Extra: TCB takes two from Crackit, “Boom!” off to Italy

In today's Extra, TCB Media Rights grabs two series from UK indie Crackit including Sex Pod (pictured), Keshet International sells Boom into Italy and Kino Lorber picks up a doc on Hieronymus Bosch.
April 5, 2016

TCB Media Rights takes two from Crackit

London-based distributor TCB Media Rights has picked up two additional series from UK indie prodco Crackit Productions.

Joining existing Crackit title Skinny Brides to Fat Wives in the TCB roster are Sex Pod (pictured, 10 x 60 minutes) and Horror Homes (two series, 12 x 60 minutes). The former, commissioned by Channel 5 and set to air in the UK in the spring, looks at assorted myths surrounding sex, while the latter, another C5 show, looks at homes that have transformed into nightmare abodes due to natural or man-made catastrophes.

Italy takes Keshet’s Boom!

Keshet International (KI) has struck a licensing deal with Endemol Shine Italy to bring its game show property Boom! to the Discovery-owned Nove channel.

A set of hour-long episodes of the KI format are in production with the series set to make its Italian debut in the fall of this year.

“I’m delighted to place Boom! in the safe hands of our creative partners at Endemol Shine Italia and Discovery Italia and to see the show airing in another major European market,” said Keren Shahar, KI’s managing director of distribution, in a statement. “With the Spanish series continuing to perform night after night some 18 months since launch, there can be no doubt that Boom! is yet to reach its full potential in the region.”

Hieronymus Bosch documentary to get theatrical run in U.S., Canada

Distributor Kino Lober has acquired all U.S. and Canadian rights to a documentary about the late-medieval painter Hieronymus Bosch. Produced and directed by Pieter van Huystee, Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil looks at the global search for lost Bosch paintings ahead of of a comprehensive exhibition at the Prado Museum that opens on May 31. The doc will open theatrically at New York’s Film Forum on July 27 and then nationally and throughout Canada later in the summer on the 500th anniversary of Bosch’s death. It will become available on digital platforms and home media before the end of the year.

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