Tricon touts “Cover Stories,” “Catfight”

Metal Evolution (pictured), Game Changers and Catfight are among the 100 hours of factual titles that Toronto-based Tricon Films & Television has sold to assorted broadcasters and DVD licensing partners.
July 31, 2012

Metal Evolution, Game Changers and Catfight are among the 100 hours of factual titles that Toronto-based Tricon Films & Television has sold to broadcasters and DVD licensing partners.

The 11 x one-hour heavy metal music series (pictured) has been acquired by IMusic TV in Germany, Viacom18 India and MusiquePlus in French Canada.

Tricon has also partnered with Atlantic Films Sweden for Scandinavia, Polyband for Germany and Beyond Entertainment for Australia and New Zealand on the DVD rights for Metal Evolution.

The feature-length doc Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage was acquired by Noga Communications in Israel and Viewcom in Belgium, who have also acquired the one-off doc Garbage!, on an urban family who explores where their garbage goes.

Discovery EMEA and National Geographic Channel in Italy have picked up Game Changers, an eight-part factual series on the minds behind inventions that might change the world, while TVNZ in New Zealand picked up a 13-part doc series on the fashion world, Cover Stories, hosted by fashion insider Jeanne Beker.

A documentary on the capsizing of a ship off the coast of Brazil, Abandon Ship: The Sinking of the SV Concordia, has been sold to Canal+ in France, while Iran-based Press TV picked up Among the Missing,  a doc on the activist movement to bring home POWs and MIAs from Vietnam.

Lastly, MVD Entertainment Group licensed DVD rights for Catfight, a one-hour doc looking at female competitiveness.

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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.