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Ovation picks up “Mamma Mia Story”

Arts-focused U.S. net Ovation has signed a package deal with distributor ITV Global Entertainment for a slate of titles including the documentary ABBA: The Mamma Mia Story.
March 27, 2012

Arts-focused U.S. net Ovation has signed a package deal with distributor ITV Global Entertainment for a slate of titles including the documentary ABBA: The Mamma Mia Story.

The doc explores the global appeal of the musical-turned-feature film, and includes interviews with the stars of the movie, including Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Julie Walters, along with clips from the movie and excerpts from the theatre show.

The network has also picked up 60-minute concert film Johnny Cash in San Quentin, which captures the iconic singer’s performance to inmates at the titular American prison.

“All of these titles work really well with our brand,” said Kris Slava, senior VP of programming for Ovation, adding of the ABBA film: “This is a documentary chock full of stars talking about one of the biggest, most delightful musicals of our time.”

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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