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Scorpion TV racks up post-market doc sales

London-based distributor Scorpion TV has sold docs on the legal drug industry, intersex people and ecological challenges to broadcasters across the globe. (Pictured: Elemental)
February 6, 2014

Following trips to the Realscreen Summit and NATPE, London-based distributor Scorpion TV has sold docs on the legal drug industry, intersex people and ecological challenges to broadcasters across the globe.

Elemental (pictured above) follows three people over three continents confronting ecological challenges, including fights to save the Ganges River and the Canadian Tar Sands. Scorpion TV has sold the doc to Solar TV in the Philippines and TG4 in Ireland.

Solar TV also picked up Erasing Hate and Xmas without China, while TG4 also acquired Family Portrait in Black and White.

Legally High sold to ORF in Austria and Globosat in Brazil, a 47-minute doc exploring the legal drug industry, sold to ORF in Austria and Globosat in Brazil.

SBS Discovery in the Netherlands picked up Intersexion, a  film on how intersex people strive for acceptance in today’s society, while Sexters , looking at the trend of sending sexy texts, has sold to ABC in Australia.

SIC in Portugal, NRK in Norway and VPRO in Holland picked up Panopticon, a documentary concerning privacy and government surveillance, while ZDF Neo in Germany acquired Wolves Unleashed.

Italy’s DeeJay picked up Conquering the World and Autentic in Germany acquired three titles for its German and African channels: This Space Available, It’s a Girl and Xmas without China. 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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