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Scorpion TV acquires “The Paedophile Hunter”

The London-based distributor has picked up the Channel 4 ratings hit (pictured), and sold a raft of documentary titles to networks in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia.
February 3, 2015

London-based distributor Scorpion TV has acquired the rights to the documentary The Paedophile Hunter (1 x 52 minutes, pictured) from Amos Pictures.

Directed by Dan Reed, the film aired on Channel 4 in the UK late last year and follows online vigilante Stinson Hunter and his associates as they pose as children online in order to identify alleged child groomers.

Stinson then sets up meetings with the men, interrogates them and informs them he will be informing the police and posting evidence of their conversations and texts online.

Scorpion also sold a number of titles to networks in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia.

Canal D in Canada picked up How To Be A Billionaire (1 x 60 minutes); and the PBS strand ‘America Reframed’ acquired Shell Shocked (1 x 52 minutes), a doc about the teenage murder rate in New Orleans.

Fox Voyage in France picked up The Aviatrix (1 x 58 minutes), about a woman who flew from Cape Town to London on a biplane; Access TV in Sweden acquired Stem Cell Revolutions (1 x 52 minutes); and Middle Eastern broadcaster Al Araby bought Infiltrators (1 x 52 minutes) and Another Night On Earth (1 x 53 minutes).

YES in Israel and SBS in Australia both acquired Survival of the Fabulous (1 x 47 minutes). SBS also picked up the docs Boobs (1 x 52 minutes), Craigslist Joe (1 x 90 minutes) and Payday (1 x 47 minutes).

Watch a trailer for The Paedophile Hunter below:

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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