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TCB takes up Icon’s “Restless Legs”

London-based distributor TCB Media Rights has acquired the international distribution rights for Icon Films’ hour-long documentary exploring restless legs syndrome. Restless Legs: Can’t Stop Twitching (pictured) chronicles individuals living with the ...
November 18, 2016

London-based distributor TCB Media Rights has acquired the international distribution rights for Icon Films’ hour-long documentary exploring restless legs syndrome.

Restless Legs: Can’t Stop Twitching (pictured) chronicles individuals living with the little-known medical condition, a tingling of the legs which can lead to severe sleep deprivation and suicidal thoughts.

Icon’s Stephen McQuillan serves as executive producer on the film, which was originally commissioned for Channel 5 in the UK.

The Bristol-based indie most recently secured an international distribution rights deal for its forthcoming 6 x 60-minute natural history docuseries Savage Kingdom to Sky Vision. Savage Kingdom premieres in the U.S. on Nat Geo Wild on Nov. 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

“TCB Media Rights’ enthusiasm for the subject matter and the sales potential of Restless Legs: Can’t Stop Twitching was obvious from the beginning,” said Lucy Middelboe, commercial director of Icon Films, in a statement. “We’re sure they are the right partner to sell this fascinating documentary internationally.”

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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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