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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
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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