FremantleMedia International acquires Joe Wicks collection
FremantleMedia International has acquired the global distribution rights — excluding the UK and EIRE — for the collection of Joe Wicks: The Body Coach titles from prodco Full Fat TV.
The Joe Wicks fronted shows will make their first appearance at the upcoming MIPTV in Cannes.
In his first show, Joe Wicks: The Body Coach (1 x 60″), Wicks trained ordinary people over 30, 60 or 90 days, to show what could be achieved with a bit of focus. Wicks returns with a new two-parter, Joe Wicks: The Body Coach 2017 (2 x 60″), where he goes in search of volunteers who are willing to commit 90 days of their lives to his regime — a mix of healthy eating, home cooking and exercise.
Full Fat TV became part of the FremantleMedia family in 2016 following an investment deal that saw FremantleMedia take a 25% stake in the company.
Cargo inks sales to NatGeo, Showtime and Lionsgate
Elsewhere, New York-based doc film sales agent Cargo Film & Releasing has announced a series of broadcast and SVOD.
National Geographic Channel Wild has picked up the global broadcasting rights to Walking with Giraffes, which explores the quiet extinction of giraffes. The film (pictured) was directed by Ashley Davison for Iniosante Productions.
Showtime has the world premiere of Maisie Crow‘s Jackson, which looks at the last abortion clinic in Mississippi. The film looks at reproductive health care in the Deep South through the people who stand on both sides of the debate.
The Lost Arcade has been picked up by Lionsgate for their Comic-Con HQ SVOD channel in the U.S. and several territories internationally. Directed by Kurt Vincent, the film is a portrait of the Chinatown Fair, a video arcade that opened in the 1940s and became an underground hotspot for generations of New Yorkers.
VIMN sells Lip Sync Battle to Thailand and Russia
Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) – a division of Viacom Inc — has announced two more international production deals for Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle.
VIMN has confirmed a production with GroupM Entertainment in Thailand that will be produced in May 2017 and hit airwaves later in the year. A second deal has been signed with Russia’s national broadcaster, Channel One. The eight-part series, which is currently in production, will debut on Channel One in late 2017.
The addition of these sales brings the music-driven format to 20 local adaptations.