Toronto-based international content distributor Blue Ant International has signed an exclusive two-year first-look distribution agreement with fledgling UK indie prodco Zeppelin Films.
The deal will see the Canadian sales house holding the format and distribution rights to all future content, including Zeppelin’s two recently announced commissions Rich Kids Go Homeless (6 x 60 minutes) and Respect Your Elders (4 x 60 minutes), along with all scripted and unscripted programs produced by Zeppelin until 2021.
The deal was brokered by Alex Maldini, VP of international sales and acquisitions at Blue Ant International.
“Global buyers want high-quality programming that features interesting characters and unique access from trusted creative talent,” said Solange Attwood (pictured, left), EVP of Blue Ant International, in a statement. “We have profound respect for Elliot Reed and this first-look deal with Zeppelin Films will no doubt allow us to provide a reliable pipeline of new and unique properties to the global markets.”
“Zeppelin Films was founded to make thought-provoking and engaging formats and documentaries,” added former BBC commissioner Elliot Reed (right), who launched Zeppelin Films earlier this year. “We’ve hit the ground running and look forward to developing more exciting brand new shows which will engage, entertain and sell internationally.”