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Proper Rights drives int’l deals for “Last Car Standing”

The 8 x 60-minute series is heading to Latin America and France as part of a slew of factual content sales for the Toronto-based distributor.
August 12, 2014

Toronto-based distributor Proper Rights has sold a raft of factual entertainment series to assorted broadcasters internationally, including automotive series Last Car Standing (pictured, 8 x 60 minutes) and Strip ‘n’ Rip (aka¬†Vegas Rat Rods, 8 x 60 minutes).

The content sales arm of Proper Television has shopped the two Proper-produced car series to Discovery Turbo Channel in Latin America, while ABGroupe in France has taken non-traditional broadcast rights for Last Car Standing.

Discovery Networks Latin America, meanwhile, has picked up the one-off documentary Dads, produced by The Sound Films; while Antenna 3 in Spain has taken terrestrial rights for Associated Producers’ The Lost Tomb of Jesus (1 x 60 minutes).

Elsewhere in Europe, Sweden’s UR Channel and YLE in Finland have picked up the Proper Television-produced adventure show 7 Days in Hell. Australia’s Foxtel, meanwhile, has taken Tiny, a 1 x 60-minute documentary from Speak Thunder Films.

In Canada, Radio Canada has picked up French language rights for Associated Producers’ one-off The Age of Anxiety, and Proper Television’s series Real Stories, which looks at the true stories behind assorted Hollywood films.

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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