Looking Glass sells into Europe

Australia-based production and distribution company Looking Glass International has sold a number of factual series and documentaries in European territories, including Into the Future (pictured).
December 14, 2011

Australia-based production and distribution company Looking Glass International has sold a number of factual series and documentaries in European territories, including Into the Future (pictured).

Al Jazeera Turkey has acquired 23 hours of titles including both the 60-minute and 90-minute versions of the one-off special Seed Warriors, produced by iCan Films; six-part, half-hour series Rivers Of Our Time, an Oak3 Films production; 90-minute special Desperately Seeking Paul McCartney, produced by Markman Pictures; and Into The Future, a three-part, one-hour Infocus Asia production for Discovery Networks.

Into the Future, a doc series on the innovators in science, engineering, and architecture across Asia whose vision will bring us “straight into the future,” has also been acquired by Viasat for Europe, Scandinavia and Middle East; and by Noga for Israel.

Below H2o Productions’ Crater of Life, a one-hour documentary on Australia’s best-kept wildlife secrets as discovered by Australian wildlife filmmaker Lin Sutherland, has been acquired by RAI. The Italian broadcaster has also acquired one-hour doc Secrets Of The Dinosaur Mummy, a Midcanada Entertainment & Myth Merchant Films production for Discovery Canada, Discovery Channel U.S. and ARTE, as well as Super Science from Ochre Pictures.

Several other deals were also concluded with Viasat, for one-hour Kapyong, produced by Arcimedia; and one-hour Tuberculosis: The White Death, a Hans Rosenwinkle production for Evolution Media. Meanwhile, UR Swedish Educational took one-hour program Hip Korea, produced by Bang Productions; Multicanal Spain secured The Crater Of Life and Rivers Of Our Time; while Noga acquired two-part, one-hour Sex Scandals In Religion, a Cogent/Benger production.

Ananey Israel took 26-part, 30-minute series Travel Oz, produced by Grainger Television, and 24 five-minute interstitials called Australia Alive, also produced by Grainger.

Finally, Hungary’s Origo acquired 25 hours of programming including Into the Future and 13-part, 30-minute series Travel Wild, produced by Below H20.

About The Author
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.