Fremantle Corp., CCI Ent. ink co-distrib pact

The Toronto-based companies will head into MIPTV with Fremantle picking up CCI's factual, lifestyle and drama library for international distribution. (Pictured: Real Houses)
February 27, 2015

Fremantle Corporation has teamed with CCI Entertainment to co-distribute its library content and current production slate.

Fremantle, now led by Brad Pelman, will pick up CCI Releasing’s drama, lifestyle and factual library for international distribution heading into MIPTV. Both companies are based in Toronto.

The pact will enable CCI Entertainment, led by co-founders and executive producers Charles Falzon and Arnie Zipursky, to focus on creating content across all genres.

The partnership is also part of Fremantle’s new┬áinternational role as a distributor and financing conduit for producer partners.

CCI’s library includes two lifestyle series, Real Houses, from CCI Productions, Hemmings House and Talons of Venice, and Cubicle to the Cage, produced by Hemmings House.

CCI’s catalog also has four food/lifestyle series, four documentary features and two features: The Ride and Row Your Boat. In all, the CCI library offers 83 hours of content available worldwide.

(From Playback Daily)

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