Docs

Extra: “Curvy Supermodel” in Poland and Ukraine; Cleopatra takes Pussy Riot doc rights

“Curvy Supermodel” licensed in two new countries Armoza’s prime time reality competition Curvy Supermodel has been commissioned in Poland and Ukraine. Poland’s Polsat in partnership with Rochstar, has licensed 10 episodes of the show, ...
April 6, 2017

“Curvy Supermodel” licensed in two new countries

Armoza’s prime time reality competition Curvy Supermodel has been commissioned in Poland and Ukraine.

Poland’s Polsat in partnership with Rochstar, has licensed 10 episodes of the show, while the Ukraine’s 1+1 is set to air eight episodes later this year.

The modeling competition was recently re-commissioned in Germany for a second season on RTLII, after it successfully aired a first season last September. The format has also been licensed in Brazil by SBT and in Spain by Mediaset, while France and the Netherlands have already acquired the local rights to the show.

Produced by Tresor TV, Curvy Supermodel (120′) is a nationwide casting show that searches for the face of the future – with power, style and curves. An expert jury will mentor a group of contestants looking to make their mark in the modeling industry.

Pick greenlights season two Woodcut Media’s crime series

Woodcut Media has announced a deal with the Sky free-to-air channel Pick to produce a second season of the true crime series Britain’s Most Evil Killers (10 x 60′) and its international counterpart World’s Most Evil Killers (20 x 60′). Season two is scheduled to air on Pick in 2018.

Britain’s Most Evil Killers and World’s Most Evil Killers examines some of the most dangerous and prolific murderers in the UK and worldwide, uncovering what drove them to commit such heinous crimes.

Each episode takes the viewer through each shocking story as told by those directly impacted by the crime. Whether it’s the father of the killer or the son of a victim, these emotional, personal experiences help personalise each shocking murder. Experts including criminologists, forensic pathologists and reporters help drive the story for each case.

The deal was brokered by Acquisitions Executive Charlie Charalambous for Pick and both series will be distributed internationally by Keshet International.

Cleopatra Entertainment picks up worldwide rights to Pussy Riot doc

Cleopatra Entertainment has acquired all worldwide rights (minus-Russian territories) to the music documentary Act & Punishment, the true tale of the Russian activist and punk rock band Pussy Riot.

The doc was written and directed by Evgeny Mitta, and stars actual band members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Mariya Alyokhina , and Yekaterina Samutsevich.

The film was produced by Mitta, Alyona Gorlanova and by Russian production companies 2Plan2 and Paperworks. Cleopatra is planning a nationwide domestic release of the film on all platforms later this year, with a full audio soundtrack release in conjunction with a 2017 U.S. tour by the band to promote the film.

The deal was brokered by Cleopatra Founder and CEO Brian Perera, Tim Yasui, VP/GM of Cleopatra Entertainment, and by Antipode International Sales’ Olga Ulybysheva on behalf of the filmmakers.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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