Proper Rights sends “Beasts,” “Garage” abroad

The Toronto-based distributor has secured a raft of international deals for its factual and lifestyle titles across Iberia, New Zealand, Italy and Canada. (Pictured: Associated Producers' Beasts of the Bible)
December 7, 2015

Toronto-based distributor Proper Rights has secured a raft of international deals for its factual and lifestyle titles across Iberia, New Zealand, Italy and Canada.

Discovery in Iberia has acquired Beasts of the Bible (1 x 90 minutes; pictured), an investigative documentary that explores various Biblical creatures through CGI, from Toronto-based Associated Producers; while Discovery Italy has picked up Associated Producers’ Resurrection Tomb: The Jesus Discovery (1 x 60 minutes), an investigation into a “Jesus-era” tomb in Jerusalem.

Elsewhere, New Zealand’s Living Channel has purchased The Holmes Group’s Mike’s Ultimate Garage (2 x 60 minutes), in which TV personality and contractor Mike Holmes and his son Mike Jr. build a modern-day man cave; and Canada’s Historia has taken Cream Productions’ docu-drama series The Civil War Chronicles (6 x 60 minutes), focused on key battles of the American Civil War, including Bull Run, Battle of Atlanta and Gettysburg.

“We’re seeing strong demand for our titles across the lifestyle, factual-entertainment and documentary genres, and we are looking forward to bringing our catalog to NATPE next month,” said Natalie Vinet, VP of Proper Rights, in a statement.

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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.