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Extra: Cineflix Rights, BBC pick up titles; Nickelodeon Int’l launches wildlife special

Cineflix Rights takes two factual titles UK indie TV content distributor Cineflix Rights has acquired two factual series from British producer Brown Bob Productions. Inside the Vets (15 x 60 minutes, UKTV) ...
July 10, 2018

Cineflix Rights takes two factual titles

UK indie TV content distributor Cineflix Rights has acquired two factual series from British producer Brown Bob Productions.

Inside the Vets (15 x 60 minutes, UKTV) follows the daily challenges that veterinary surgeon and exotic animal specialist Clive Munns and his dedicated team face as they treat everything from domestic pets to rescued wildlife.

From removing a dog’s cancerous tumor to dealing with an injured hedgehog or operating on an enormous lizard, the series provides insight into the lengths the staff takes to care for each animal.

In addition, Cineflix has acquired Great Rail Restorations (5 x 60 minutes, Channel 4; pictured), which takes four railway carriages and restores them to their former glory.

Teams of world-class experts each restore a different carriage from a different era spanning a century of railway travel, including one of only two surviving Royal coaches used by Queen Victoria in 1887, and a once-glamorous 1960 Pullman dining car. Hosted by journalist and historian Peter Snow, audiences follow the challenges and triumphs of restoration while engineer Henry Cole examines what rail travel would have been like for passengers of each era.

The deal to acquire both series was negotiated by Catherine McCormick, acquisitions executive, Cineflix Rights.

 Flame Distribution sends The Ghan to BBC

Flame Distribution has secured a deal with the BBC for the slow TV documentary The Ghan.

Produced by Sydney-based media company Mint Pictures, The Ghan serves as a three-hour documentary that takes viewers on a journey in real time on Australia’s iconic passenger train.

The Ghan travels through the heart of Australia, from Adelaide to Darwin, and explores the part the locomotive played in the foundation of modern-day Australia. The story unfolds against the backdrop of vast landscapes as the kilometre-long train powers through Australia’s Red Centre.

The deal with the BBC follows the sale of the documentary to First HDTV for CIS, Beyond Home Entertainment in Australia, and to Amazon Video Prime for North America and India.

Nickelodeon Int’l launches wildlife special 

Nickelodeon International’s Together For Good and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) have collaborated on Together for Good Wildlife Special, an educational mini-series created to inspire youth to raise awareness about endangered wildlife and empower them to become changemakers.

In the one-off special, Nickelodeon star Breanna Yde (School of Rock) heads to Uganda where she discovers key conservation and environmental challenges. She also hears from those who, on a daily basis, work to protect at-risk wildlife, including lions, giraffes, rhinoceroses, elephants and chimpanzees.

The mini-series and digital vignettes will tell the stories of the guides, park rangers, detection dogs and their handlers, and will provide children with additional resources so they can help from home.

The Together For Good Wildlife Special begins airing today (July 10) across Nickelodeon’s international network of channels across more than 170 territories. Click here to learn more.

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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