Silverkite sells “California Forever,” “Mary Celeste”

London-based Silverkite Media has sold a number of titles, including The Mystery of the Mary Celeste and California Forever (pictured), to broadcasters in Europe, Asia and Australia.
October 29, 2013

London-based Silverkite Media has sold a number of titles, including The Mystery of the Mary Celeste  and California Forever (pictured), to broadcasters in Europe, Asia and Australia.

Silverkite, the recently launched factual distribution company led by former ITV Studios Global Entertainment exec Gary McDonagh, has licensed two Real Life Media one-offs – The Mystery of the Mary Celeste and The Real Dick Turpin – to Foxtel in Australia. Both docs take a forensic approach to historical stories, the distributor said.

Foxtel has also licensed the PBS 4K documentary, California Forever, a 2 x 60-minute program that celebrates the 150th anniversary of Yosemite National Park.

A number of broadcasters licensed Creative Differences’ Pearl Harbour: Declassified, including Paris Premiere in France; Discovery History in the UK; Discovery World in Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and Discovery Networks Asia Pacific.

“I am very happy with the instant reaction our programs have received from broadcasters,” said McDonagh. “The sales we have announced are testament to the quality of our programs and the producers we are working with.”

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