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Extra: Barak Goodman’s “Woodstock” goes global; DIY preps “Big Texas Fix”

Woodstock sells to media buyers around the world Academy Award-nominated director Barak Goodman’s feature-length documentary Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation has been sold to broadcasters around the world. Goodman’s documentary turns the camera ...
March 14, 2019

Woodstock sells to media buyers around the world

Academy Award-nominated director Barak Goodman’s feature-length documentary Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation has been sold to broadcasters around the world.

Goodman’s documentary turns the camera on the crowded field and the impromptu city that flourished on a few acres of farmland to explore what took place among the rain-soaked, hungry, tripping, half-a-million mass of young people who gathered for the three-day festival in 1969.

With the 50th anniversary of the festival coming up this summer, Woodstock has been sold to NDR (Germany/Austria), YLE (Finland), RAI (Italy), SVT (Sweden), RTVE (Spain), SBS (Australia), KAN (Israel) NRK (Norway), RTS (Switzerland), and DirecTV/Latin America.

Woodstock was part of Tribeca Film Festival’s 2019 lineup and PBS Distribution is planning a U.S. theatrical release for early summer 2019. Woodstock will have its broadcast premiere on PBS later this year.

Armoza Formats taps Ori Dror as senior development producer

Tel Aviv-based indie producer and distributor Armoza Formats has expanded its development team with the appointment of Ori Dror as senior development producer.

Most recently, Dror served as head of entertainment and game shows at Israel’s Reshet 13. Dror also served as showrunner on Israeli television shows including Boom!Raid the Cage and Little Big Shots Israel, and also held the position of head of creative at the independent development and production company, Creatit Studio.

Armoza Formats and Dror have previously collaborated on a number of projects, including Play Date and Pull Over, which he co-created, and Still Standing and Babushka, for which he served as showrunner.

DIY readies Big Texas Fix

Home restoration experts Michael and Ashley Corday will refurbish centuries-old homes in DIY Network’s new series Big Texas Fix.

Produced by Maverick TV, the husband and wife team work to preserve the once-stately coastal homes of Galveston, Texas. They strive to revive old estates by restoring the original properties historical charm while adding modern amenities.

In the premiere episode, Michael and Ashley take on a duplex set for demolition. In order to revitalize the property, they overhaul the crumbling interior and add a smart parking solution, create artwork from salvaged materials found in the home and install reclaimed wood floors.

Series executive producers are John Hesling, Emily Mayer, Simon Knight and Curnal Achilles Aulisio.

Big Texas Fix premieres April 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on DIY Network.

CuriosityStream acquires teen content from Litton Entertainment 

Factual SVOD service CuriosityStream has acquired four teen-centric series from family-focused content producer Litton Entertainment.

Beginning in April, CuriosityStream viewers will be able to watch multiple seasons of nature and wildlife series Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin, Innovation Nation and Rock the Park.

CuriosityStream’s current portfolio of content for young streamers includes David Attenborough’s Light on Earth, Miniverse, and Cities of the Sea.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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