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Extra: DRG sells Rachel Khoo series globally; Docu Talent Awards revealed

DRG sells Rachel Khoo: My Swedish Kitchen internationally London-based content company DRG, part of NENT Group, has completed deals with global broadcasters for Rachel Khoo: My Swedish Kitchen. Produced by Swedish prodco Splay ...
August 19, 2019

DRG sells Rachel Khoo: My Swedish Kitchen internationally

London-based content company DRG, part of NENT Group, has completed deals with global broadcasters for Rachel Khoo: My Swedish Kitchen.

Produced by Swedish prodco Splay One, also part of the NENT Group, the 8 x 30-minute series (pictured) follows the British chef as she prepares traditional Swedish dishes “with a twist,” from the kitchen of her “stuga,” an old-style Swedish dwelling. Khoo also immerses herself in the culture and scenery, meeting with local food producers and craftspeople and making the most of her new way of life.

DRG is sending Rachel Khoo: My Swedish Kitchen to NHK in Japan, RTL in Germany, AMC in Central and Eastern Europe, SBS in Australia, Choice TV in New Zealand, CBC in Canada and BBC Studios for its pan-Asia footprint.

Rachel Khoo: My Swedish Kitchen was commissioned by DRG’s SVP of acquisitions Mette Kanne-Behrendsen (who serves as EP), and UKTV’s commissioning editor Kirsty Hanson. It was ordered for Good Food by Vicky Walker, channel director.

Kix, Frem take Docu Talent Awards

Bálint Révész and Dávid Mikulán’s Kix and Viera Čákányová’s Frem took home the Docu Talent Awards at the the 25th annual Sarajevo Film Festival on Sunday night (Aug. 18).

Projects from Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine made it to the final selection for the doc awards.

Kix provides a portrait of a troubled child in Budapest, while Frem is a Czech experimental visual essay. The award for Kix come with a US$3,000 cash prize, while Frem was awarded $2,000.

Cineflix Rights signs distribution deals with Baron Cohen’s Spelthorne, Renegade

Indie British distributor Cineflix Rights has signed content deals with UK prodcos Spelthorne Community Television, co-owned by funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen, and Renegade Pictures, adding two new Channel 4 prime time series to its factual slate.

Spelthorne’s Let’s Talk About Sex (3 x 60 minutes) presents parents and kids watching outrageous sex ed videos together and speaking candidly about sex.

Renegade’s Extreme Tribe: The Last Pygmies (3 x 60 minutes) follows filmmaker Livia Simoka, who spent five months with the remote Mbendjele tribe in the Republic of the Congo, fully immersing herself in the daily lives of this Pygmy community of hunter-gatherers.

Both series launched on C4 in the UK. Cineflix Rights has already made a first sale of Let’s Talk About Sex to Australia’s SBS Network.

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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