Exclusive: Bond/360, DR Sales strike copro partnership

The U.S. based distributor and the commercial arm of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation will work together to source, finance and release select docs in global territories. (Pictured: DR Sales' Kim Christiansen and Bond's Elizabeth Sheldon)
May 3, 2016

U.S.-based distributor Bond/360 is teaming with DR Sales, the commercial arm of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, to source, finance and release select docs in global territories.

Under the coproduction partnership, Bond will represent rights in the U.S. and Canada, while DR Sales will fund the projects via Europe and the rest of the world.

The first projects to be announced under the deal are Tiny Tim: an American Idol, which will take a close look at the peaks and valleys in the musical career of Herbert Khaury, better known as the ukulele-toting, falsetto-singing Tiny Tim. Also in development is The Michelin Film – Reaching for the Stars, which will provide an inside look at how a restaurant earns the coveted Michelin star, through the Michelin Guide’s international director Michael Ellis.

The deal was negotiated by Kim Christiansen, head of DR Sales and Elizabeth Sheldon, COO of Bond Strategy & Influence (pictured at Hot Docs).

“Tiny Tim is an icon whose life story remains an enigma – we hope this film will illuminate the private life of a musician who emerged as a symbol of the times,” said Sheldon in a statement. “The Michelin Film will enlighten gourmets as to the process behind the almost cult-like procedures for being deemed of high-enough calibre to join the ranks of the truly great.”

“By partnering with Bond, we encompass the international markets with a strong North American partner. This will be the first of several docs intended for the international marketplace,” added Christiansen.

(Photo: Adriano Trapani)

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