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Ovation and DRG sign up Latin America, China, Italy

London-based distributor DRG has licensed a number of titles from U.S. network Ovation to broadcasters including Pramer in Latin America, Jinzhou TV in China and RAI in Italy.
September 26, 2011

London-based distributor DRG has licensed a number of titles from U.S. network Ovation to broadcasters including Pramer in Latin America, Jinzhou TV in China and RAI in Italy.

Pramer has licensed Mr. Prince, a documentary on Broadway producer-director Harold Prince, while Jinzhou TV has licensed the doc as well, through Royal Seal Media. The doc features interviews with Broadway stars and Prince himself, who recounts his 40-plus years in theater working on productions such as Sweeney Todd, The Phantom of the Opera and Evita.

Meanwhile, in Italy, RAI Television has licensed the fashion countdown show Anatomy of a Closet, which spotlights some of fashion’s most iconic items, from the little black dress to the plain white t-shirt. Interviews include fashion designers Jason Wu and Elie Tahari.

Patrick Roberts, SVP of international sales for DRG, said: “Broadway holds a fascination for audiences around the world, but no individual has been responsible for more Broadway hits than Hal Prince. His productions have traveled the world so his story carries a tremendous appeal for the theater-loving audiences of China and Latin America. And there couldn’t be a more appropriate program for fashion-focused Italians than Anatomy of a Closet.”

At MIPCOM, DRG will be representing Ovation’s latest program, In Search of Food, hosted by chef, author and sustainability advocate Barton Seaver. Ovation is currently in pre-production on additional episodes of this series, which sees Seaver journey across America looking at the locovore food movement.

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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