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Extra: World Media Rights inks deals; Thessaloniki calls for doc entries

World Media Rights inks deals for Air Crash Confidential Quest in the UK and Nine Network in Australia have both bought Air Crash Confidential from London-based producer World Media Rights. Air Crash Confidential (pictured) looks at the the human cost of air disasters. The 6 x ...
July 16, 2018

World Media Rights inks deals for Air Crash Confidential

Quest in the UK and Nine Network in Australia have both bought Air Crash Confidential from London-based producer World Media Rights.

Air Crash Confidential (pictured) looks at the the human cost of air disasters. The 6 x 60-minute series features testimony from witnesses, survivors and the families of the bereaved, investigators who solved the causes of the crashes and the experts who can make sense of them.

The series will investigate “The Miracle on the Hudson”, the facts behind the disappearance of famed aviator Steve Fossett, and the reasons for the A320 crash at a French airshow, among other stories.

World Media Rights’ Alan Griffiths and David McNab are executive producers on the series.

ZDF Enterprises distributes the series in the rest of the world.

NBC’s Hollywood Game Show goes to Sweden

NBCUniversal International Formats has inked a deal with Sweden’s national pubcaster SVT for a local version of Hollywood Game Show.

Produced in-house by SVT Göteborg, the 10 x 60-minute localized version, entitled Alla för en (All for One), will air on SVT1 in September. Additionally, the series – hosted by actress, writer, director and comedian Katrin Sundberg – will be made available on the broadcaster’s SVOD platform, SVT Play.

Hollywood Game Night was originally created by actor/producer Sean Hayes and producer Todd Milliner.

The reality competition show invites viewers to an exclusive showbiz soiree as a well-known host referees a raucous celebrity game night, complete with two non-celebrity contestants. The contestants join one of two celebrity teams to compete in a range of recognizable party games and pop quizzes, as they battle for the chance to walk away with a cash prize.

Sweden marks the 19th territory for the format, which has also been produced in France, Spain, Russia, Turkey and French-speaking Canada. NBCU International Formats has previously signed an Eastern European-wide deal with Central Media Enterprises (CME) for the show, spanning CME’s networks across Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival call for entries

The​ 21st edition of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (TDF) is now accepting film entries.

All entry submissions must be made online via the link found on the festival’s official website.

To be eligible to participate in the international competition section of the festival, the film must be a director’s first or second feature doc film; production must have been completed within the 12 months preceding the festival screening; the film has not been released or screened publicly in Greece; and has a running time of more than 50 minutes.

Ten to 12 films will compete for the Golden Alexander and the Special Jury Award. The Golden Alexander award is accompanied by an €8,000 (US$9,375) cash prize. The Special Jury Award, meanwhile, is accompanied by a €2,000 (US$2,343) cash prize.

​The documentary feature film that wins TDF’s Golden Alexander Best Documentary – International Competition award is automatically eligible to submit for Oscar consideration in the Documentary Feature category.

The first deadline for submissions is Aug. 3 for films completed between November 2017 and March 2018. Submissions will then be suspended between Aug. 3 and 20 and the submission link will be inactive. The final deadline is Nov. 3 for films completed between April 2018 and November 2018.

The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival runs March​ 1-10, 2019 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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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