“World’s Angriest,” “World’s Worst” head to Oz

Passion Distribution has sold several doc and lifestyle titles, including Charlie Luxton's Homes by the Sea (pictured), World's Angriest and World's Worst to broadcasters in Australia and New Zealand.
February 3, 2015

London-based Passion Distribution has sold several documentary and lifestyle titles, including Charlie Luxton’s Homes by the Sea (pictured) and World’s Angriest to broadcasters in Australia and New Zealand.

In Australia, Foxtel picked up more than 200 hours, including the Truenorth Productions series Charlie Luxton’s Homes By the Sea (7 x 60 minutes), season two of Reef Television’s Selling Houses (20 x 60 minutes) and the Landmark Films doc My Perfect Birth (1 x 60 minutes).

Free-to-air broadcaster Seven has acquired Mentorn Media’s World’s Angriest (8 x 60 minutes), season two of High Noon Entertainment’s Prospectors (8 x 60 minutes) and Sharp Entertainment’s Man Finds Food (14 x 30 minutes).

Nine Network acquired the Firecracker Films documentary My Online Bride (1 x 60 minutes) and Flight 33 Production’s Hurricane 360 (8 x 60 minutes).

ABC bought several docs produced by Mentorn Media, including Britain’s Poshest Nannies (1 x 60 minutes), The Batman Shootings (1 x 60 minutes), Captive for 18 Years (1 x 60 minutes) and Superstorm Sandy: Caught on Camera (1 x 60 minutes).

Australia’s SBS picked up the Firecracker Films factual entertainment series Air Pressure (4 x 60 minutes/10 x 30 minutes).

Meanwhile, in New Zealand the Living Channel acquired 230 hours of programming, including season two of Selling Houses (20 x 60 minutes) and season eight of Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (20 x 60 minutes). Both were produced by Reef Television. The network also acquired the Splash Media series James Martin’s Mediterranean (10 x 30 minutes).

Finally, broadcaster TVNZ picked up a selection of Mentorn Media titles, including All Creatures Great and Stuffed (1 x 60 minutes), season two of fact ent show Hotel of Mum and Dad (6 x 60 minutes), and the new series World’s Worst (4 x 60 minutes).

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 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.