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Sales roundup: FMI gets “Wasted!”; Spartan Race series heads to Australia

FMI inks deal for Zero Point Zero’s Wasted! FremantleMedia International has inked a deal with Zero Point Zero for Wasted! The Story of Food Waste. The deal sees FMI pick up global distribution ...
October 5, 2017

FMI inks deal for Zero Point Zero’s Wasted!

FremantleMedia International has inked a deal with Zero Point Zero for Wasted! The Story of Food Waste.

The deal sees FMI pick up global distribution rights for the doc, excluding the U.S. Wasted! (1 x 120) aims to expose the global food crisis and the individuals working tirelessly to fight it.

Through the eyes of culinary stars such as Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences learn how to make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps and rejects into delicious dishes.

The doc premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, and has since been screened at Sheffield Doc/Fest, the Traverse City Film Festival and Aspen Ideas.

It made its theatrical debut in the U.S. on Oct. 13. Executive producers include Anthony Bourdain, Joe Caterini, Christopher Collins, Nari Kye and Lydia Tenaglia.

Spartan Race series heads to Australia

Australians will have the opportunity to compete in “world’s toughest team-based obstacle course” in a local version of Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge.

Produced by Matchbox Pictures and Eureka Productions and airing on Channel 7, the series sees teams competing against one another on a giant obstacles course.

Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge first aired in the U.S. in 2016, and the format has since been sold to Kanal 5 in Denamrk.

The format rights are held by NBCUniversal International Formats, and distributed worldwide by NBCUniversal International Distribution.

“We are delighted to combine the talents of Matchbox Pictures and Eureka Productions, to bring Australian Spartan to Channel 7 — this family series will highlight the strength and stamina of some of the toughest and fittest people in the Country — it’s a true test of teamwork,” said Chris Oliver-Taylor, MD of Matchbox and Chris Culvenor, CEO of Eureka, in a joint statement.

Quintus programming heads to K1 Doku

Distribution and media agency Quintus Media has inked a deal that will see a package of programming delivered to ProSiebenSat.1′s doc channel, Kabel Eins Doku (K1 Doku).

Titles on offer from Quintus’ catalogue include the history doc series Deception and factual series Megatrains, among others.

From French international distribution agency Balanga TV, Deception (4 x 52) recounts and analyses lies that have changed the course of history.

From factual producer Earth Touch, Megatrains (6 x 50) takes a look at some of the most astounding freight trains in the world.

“We are thrilled to send another package of amazing documentaries from some of the leading producers in the world to ProSiebenSat.1 and look forward to continuing to offer K1 Doku and its viewers entertaining, stimulating and high end documentaries from around the globe,” said Gerrit Kemming, CEO of Quintus Media, in a statement.  

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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