Unscripted

GRB pens deals for “My Beautiful Game,” “Smoked!”

California-based producer-distributor GRB Entertainment has secured distribution deals in Asia, Africa and Europe for a variety of its unscripted programs. (Pictured: David Beckham in My Beautiful Game)
February 20, 2014

California-based producer-distributor GRB Entertainment has secured distribution deals in Asia, Africa and Europe for several of its unscripted programs.

In the Asia Pacific region, deals include Inside West Coast Customs (seasons three and four) for Discovery Networks Asia; Hurrican Hunters (season two) for Korean Forces Network; BBQ Pitmasters (seasons one to four), Smoked! and Monsters and Mysteries for Foxtel Australia; My Beautiful Game (pictured above) for Global Media Partners in Kazakhstan; and Auction Kings for AETN 18 in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

In Europe and Africa, Hurricane Hunters, Nasty By Nature, Killer Moose, Monster Bug Wars, Croc Attack, Prehistoric Assassins and When Animals Bite Back has gone to AB Droits in France and Africa; On the Case for TV4 in Sweden and Finland; and Braxton Family Values, The Houstons, Remembering Whitney and Tamar and Vince for e.tv in Africa.

“GRB Entertainment continues to raise the level of distribution for our programs around the world, closing new deals in several territories. 2014 is on pace to break GRB records,” said Mike Lolato, GRB’s senior VP of international distribution, in a statement. “Our partners trust GRB to bring them unique, character-driven shows. We’ve added sports and scripted to our extensive library, all set to bring high ratings to our partners.”

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.

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