Banijay sells true crime series, strikes co-development deal with FirstLook TV
American network Reelz has picked up 20 x 60-minute episodes of the FirstLookTV-produced series Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer from Banijay Rights, the international distribution arm of Banijay Group.
The sale follows previously announced deals with Netflix, Discovery UK, UKTV’s Really Channel, Foxtel and the Justice Network.
Banijay Rights and UK-based prodco FirstLookTV have also inked a deal to co-develop and co-finance a slate of crime-themed factual series for broadcasters worldwide. The agreement covers a maximum of 10 titles, to be exclusively distributed by Banijay Rights.
Wag Entertainment buys They Film-produced doc
Wag Entertainment, the content sales division of UK indie Wag, has acquired the 90-minute documentary Krow’s TRANSformation from Vancouver-based prodco They Film.
The film (pictured), directed by Gina Hole Lazarowich, witnesses the challenges faced by trans model Krow Kian — from hormone therapies to numerous invasive surgical procedures — as he grows in confidence in his body and returns to a career in fashion for the first time since becoming a globe-trotting ‘female’ fashion model at age 12.
WildBear Entertainment inks deal with Germany’s N-TV
Australian factual prodco WildBear Entertainment has secured a pre-sales deal with German television news channel N-TV, greenlighting production on a trio of science and engineering series.
How to Build a City (8 x 60 minutes) explores the engineering ingenuity of major cities such as Tokyo, Berlin or Sydney; How Factories Changed the World (5 x 60 minutes) examines the influence of mass production on everyday life and cutting-edge technology in manufacturing; and Future Warfare (4 x 60 minutes), which seeks to understand the evolution of warfare from the traditional battlefield to uncharted reaches of outer space and the digital realm.
How to Build a City and Future Warfare will be distributed by Passion Distribution, while Red Arrow International has acquired the rights for How Factories Changed the World.
DocuBay appoints media consultancy to bolster distribution
Mumbai-based DocuBay, IN10 Media’s global documentary SVOD, has appointed London-headquartered media consultancy The Vidya Collective to expand the streaming service’s distribution efforts in the UK and throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The Vidya Collective, led by CEO Clare Kandola, is tasked with developing associations with strategic partners in the regions.
DocuBay launched worldwide in August.