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eOne pens global deals for 9/11 fraudster doc

The indie producer and distributor has sold several factual documentaries and series to broadcasters in the United Kingdom, Latin America, Spain, Germany and Italy, including The Woman Who Wasn't There (pictured).
July 20, 2012

Producer-distributor Entertainment One (eOne) has secured sales deals for several documentaries and factual series in the United Kingdom, Latin America, Spain, Germany and Italy.

Channel 5 in the UK, La Sexta in Spain and Andorra, and Hungary’s MTVA picked up free-TV rights to the documentary The Woman Who Wasn’t There (pictured), which looks at a woman who fabricated a story about being a 9/11 survivor. National Geographic Channels International has acquired the multi-territory rights.

NGCI also picked up multi-territory rights to The Great Escape: Secrets Revealed, a documentary in which archaeologists and historians retrace how a group of allied airmen escaped from Nazi POW camp Stalag Luft III in an underground tunnel.

Elsewhere, Discovery Latin America picked up pay-TV rights to Very Bad Men, a 13 x 60-minutes series about notorious criminals, and The Devil You Know, a series about people that hide their criminal lives from unsuspecting friends and family.

Autentic acquired pay-TV rights for World War II doc Storming Juno for territories including Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg, as well as the 48-minute documentary The Real Mash, about the real-life people that inspired the fictional TV series and movies about the Korean War.

In Italy, Discovery picked up free-TV rights to the docu-series Mega-Builders, while for in-flight, Emirates Airlines acquired the 97-minute documentary The Captains, starring William Shatner.

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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