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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
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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