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Extra: Cineflix series travel to Middle East; TLC UK orders “Second Chance Dresses”

Cineflix series travel to Middle East UK-based Cineflix Rights has made a raft of sales with networks in the Middle East. YES DBS Israel has bought the first two seasons of The History ...
February 23, 2018

Cineflix series travel to Middle East

UK-based Cineflix Rights has made a raft of sales with networks in the Middle East.

YES DBS Israel has bought the first two seasons of The History of Comedy (14 x 60 minutes; pictured), produced by Herzog & Co. and Hazy Mills Productions. The series features archival footage alongside current interviews with comedy legends and scholars such as Norman Lear, Carol Burnett and Larry David.

Another Israeli network, Home +, owned by Talit, has bought Property Brothers at Home: Drew’s Honeymoon House (5 x 60 minutes), along with the seventh season of the Property Brothers series (26 x 60 minutes).

Also in Israel, Channel 8 has taken the Bungalow Town-produced The Pacemakers (1 x 60 minutes), a story of a group of men over the age of 90 pursuing their dream of becoming world class athletes.

Manoto TV has acquired Muhammad Ali: A Life (1 x 60 minutes), which looks back at the life and career of Muhammad Ali, as well as seasons four to eight of The Little Couple (69 x 60 minutes) from LMNO Productions.

TLC helps brides find “Second Chance Dresses”

Discovery-owned TLC has ordered its latest wedding-themed series from Endemol Shine North.

Second Chance Dresses (22 x 30 minutes) sees British reality personality and model Olivia Buckland help brides-to-be sift through second-hand dresses to find the dress of their dreams.

In each episode, Buckland and a future bride visit the homes of three women who have different reasons for wanting to part with their own wedding dress.

The series fits with TLC’s “Friday Brideday” wedding programming, which includes Say Yes to the Dress UKCurvy Brides’ Boutique and Say Yes to the Vegas Dress.

Second Chance Dresses is produced by Endemol Shine North and was ordered by Clare Laycock, VP, head of channels TLC and ID, Discovery Networks UK and Ireland. Charlotte Reid commissions and is executive producer for TLC and Coral Lawson is executive producer for Endemol Shine North. It will air later this year.

BidSlate, Gaia ink deal for “The Immortal Path”

Global content rights platform BidSlate has inked a deal with video streaming service Gaia for the feature-length doc The Immortal Path: The Tao of Tai Chi Chuan.

The feature-length martial arts documentary, produced by Empty Mind Films, will be available to stream worldwide for five years through Gaia’s ad-supported SVOD platform.

In The Immortal Path, the Tao and the varying styles of Wudang Martial Arts are explored with a martial arts grandmaster and Taoist priest.

Other titles in BidSlate’s catalog include the documentaries A Natural Way, One Shot, One Life and A Fighter’s Journey.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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