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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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.