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Zodiak Rights inks first-look deals with Oblong, Wellpark

Distributor Zodiak Rights has signed first-look deals with UK producers Oblong Films and Wellpark Productions, and renewed agreements with Nine Lives Media and Special Edition Films. (Pictured: The Naked Rambler)
January 27, 2014

Distributor Zodiak Rights has signed first-look deals with British production companies Oblong Films and Wellpark Productions, and renewed agreements with Nine Lives Media and Special Edition Films.

The two-year deal with Oblong, which specializes in docuseries, covers the titles The Naked Rambler (one x 60 minutes, pictured above), Frisky Business (six x 60 minutes), More Sex Please, We’re British (one x 60 minutes), Britain’s Youngest Undertaker (one x 60 minutes) and Prom Queens (one x 60 minutes).

Wellpark’s deal includes the Channel 4 documentary Fabulous Fashionistas (one x 60 minutes) and The Vikings are Coming (one x 60 minutes), a doc about the Danish sperm bank considered the epicenter of the international baby trade.

Zodiak also extended its first-look deal with Nine Lives Media for two years. The agreement covers Pound Shop Wars (four x 30 minutes), The Trouble with Mobility Scooters (one x 60 minutes), Partners in Crime: Fred & Rose West (three x 60 minutes) and season five of Nightmare in Suburbia (six x 60 minutes).

Finally, the company renewed its deal with Special Edition Films for two more years. The agreement includes House of Surrogates (one x 60 minutes/one x 90 minutes) and Mummy’s Little Murderer (1 x 60 minutes).

Other producers with first-look deals with Zodiak Rights are Storyvault Films, Blast! Films and Minnow Films.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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