DCD Rights pens deals for “Audrey,” “Drugs War”

UK distributor DCD Rights has secured international sales for Matchlight-produced specials Darcey Bussell's Looking for Audrey and Russell Brand: End The Drugs War. (Pictured: Russell Brand)
January 14, 2015

UK distributor DCD Rights has secured international sales for Matchlight-produced specials Darcey Bussell’s Looking for Audrey and Russell Brand: End The Drugs War.

The one-hour special Darcey Bussell’s Looking for Audrey - which sees former ballerina Bussell examining the life of Hollywood actor Audrey Hepburn – has been acquired by Portugal’s SIC and Australia’s Foxtel, while Norway’s NRK picked up one-hour special Russell Brand: End The Drugs War, in which the comedian and former drug addict (pictured above) makes a case for reforming heroin addiction treatment.

In other news, the distributor has also acquired new three titles from the Glasgow-based indie, including The Longest War – Women & Power, a three-part series on gender equality for BBC4; Transplant Tales, a 2 x 60-minute series for BBC1 on individuals on the organ transplant wait-list; and the one-hour special Joan of Arc: God’s Warrior, on the iconic martyr.

“The demand for high-quality primetime factual content remains very high in the international marketplace and Matchlight consistently delivers in this genre,” said Rick Barker, head of sales at DCD Rights, in a statement. “Their recent specials, led by globally renowned personalities who are passionate about their subject matter, are generating a great deal of interest among our clients.”

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