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Zodiak Rights renews first-look deal with Blast!

The distributor has renewed its first-look development deal with the UK indie and secured international deals for the prodco's doc series 999: What's Your Emergency? (pictured) and The Tube.
January 30, 2013

Distributor Zodiak Rights has renewed its first-look development deal with UK indie Blast! Films.

New additions to Zodiak’s slate include Roads, a 6 x 60-minutes documentary series for BBC2 about the traffic controllers, cabbies, bus drivers and police offers that work on London’s 2,50o-mile network of roads; and Neighbourhood Heroes, a 2 x 60-minutes show for ITV1 about the front-line workers that fight to protect Britain’s neighborhoods.

In addition, the distributor has added Football, Schizophrenia and Me (working title), a one-hour special for BBC3 about a British football league in which every player suffers from some sort of mental disorder; and Crazy for Party Drugs, a one-hour special for BBC3 about trends in party drugs.

Zodiak has also sold Blast!-produced 10 x 60-minutes doc series 999: What’s Your Emergency? (pictured above) to Nine Network in Australia, VTM in Belgium and TV2 in Denmark; and secured a multiple territory deal for 6 x 60-minutes series The Tube with BBC Worldwide that covers Australia, Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe.

Both Blast!  founder Ed Coultard and Zodiak Rights CEO Matthew Frank have been attending the Realscreen Summit in Washington DC this week.

 

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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