Extra: China plays “Game of Clones”; Moviehouse takes int’l sales for Go-Betweens doc

China takes Story Lab’s Game of Clones Global entertainment investor The Story Lab has inked a deal with China’s 3C Media for indie studio Youngest Media and 3C to coproduce Game ...
February 6, 2018

China takes Story Lab’s Game of Clones
Global entertainment investor The Story Lab has inked a deal with China’s 3C Media for indie studio Youngest Media and 3C to coproduce Game of Clones for the Chinese market.

The agreement will see the production of 12 75-minute episodes of the dating reality show for broadcast in 2018.

Game of Clones (pictured) was created and produced by UK-based Youngest Media and originally commissioned by Channel 4-owned digital channel e4, with licenses sold by The Story Lab in France and in Germany.

Game of Clones features a single person looking for love who uses avatar technology to create their perfect partner. After potential partners are identified the singleton then moves into a luxury house and lives with their perfect ‘clones.’ With all the clones looking like one another, it becomes a battle of the personalities because contestants have only one week to find their perfect match.

Essential Media taps Moviehouse Entertainment to handle sales for The Go-Betweens: Right Here

Australian prodco Essential Media and Entertainment has teamed with UK-based Moviehouse Entertainment to handle the international sales for the film The Go-Betweens: Right Here, focused on the influential band founded by Robert Forster and the late Grant McLennan.

Essential Media is the company behind the film from director Kriv Stenders. Produced by Joe Weatherstone and executive produced by Essential Media’s Chris Hilton and David Alrich, the movie explores the rise and fall of one of Australia’s most successful indie bands over the past 40 years.

Part memoir and part concert film, the doc charts the Brisbane band’s origins, and its members’ struggles with record labels and one another.The film features interviews with band members, collaborators and contemporaries of the band, interwoven with archival photographs, film and music recordings.

The Go-Betweens: Right Here was released in Australia in 2017 at the Sydney and Melbourne Film Festivals.

Magnify Media acquires rights to Great Art series

Under an exclusive three-year distribution agreement with Seventh Art Productions, UK-based distributor Magnify Media has acquired the rights to ITV’s Great Arts series.

Produced by Seventh Art Productions, Great Art (10 x 50 minutes) looks at the life and work of some of the world’s great artists, including Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Vermeer, Canaletto, Hockney, Bosch and Manet.

In addition to acquiring Great Arts, this exclusive deal also sees Magnify Media pick up 100 hours of arts and history content for its portfolio.

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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.