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Zodiak inks first-look deal with Belfast indie Stirling

Zodiak Rights will represent Belfast-based Stirling Film & Television Productions' current and upcoming programming, including Jigs & Wigs (pictured), under a first-look deal.
November 20, 2014

Zodiak Rights has signed a first-look deal with Belfast-based indie Stirling Film & Television Productions.

Under the deal, the company will globally distribute the prodco’s current and upcoming slates of factual entertainment, observational documentary, true crime and drama programming.

The first programs Zodiak will distribute are Clubland (1 x 60 minutes), which is about Ireland’s biggest nightclub; The Beauty Pageant Storm (1 x 60 minutes), about a team of American children who compete in an Irish pageant; and the second season of Jigs & Wigs (5 x 30 minutes, pictured), an Irish dancing doc series starring dressmaker Thelma Madine from Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.

The distributor already represented season one of Jigs & Wigs, which launched on BBC1 in Northern Ireland before moving to BBC4.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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