Formats

DRG secures option deals for “Out of the Silence”

Distributor DRG has inked eight option deals for Out of the Silence (pictured), a format about deaf people who receive a life-altering implant that enables them to hear.
June 19, 2014

Distributor DRG has inked eight option deals for Out of the Silence (pictured), a format created and owned by Tuvalu Media and FormatKitchen.

The format follows deaf people who are given a life-changing implant that enables them to hear, often for the first time.

Norway’s Novemberfilm, Sweden’s Titan, Denmark’s Gong, Finland’s Moskito, Ireland’s Loosehorse Television and Australia and New Zealand’s CJZ as well as companies in France and Israel have acquired local remake rights.

DRG acquired the international rights to Out of the Silence at MIPTV following the launch of its global formats division, DRG Formats, in March.

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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