Unscripted

Foxtel takes “Serial Killer,” “Storage” from Zodiak Rights

Australian broadcaster Foxtel has acquired the First Look TV-produced crime docuseries Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer as well as 40 hours of lifestyle and factual titles from international distributor Zodiak Rights. (Pictured: Storage: Flog the Lot!)
February 2, 2015

Australia broadcaster Foxtel has acquired the First Look TV-produced crime docuseries Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer as well as a 40-hour lifestyle and factual package from international distributor Zodiak Rights.

Using video and audio from real murderers, the 10 x 60-minute series Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer sets out to uncover signs of psychopathic behavior. Among those featured is the psychologist and author Linda Papadopolous, as well as survivors of the Norway Massacre.

Foxtel has pre-bought the series, which is to go into production early this year and will launch on the broadcaster’s Crime and Investigation channel next year.

Meanwhile, the package deal includes RDF Television’s popular factual series Storage: Flog The Lot! (pictured; 6 x 60 minutes HD), on an eclectic group of professional and amateur dealers securing priceless items against the clock; Minnow Films’ Kids and Guns (1 x 60 minutes); Blast! Films’ CCTV: Caught on Camera (3 x 60 minutes); and RDF Television’s Inside the National Trust (20 x 60 minutes) and Crime Secrets of… (2 x 60 minutes). Foxtel has also re-licensed series one to three of Zodiak New York’s Hardcore Pawn.

Elsewhere, lifestyle titles include Red House’s Sarah Beeny’s How to Sell Your Home (6 x 30 minutes) and Brand New House on a Budget (3 x 60 minutes), as well as IWC Media’s Robson’s Extreme Fishing Challenge (season three), Wellpark Productions’ The Vikings are Coming (1 x 60 minutes) and RDF Television’s 100 Year Old Drivers (1 x 60 minutes).

The deal was brokered by Alex LeMerle, VP of sales for Zodiak Rights.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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