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About Premium Content builds factual line-up

Paris- and London-based boutique financier and distributor About Premium Content has inked pre-sales for Dream the Future (pictured) and Jimmy Goes to Nollywood, while acquiring global rights to Freightened.
January 7, 2016

About Premium Content (APC) has inked pre-sales for Dream the Future (pictured) and Jimmy Goes to Nollywood, while acquiring global rights to Freightened.

The Paris- and London-based boutique financier and distributor has sold the Update Productions- and Bonne Pioche-made Dream the Future (10 x 52-minutes) across Germany and Austria via Servus TV, and in Belgium through RTBF.

The 10-part docuseries, which was commissioned by Planete+, explores the future through research provided by scientists and global celebrities.

Elsewhere, the U.S., Canada, UK and Africa have acquired factual special Jimmy Goes to Nollywood, which features award-winning actor Jimmy Jean-Louis as he exposes a behind-the-scenes look at Nigeria’s movie industry. The one-off was initially commissioned by Cine+.

Meanwhile, the distributor has secured the global rights to La Compagnie des Taxi‐Brousse and Polar Star Films’ Freightened (1 x 52-minutes), an in-depth investigative special that reveals the mechanics and perils of the unregulated sea shipping business.

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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