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 Drive secures “Super, Scary”, “Deadly” sales

Drive, the production-funding and distribution agency led by Lilla Hurst and Ben Barrett, has secured a number of international sales for the documentary film Super Scary Plane Landings as MIPCOM gets underway in Cannes. NTV in ...
October 16, 2016

Drive, the production-funding and distribution agency led by Lilla Hurst and Ben Barrett, has secured a number of international sales for the documentary film Super Scary Plane Landings as MIPCOM gets underway in Cannes.

NTV in Germany, Channel 9 in Australia, Discovery Canada, TV2 Denmark, MTV in Sweden and RTL in the Netherlands have all acquired the 1 x 60-minute documentary produced by NBC News’s production arm Peacock Productions, with Drive also in advanced discussions to close a U.S. broadcast deal for the special.

The doc, originally commissioned by Channel 5 in the UK, features eyewitness footage of frightening airplane landings.

The company also announced the pre-sale of The World’s Deadliest Weather (13 x 60 minutes) to BBC Worldwide for BBC Earth in South Africa, Poland, Nordics, Asia and Central Eastern Europe. The series, a co-production between Drive and Back2Back Productions, features footage alongside first-person testimony from those who have survived some of the most extreme weather on earth.

The sales come on the heels of the launch of Drive’s new distribution business in September. The company recently announced the sales of Building Star Treka 1 x 60-minute film, to ZDF Germany and SBS Australia, and anther 1 x 60-minute documentary, First Contact: Lost Tribe of the Amazonto Netflix.

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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