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Sales round-up: “Curvy Supermodels” in Spain, Fox Searchlight takes “STEP”

Spanish broadcaster Mediaset Españahas has acquired distributor and content creator Armoza Formats’ reality competition show Curvy Supermodel. The series (pictured) casts women from a group of thousands who are mentored by an ...
January 25, 2017

Spanish broadcaster Mediaset Españahas has acquired distributor and content creator Armoza Formats’ reality competition show Curvy Supermodel.

The series (pictured) casts women from a group of thousands who are mentored by an expert jury who then choose who continues on to the next episode. Only one girl will win the title and a modeling contract.

Curvy Supermodel originally aired on Germany’s television network RTLII, and is set to air on Mediaset’s channel, Divinity. The modeling competition has also been picked up by FremantleMedia France.

Curvy Supermodel is produced by Tresor TV.

In other sales news, Red Arrow International has brokered a multi-show distribution deal with U.S. indie factual producer Bellum Entertainment, which includes four docs and over 200 hours of content.

The docs included in the agreement are Weather or Not, Motive to Murder, Autopsy of a Murder and Murderous Mistresses.

Weather or Not is a series about extreme weather, while Motive to Murder explores international murder cases. Both brand new titles and now available for distribution.

Autopsy of a Murder is an upcoming forensic crime series and Murderous Mistresses will be launching at MIPCOM 2017. Co-pro and pre-sales discussions are taking place at Realscreen Summit 2017 and MIPDoc 2017.

“This deal further cements Red Arrow International’s growing reputation as a supplier of quality factual and factual entertainment programming, and in Bellum Entertainment we have a fantastic partner with compelling and commercial factual content,” said Henrik Pabst, managing director at Red Arrow International, in a statement.

Finally, Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired worldwide distribution and remake rights to director and producer Amanda Lipitz’s documentary STEP, which explores the lives of a girls’ high-school step dance team during their senior year in inner-city Baltimore.

The deal was brokered by Fox Searchlight’s Executive Vice President of Business Affairs Megan O’Brien and Senior Vice President of Acquisitions & Co-Productions Ray Strache, with WME Global for the filmmakers.

The film world premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is a Stick Figure, Impact Partners, Vulcan and Scott Rudin production. STEP will be released in 2017.

 

About The Author
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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