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Sales roundup: Gravitas acquires “No Man’s Land”; Cineflix makes int’l sales

Cineflix Rights makes international sales from Finestripe Productions  Indie UK TV content distributor Cineflix Rights has closed a number of international deals for programs from producer partner Finestripe Productions. Diana: The Day The ...
August 16, 2017

Cineflix Rights makes international sales from Finestripe Productions 

Indie UK TV content distributor Cineflix Rights has closed a number of international deals for programs from producer partner Finestripe Productions.

Diana: The Day The World Cried (1×60, ITV UK/Smithsonian Channel USA) was acquired by Nine Network (Australia); SVT (Sweden); NRK (Norway); Sky (New Zealand); OnDIRECTV (DIRECTV Latin America); ITV (Asia, Middle East and Africa); Manoto (Iran); and Channel 8 (Israel).

Inside Dior (2×60, Channel 4 UK), a series that gives viewers an exclusive look at the billion-dollar luxury empire, was picked up by RTL Living (Germany); Foxtel (Australia); Sky (New Zealand); Planete+ (France); Movistar+ (Spain); Channel 8 (Israel); Manoto (Iran); and Fox (India).

Whizz Kids: On the Fast Track to F1 (1×60, Channel 4 UK), which delves into the world of young drivers and their parents dreaming of Formula 1 stardom, has been sold to RTS (Switzerland) and PCCW (Hong Kong), following previous sales in Australia, Denmark, Belgium and South Africa.

Elsewhere, Finestripe’s documentaries The Day Day Kennedy Died (1×60, ITV UK/Smithsonian Channel USA) and The Day Hitler Died (1×60, ITV UK/Smithsonian Channel USA) continue to pull in international sales, with RTE (Ireland) being the latest broadcaster to take both titles.

Gravitas Ventures acquires U.S. VOD rights to No Man’s Land

Gravitas Ventures has announced the acquisition of all U.S. VOD rights to No Man’s Land the story of a right-wing militia whose occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge ended in a confrontation between them and the federal government.

Morgan Spurlock‘s Warrior Poets produced the film along with First Look Media’s Topic studio, while Impact Partners co-produced and co-financed the film.

Spurlock, David Byars, Jeremy Chilnick, David Holbrooke, David Osit, Rachel Traub and Stash Wislocki produced No Man’s LandThom Beers, First Look Media’s Michael Bloom and Adam Pincus and Impact Partners’ Dan Cogan were executive producers of the doc, which marks Byars’ directorial debut.

The deal for No Man’s Land (pictured) was brokered by Gravitas Founder and CEO Nolan Gallagher and Matt Burke from Submarine Deluxe on behalf of the filmmakers.

The film premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and will also show at the Hot Springs Doc and will have its on demand launch at the Mill Valley Film Festival on Oct. 31.

Super LTD acquires Wasted! The Story of Food Waste 

Film distributor Neon’s boutique division Super LTD has acquired Anna Chi and Nari Kye’s Wasted! The Story of Food Waste.

The doc, which premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, is produced by Zero Point Zero Films with support from The Rockefeller Foundation as part of the Foundation’s YieldWise program, a $130-million commitment to cutting food waste in half.

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle and eat food. Chefs like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura and Danny Bowien show audiences how they make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. The film also exposes how food waste is directly affecting climate change.

The film was executive produced by Anthony Bourdain, Joe Caterini, Christopher Collins, director Kye, and Lydia Tenaglia.

The deal was negotiated by Super LTD and Cinetic on behalf of the filmmakers

 

 

 

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