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MIPTV ’19: Deals for Scorpion TV, Viacom, Dogwoof and Banijay Rights

Scorpion TV enters 20 hour doc deal with IPC London-based indie distributor Scorpion TV has struck a representation agreement with The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC), an Industrial Media company led by ...
April 9, 2019

Scorpion TV enters 20 hour doc deal with IPC

London-based indie distributor Scorpion TV has struck a representation agreement with The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC), an Industrial Media company led by CEO Eli Holzman.

The deal sees Scorpion representing two 10-part series at MIPTV: Fortune Fights and Notorious, which premiered U.S. cablenet Reelz.

Notorious (10 x 60 minutes) retraces the crimes of some of America’s more infamous criminals, from Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, to cocaine godmother Griselda Blanco, to NFL star turned killer Aaron Hernandez.

Fortune Fights (10 x 60 minutes) looks at the careers, personal lives and legal battles of major stars like Johnny Depp, Britney Spears, Harrison Ford and Madonna.

Viacom International Studios makes clutch of MIPTV sales

Viacom International Studios (VIS) kicked off day two of MIPTV in Cannes today (April 9) by unveiling a raft of international sales.

Among several scripted, comedy and animation sales, VIS sold MTV reality docuseries Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club (pictured) to Norway’s largest commercial broadcaster, TV2.

The series features Lohan as she looks to expand her business empire with the launch of Lohan Beach House in Mykonos, Greece. She and a team of handpicked brand ambassadors appear, trying to establish new friendships and alliances while striving to bring the luxurious club to life.

Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club will be made available on the Network’s SVOD platform: TV2 Sumo.

Dogwoof makes string of sales in Cannes

Doc specialists Dogwoof have unveiled a string of deals for their current slate of feature films at MIPTV.

Oscar-nominated Minding the Gap, from director Bing Liu about three young men coming of age in Rust Belt America, went to SVT (Sweden), BBC (UK), NRK (Norway), AMC (SSA), Madman (Australia), Blue Ice Docs (Canada), DDDream (China), Angel (Denmark), DBS (Israel), RTL (Germany), Periscoop (Benelux), Movisar + (Spain), and Against Gravity (Poland).

Filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng’s Halston, about legendary fashion designer Roy Halston Frowi, sold to DBS (Israel), Movisar + (Spain) and AMC (SSA).

Elsewhere, Chris Martin’s Under the Wire, about the fatal last mission of war correspondent Mari Colvin, sold to SVT (Sweden), Alhurra (MENA), Movisar + (Spain), Happinet (Japan) and AMC (SSA).

Finally, Jon Kasbe’s When Lambs Become Lions, about the illegal ivory trade, went to SVT (Sweden) and AMC (SSA).

CBC picks up two series from Banijay Rights

Canadian national pubcaster the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has picked up two series from Banijay Rights in Cannes today (April 9).

The deal is for The Operatives (10 x 60 minutes; AMO Media), about an elite team of former military commandos who travel the world bringing poachers and environmental criminals to justice, and Saving Lives at Sea (12 x 60 minutes; Blast! Film for BBC2), about the everyday people who staff more than 200 Royal National Lifeboat Institution lifeboat stations across the UK.

The two series will head to CBC’s Documentary channel.

The pubcaster has secured pay-TV and VOD (excluding TVOD) rights to both titles.

About The Author
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 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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