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Extra: Sales for “Behind Bars,” Channel 10 goes Glam

In today's 'Extra' wrap, Quintus Media sends Maximus Film's Behind Bars - The World's Toughest Prisons across Europe, while Studio Glam has secured a commission and four European deals for fact-ent format The Decision.
January 12, 2016

Quintus Media sends Behind Bars through Europe

Berlin-based distributor Quintus Media has inked a raft of European pre-sales for Maximus Film’s docuseries Behind Bars – The World’s Toughest Prisons. Discovery Channel has secured the broadcast rights to the six-part docuseries in Scandinavia and Benelux, A&E has acquired the series for the UK and Poland, and Germany’s N-TV has picked up the program for German-speaking Europe. A copro between Quintus and Maximus, Behind Bars ventures into “notorious and extraordinary” prisons from across the globe to uncover the realities that inmates experience every day.

Studio Glam scores commission, inks deals in four territories

Israeli broadcaster Channel 10 has ordered fact-ent format The Decision from Tel Aviv-based producer Studio Glam. Each episode of the series will follow individuals as they undertake a 48-hour journey to make a life-changing decision. With two hosts providing various viewpoints, participants will make five “meaningful stops” before returning home to reveal their decisions to family members.

Studio Glam has also sold the format – which will enjoy its official launch at the Realscreen Summit in Washington DC later this month – into the UK, Ireland, Denmark and Belgium, marking the first international deals for the format. The series will be produced by ShainAwil in the UK and Ireland. Snow Man will produce the series in Denmark, while ButterFish will helm the production in Belgium.

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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