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Cineflix Rights picks up “The Secret World of Lego”

The London-based distributor has acquired the international rights to the Waddell Media-produced documentary (pictured), which aired in the UK on Channel 4.
June 17, 2015

Distributor Cineflix Rights has acquired the international rights to the Channel 4 documentary The Secret World of Lego.

Produced by Waddell Media, the one-hour doc follows a British design student who travels to the secretive toy brand’s headquarters in Billund, Denmark to work as a Lego set designer.

The filmmakers also profile Matthew James Ashton (pictured), the company’s vice president of design, and two adult Lego fans who attempt to make money off the brand by inventing their own designs.

According to producers, the one-off, which aired in the UK on Channel 4, marks the first time Lego has allowed cameras to shoot inside its headquarters.

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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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