Docs

Scorpion TV sells “It’s A Girl,” “Erasing Hate”

London-based distributor Scorpion TV has secured deals for a number of documentary titles with networks in Europe and Latin America. (Pictured: Erasing Hate)
March 26, 2013

Scorpion TV has secured deals for a number of factual titles with networks in Europe and Latin America, ahead of MIPTV in Cannes.

The London-based distributor has sold It’s A Girl (1 x 52 minutes), a Shadowline Films-produced doc about the systematic murder of baby girls in India and China, to TVN Poland. Deals for the film are pending in Switzerland, Nigeria and Mexico, the distributor said.

In Mexico, TV UNAM has picked up Old As My Tongue (1 x 52 minutes), a doc about the world’s oldest singer; Hidden Battles (1 x 52 minutes), a doc about soldiers dealing with post-war trauma; director Melis Birder’s The Visitors (1 x 56 minutes), a doc about prison visitors in New York; and Train to Nowhere (1 x 52 minutes), a doc about migrant workers from Latin America found dead in a sealed cargo train traveling to North America.

Argentina’s Pramer has picked up The Sony Ericsson World B Boy Championships (2 x 30 minutes) and the series Paralympics (6 x 30 minutes), To The Bone (1 x 52 minutes), Inside Tattooing (1 x 52 minutes), Birthing at Home (1 x 30 minutes) and All Dolled Up (1 x 52 minutes).

Meanwhile, Russia’s ARC picked up Australian travel series Places We Go (14 x 44 minutes), which follows a couple as they get to know the locals in foreign locales such as Kenya, Peru and Antarctica.

The company inked in-flight deals with IFE Services Belgium for travel series Of Islands and Men (6 x 52 minutes), and IFP in Singapore for the  same series and Places We Go.

In North America, Films Media Group acquired the educational rights for popular science series Ever Wondered (20 x 30 minutes).

Scorpion TV also added three documentary titles to its catalog: Wolves Unleashed (1 x 90 minutes), which follows animal trainer Andrew Simpson as he travels to Siberia to make a wolf film; Erasing Hate (1 x 90 minutes, pictured above), about a man who undergoes a painful laser procedure to remove racist tattoos from his body; and This Space Available (1 x 90 minutes), a film about advertising in public spaces.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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