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Electric Sky announces post-MIPCOM deals

UK-based distributor Electric Sky has announced a raft of deals following early October's MIPCOM market.
October 19, 2010

UK-based distributor Electric Sky has announced a raft of deals following early October’s MIPCOM market. BBC America has licensed Wink, Meet, Delete (1 x 59-minutes) by Wellpark Productions for BBC Scotland in which director Sue Bourne investigates the Internet dating phenomenon. LIVING in the UK has picked up series three of Customs (12 x 30-minutes) by Favourite Films for Nine Network, Australia. The series documents the work of Border Agency sniffer-dogs and their handlers and is renamed as Nothing to Declare for LIVING.
In Sweden Viasat have picked up a variety of male-skewing titles including Miles to Surf (1 x 50-minutes) by Troy Frizzell Productions in Conjunction With Major Surf Corp; Supercar Run Featuring Jodie Kidd (1 x 47-minutes) by Camera CHY Productions; Total Adventure (26 x 30-minutes) by Creative Touch Films Production for National Geographic; Finding Genghis (6 x 30-minutes) by Cambridge Film and Television Productions for National Geographic, and The Fatal Eleven (1 x 44-minutes) by German prodco ColourFIELD on behalf of WDR for ARD.
In New Zealand the Living Channel has acquired A Place in the Sun Down Under (3 x 60-minutes) and A Million Pound Place in the Sun, both produced by Freeform for Channel Four. Series one and two of Glamour Puds (20 x 30-minutes), produced by The Last Word for Channel 4, has sold to Digiturk in Turkey & North Cyprus. Also, underwater wildlife HD special Ondinesia: A Cultural and Underwater Journey Through Indonesia (1 x 52-minutes) by Aquacam Productions has been picked up by Multicanal Iberia SLU.

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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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