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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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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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