landmark Media in the U.S. took Trend Makers.

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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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