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BuzzTaxi’s factual entertainment and docs drive sales

Toronto-based distributor BuzzTaxi Communications has announced a raft of deals across the U.S., Europe and Asia.
March 15, 2010

Toronto-based distributor BuzzTaxi Communications has announced a raft of deals across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Finland’s MTVOy has picked up Associated Producers’ history series The Naked Archaeologist (52 x 30 minutes) while in the UK, cable channel Film 24 Limited has picked up a package that includes Homicide File (13 x 30 minutes), season two of Inside Hollywood (12 x one hour) and Whatever Happened To? season two (52 x 30 minutes), all from Pyramid Productions. Film 24 Limited also picked up doc series Scandal! Then and Now from Associated Producers, and Things To Do When You Are Dead, How to Make Love to My Wife, Fight Night and Killer At Large. Survivorman has also proved popular, with the third season licensed by Discovery Asia for Asia and the Pacific Rim, and in Russia, Studio U7 acquired the second and third seasons, along with Be the Creature from Decode Entertainment. The Plastic Fantastic Brain from Stornoway Productions has been licensed to KBS in Korea, and hour-long environmental documentary Thin Ice sold to ZDF’s digital channel Phoenix in Germany. Finally, one-hour special Rude: Where Are Our Manners? from 90th Parallel Production has been picked up for non-theatrical distribution by Landmark Media in the U.S.

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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