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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.

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