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Zodiak Rights signs first-look deal with UK indies

Bedlam Productions and StoryVault Films have both signed first-look development deals with Zodiak Rights, with the distributor set to bring the former's WWI Top Gun Revealed (pictured) and the latter's Objects of Desire to MIPTV.
March 29, 2012

Bedlam Productions and StoryVault Films have both signed first-look development deals with Zodiak Rights, with the distributor set to bring the former’s WWI Top Gun Revealed and the latter’s Objects of Desire to MIPTV.

The deal covers Bedlam Productions’ factual slate, which includes WWI Top Gun Revealed (1 x 60-minutes), produced for UK nets Five and The History Channel. The doc charts the technological evolution of the first air force with exclusive access to The Vintage Aviators, a fleet of replica aircrafts.

Bedlam, producer of the Oscar-winning feature film The King’s Speech, is also behind the non-fiction one-hour special The King’s Speech Revealed, the real life story of King George VI’s speech therapist Lionel Logue, told by his grandson Mark Logue.

StoryVault Films specializes in factual, factual entertainment and drama-documentary formats, and titles produced by it that Zodiak will represent in Cannes include Objects of Desire, a 6 x 60-minute look at impressive and beautiful objects for Sky Arts; Bulk Buy Britain, a one-hour pilot for Channel 4 following London businessman Justin Preston as he encourages communities to negotiate discounts on a wide range of products; and The Book Show series six and seven, the long-running literature program.

Zodiak Rights owns the distribution rights for both the format and finished shows to Bedlam Productions factual programming and StoryVault Films productions.

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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