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Tricon inks int’l sales for “Rock Icons,” “Get Connected”

Toronto-headquartered Tricon Films and Television has secured a raft of global sales for the profile series Rock Icons (pictured) and Get Connected, as well as the documentaries Abandon Ship and Inocente.
October 30, 2015

Toronto-headquartered distributor Tricon Films and Television has secured a raft of global sales for the profile series Rock Icons (pictured) and Get Connected, as well as the documentaries Abandon Ship and Inocente.

The 10 x 30-minute music biography series Rock Icons, charting the professional careers of such legendary rock stars as Geddy Lee and Ted Nugent, has been picked up by Canada’s The Movie Network and Brazil’s Globosat, which also took Mars & Venus Today (1 x 60 minutes).

Elsewhere, the 13 x 30-minute technology series Get Connected – which features the latest in technology products, services and innovations – has been acquired by Al Hurra Middle East and Brand New Media Asia, while Foxtel Australia has taken Sistema Revolution (1 x 60 minutes) about the development and success of Venezuela’s music program El Sistema.

Meanwhile, survival documentary Abandon Ship (1 x 60 minutes) – in which 48 teenagers attempt to survive when a ship capsizes – was taken by Discovery Poland, while the real-life medical series Extraordinary Medicine (12 x 30 minutes) was picked up by Discovery Latin America.

NC+ Poland Planete has acquired three programs including Birth of a Car (2 x 60 minutes), detailing the most innovative vehicles; Corpus (1 x 60 minutes), about one woman’s search for answers about death; and 20 Moves (1 x 60 minutes), spotlighting the impact of the Rubik’s Cube, which was also sold to SBS Australia.

Tough Love (2 x 60 minutes), about the inner workings of the child welfare system, and Academy Award-winning doc short Inocente (1 x 40 minutes), about an artist’s tenuous relationship with her surroundings, have been sent to Taiwan’s Yu-Shiu.

In addition, unsolved murder series To Catch a Killer (8 x 60 minutes) and I Didn’t Do It (7 x 60) were sent to Africa’s Strong Technologies. I Didn’t Do It was also picked up by NTV Japan, while trivia game show On the Spot (45 x 30 minutes) was shipped to Iran’s IRIB.

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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