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Sales roundup: “Sex Tape” heads to the U.S.; Vision Films, Caru pick up “A Dying King”

 Sex Tape heads to the U.S.  Israeli producer-distributor Armoza Formats has inked a copro deal with eOne Entertainment to bring their social experiment format Sex Tape to the U.S. market. This agreement ups the territories ...
September 15, 2017

 Sex Tape heads to the U.S. 

Israeli producer-distributor Armoza Formats has inked a copro deal with eOne Entertainment to bring their social experiment format Sex Tape to the U.S. market.

This agreement ups the territories to feature Sex Tape to eight, following its launch at MIPTV this past April.

Sex Tape is a format that features three couples looking to fix their relationship. The couples film themselves for one week, and then, under the guidance of a professional sex therapist, reveal their uncensored tapes to each other. Ideally, the couples will be able to gain a new perspective on their relationship through watching the tapes.

Vision Films, Caru Pictures take “A Dying King: the Shah or Iran”

Independent worldwide distributor Vision Films and Caru pictures have acquired distribution rights to the original documentary A Dying King: the Shah of Iran.

While Vision will spearhead global distribution next January, Caru will lead North American theatrical distribution of the doc.

A Dying King is Bobak Kalhor’s debut documentary. It uncovers the death of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in 1980, who at the time was the Shah of Iran, and explains how it changed the history of Iran. The doc will premiere in Southern California theaters beginning November 15.

Vision Films brokered the deal this past week during the Toronto International Film Festival.

The distributor brought several docs to market at the festival, including Aldabra: Once Upon an Island, a doc that features the island of Aldabra, described by David Attenborough as one of the wonders of the world. The project is being offered in English, narrated by actor and environmental activist Pierce Brosnan.

 Also new to market from Vision is Hired Gun, which released theatrically last summer in the U.S. and is now available for sale globally. The doc features musicians sharing behind-the-scenes stories of touring, and

Harbour Rights sells a roster of titles in Asia

Hong Kong-based distributor Harbour Rights has sold a roster of docs across Asia.

Thailand’s True Vision has picked up the latest episodes of the Flavors series, as well as Singapore-produced House Of Its Time (8×26) and Love in the City (4 x 52) which was also licensed to TVB in Hong Kong.

Elsewhere, China’s CCTV channels have bough a package of wildlife titles including Incredible African Wildlife (5 x 52) and A Wild Farm (1 x 52).

Meanwhile, Hong Kong’s PCCW has picked up Home (10 x 26), which currently airs on Discovery Asia, for their free-to-air TV channel VIU TV.

Discovery Asia has acquired the two latest destinations of the Panorama series with episodes in Myanmar and Adanman beach in Thailand.

Lastly, the distributor’s The Red Spies Theory (1 x 60) which looks at China’s economy intelligence strategy was licensed to Korea’s KBS.

Looking Glass International inks deal with IFA Media

Looking Glass International (LGI) has acquired the rights to a raft of blue-chip wildlife films from Singapore-based indie prodco IFA Media.

IFA teamd with factual specialist production company China Intercontinental Communication Center (CICC) to produce the series, and will launch the documentaries, Tibet: The Third Pole (1 x 80), China’s Secret World (1 x 80) and Made in China (1 x 80) at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in Wyoming this September, before bringing them to Mipcom 2017.

The deal was brokered by Nha-Uyen Chau, LGI founder & CEO.

The films, all executive produced by Karen Bass.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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