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Extra: Cineflix, Windfall strike deal; Kew Media sells to Scandinavia

Cineflix Rights, Windfall Films ink package deal  UK indie TV distributor Cineflix Rights has acquired more than 80 hours of factual content from British producer Windfall Films, which it plans to launch ...
September 11, 2018

Cineflix Rights, Windfall Films ink package deal 

UK indie TV distributor Cineflix Rights has acquired more than 80 hours of factual content from British producer Windfall Films, which it plans to launch at the forthcoming MIPCOM market in Cannes, France this October.

The deal includes the upcoming lifestyle series Impossible Builds (pictured), exploring the “kit homes” that allow homeowners to build in difficult, remote locations; Strip the Cosmos, featuring space exploration; My Floating Home, about the world of aquatic homes and the people who live in them; Rise of the Machines, which looks at the world’s “most extreme” machines, including aircraft carriers, mega-trucks and monster trains; and Strip the City, exploring the engineering behind some of the world’s largest cities.

The deal was negotiated by Richard Life for Cineflix Rights and Allison Todd for Windfall Films.

Scandinavia takes Kew Media Distribution package

Global distributor Kew Media Distribution has sold 70-plus hours of new content to various broadcasters in the Scandinavian region.

NRK Norway has secured a package of documentary specials including Dealt (85 minutes) from Keep On Running Pictures and Ralph Smyth Entertainment, which follows Richard Turner, the 62-year-old blind man renowned as one of the world’s greatest card magicians, as well as Closing Gambit: 1978 Korchnoi Versus Karpov And The Kremlin (85 minutes) from Screenbound Pictures Ltd., which explores the political undercurrent that surrounded the controversial 1978 World Chess Championship between two Russian players engaged in a rivalry on and off the board.

Additionally, Denmark’s DR has acquired Unmasking a Killer (6 x 60 minutes, Joke Productions), which chronicles the story of the Golden State Killer, who was responsible for at least 51 attacks and 12 murders, and terrorized California for decades.

The sales also included numerous scripted programs.

Zig Zag, Velocity quiz show commissioned by BT Sport

UK and Ireland sports network BT Sport has commissioned the new football quiz show from UK indie Zig Zag Productions and format producer and distributor Velocity Content.

FanTV; Call Yourself a Fan? (13 x 30 minutes) will be hosted by Lynsey Hipgrave and Max Rushden, and will feature super fans of English Premier League teams facing off in a three-round trivia challenge.

Zig Zag and Velocity hold the global distribution rights for the finished series and will be presenting the format at MIPCOM 2018.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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