AGC Studios, CNN Films and BBC Arts are partnering to co-finance a new doc project on Jackie Collins, to be produced by Passion Pictures.
Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story tells the story of British-American millionaire actress and best-selling author (pictured) whose turbulent life and success story often served as inspiration for her hit novels.
Collins died of breast cancer in 2015.
AGC chairman and CEO Stuart Ford is executive producing, along with CNN Worldwide EVP for talent and content development Amy Entelis, CNN Films VP Courtney Sexton, BBC Arts commissioning editor Mark Bell and AGC VP of non-fiction content Rachel Traub.
AGC International, the international sales and distribution arm of AGC Studios, will handle global distribution for Passion Pictures and introduce the film to U.S. and international buyers in the fall upon its completion. CNN Films will retain North American TV rights, while BBC Arts will retain UK broadcast TV rights on BBC2 and VOD rights on BBC iPlayer.
The deal was negotiated by Traub and AGC VP of legal and business affairs Anant Tamirisa on behalf of AGC; by John Battsek on behalf of Passion Pictures; Sexton and CNN Worldwide VP for business affairs Stacey Wolf on behalf of CNN; and overseen by Bell on behalf of BBC2.
(Photo courtesy of jackiecollins.com)