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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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