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Sales roundup: Cineflix sells “The Wall”; “Dance Dance Dance” heads to Thailand

Cineflix Rights closes acquisition deals with multiple producers UK indie television content distributor Cineflix Rights has closed multiple program acquisition deals with producers Fahrenheit Films, Vulcan Productions, Fusion, Rondo Media and ...
February 20, 2018

Cineflix Rights closes acquisition deals with multiple producers

UK indie television content distributor Cineflix Rights has closed multiple program acquisition deals with producers Fahrenheit Films, Vulcan Productions, Fusion, Rondo Media and Yeti Television.

From Fahrenheit Films, First Response: Paramedics (12 x 30) is an observational docuseries that follows teams of paramedics at MD Ambulance as they respond to 911 emergency calls.

Fusion Media Group’s documentary series City Porn (w/t, 4 x 60) goes behind the scenes of the sex industry in Las Vegas, Portland, San Francisco and New York.

Meanwhile, Vulcan Productions The Cold Blue (1 x 60/1 x 70) pairs interviews with surviving veterans and recently discovered footage of combat missions shot by by Hollywood director William Wyler.

The deals with Fahrenheit Films, Vulcan Productions and Fusion Media Group were closed by Anthony Kimble, SVP, co-production and North American acquisitions.

Elsewhere, Rondo Media‘s The Wall (w/t, 6 x 60; pictured) looks at the stories behind six man-made barriers around the globe.

Rounding out the deals is World’s Tiniest Masterpieces (1 x 60) from Yeti Television, which follows Willard Wigan, the world’s leading miniature sculptor.

The deals with Rondo Media and Yeti Television were closed by Kate Laffey, VP, acquisitions.

Talpa’s Dance Dance Dance heads to Thai streaming service

Dutch media co Talpa’s celebrity dance format Dance Dance Dance has been acquired by TV Thunder for Thai video streaming service Line TV.

The show will be produced by TV Thunder and will consist of eight weekly episodes, combined with short daily shows.

The format has already been picked up in the Netherlands, UK, Germany and Italy

In Dance Dance Dance, celebrities – with the help of cutting-edge technology – reenact iconic dance performances to mimic the original performance.

Njutafilms picks up Ovidie docs from Java Films

Swedish distributor Njutafilms has picked up two documentaries directed by France’s Ovidie from Paris-based distributor Java Films.

Ovidie’s Pornocracy – The New Sex Multinationals, premiered at SXSW in 2017 and was selected for Danish film festival CPH:DOX. Since then, the doc has been picked up German theatrical distributor, mindjazz, FilmRise in North America and Latin America’s Energia.

It has also been broadcast on Canal + France, WDR, Sundance Channel and Odisea (Spain), VRT (Belgium), VGTV (Norway), Sky (Italy), DBS (Israel) and DR (Denmark).

Ovidie’s latest film, Everything’s Better Than A Hooker, is a story about sex worker’s rights in Sweden. The film was commissioned for ARTE and will have its Swedish premiere with Njutafilms. It has also been picked up by Foxtel.

Both films are produced by Magneto Presse

Sundance Selects acquires rights to That Summer

Distributor Sundance Selects has acquired the U.S. rights to Göran Hugo Olsson’s documentary That Summer.

That Summer centers on the film project that artist Peter Beard initiated in 1972 with Lee Radziwill about her relatives, the Beales of Grey Gardens. Lost for decades, the footage that surfaces in the documentary focuses on Beard and his family of friends who formed a vibrant creative community in Montauk in the 1970s.

The documentary, which will be released this spring, was produced by Joslyn Barnes for Louverture Films, Tobias Janson for Story, Nejma Beard for Thunderbolt Ranch Productions and Signe Byrge Sørensen for Final Cut for Real.

UK film distributor Dogwoof is selling international rights.

The film premiered at the 2017 Telluride Film Festival and will have its international premiere at the 2018 Berlinale in the Panorama section.

Sundance Selects released Olsson’s previous film The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 in 2011.

The deal for the film was negotiated by Arianna Bocco from Sundance Selects/IFC Films with Cinetic on behalf of the filmmakers.

 

 

 

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