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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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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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