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Proper Rights lines up int’l lifestyle sales

Toronto-based distributor Proper Rights has secured a raft of international deals to send such factual titles as It Happened Here (pictured) and Canada's Handyman Challenge into South America, Australia, Europe and Asia.
September 4, 2015

Toronto-based distributor Proper Rights has secured a raft of international deals to send such factual titles as It Happened Here (pictured) and Canada’s Handyman Challenge into South America, Australia, Europe and Asia.

Australian network Foxtel has taken The Holmes Group-produced series Best of Holmes on Homes (13 x 60 minutes), which showcases the most challenging renovations undertaken by host and contractor Mike Holmes. Foxtel has also acquired the licensing rights to 90-minute documentary It Happened Here. Produced by Neponsit Pictures, the film investigates campus sexual assault through intimate portraits of those affected. Quebec’s Canal D has also picked up the French Canada language rights for the documentary.

New Zealand’s The Living Channel, meanwhile, has taken seasons three and four of Holmes Inspection (26 x 60 minutes) from The Holmes Group. The series follows Holmes as he repairs devastating problems faced by homeowners.

Elsewhere, Odisea Special Channels in Spain and Portugal have acquired 60-minute special How to Make Love to my Wife, which is set to premiere on U.S. net Discovery Life on September 7.

Additionally, season three of Canada’s Handyman Challenge (10 x 60 minutes) and HGTV’s Top Ten (26 x 30 minutes) – both produced by Firvalley Productions – have been picked up by Cineplex in Thailand; Brazil’s Globosat has scooped up design series Esther Extraordinaire (10 x 30 minutes) from producer Cream Productions; and France’s Voyage has obtained the Sound Films-produced 60-minute doc Dads.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor-in-chief 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 HMV.com. 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.

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