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First Hand Films inks deals with Australia, Mexico

The Swiss distributor has inked deals with Australia's Foxtel and Mexico's Canal Once for a slate of titles, including America in Primetime and Five Days to Dance (pictured).
April 22, 2015

Swiss distributor First Hand Films has inked deals with Australia’s Foxtel and Mexico’s Canal Once for a slate of programs including America in Primetime and Five Days to Dance (pictured).

Foxtel picked up a package of titles for their history and biography slots, including America In Primetime (4 x 52′), as well as three titles from the My Life series, featuring Gore Vidal (1 x 45 minutes), Helmut Newton (1 x 52 minutes) and Isabella Rossellini (1 x 52 minutes).

Additional titles acquired by the broadcaster are Harry Dean Stanton – Partly Fiction (1 x 54 minutes), Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley (1 x 54 minutes), Love Hate Love (1 x 52 minutes), Radical Evil (1 x 52 minutes) and Jerusalem Cuts (1 x 52 minutes).

Elsewhere, Mexico’s Canal Once took Five Days To Dance (1 x 79 minutes), which was shopped by First Hand Films at last week’s MIPTV market in Cannes.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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