Extra: Terranoa takes “Moochie”; marblemedia goes worldwide with Netflix

Netflix takes marblemedia’s Restaurants on the Edge worldwide Netflix has picked up the worldwide streaming rights to marblemedia’s unscripted series Restaurants on the Edge. The 13 x 60-minute docuseries (pictured), originally commissioned ...
January 23, 2020

Netflix takes marblemedia’s Restaurants on the Edge worldwide

Netflix has picked up the worldwide streaming rights to marblemedia’s unscripted series Restaurants on the Edge.

The 13 x 60-minute docuseries (pictured), originally commissioned by Blue Ant Media for its Cottage Life channel, will be available to stream on Netflix in the U.S. and internationally beginning Feb. 28. It will be available on Netflix Canada on March 14. The series premiered on Cottage Life in Canada on Jan. 2.

Produced by marblemedia and LA’s OutEast Entertainment, in association with Blue Ant Media, Restaurants on the Edge follows a team of food and design experts that travel the world to restaurants in great locations, such as St. Lucia, Malta and Costa Rica, to spruce up their lacklustre offerings. Executive producers include Matt Hornburg and Mark Bishop of marblemedia and Courtney Hazlett and Steven Marrs of OutEast Entertainment.

Elsewhere, the Toronto-based factual indie has unveiled that it will bring a new development slate to next week’s 2020 Realscreen Summit in New Orleans.

Spearheading the line-up are three factual series being pitched for pre-sale opportunities. Two series have been created and developed in-house by marblemedia, including Women at War: Female Agents of the S.O.E. (8 x 60 minutes), a history series set to examine the female leaders, saboteurs and assassins of Winston Churchill’s Special Operations Executive throughout World War II; and Close to a Killer (10 x 60 minutes), a true crime series exploring the rarely told stories of undercover homicide officers.

Also heading to the Pelican State is Air Wreck Reckon, a 10 x 60 minute series created by Emmy Award winner Alex Rader. The “occu-doc” reality series follows Yukon-based pilots as they seek and salvage airplane wrecks while unearthing the stories of the wreckage and solving the mysteries that brought the plane down.

Terranoa heads to Realscreen with true crime series in production

Paris-based indie distributor Terranoa has acquired the international distribution rights to six-part true crime series Moochie ahead of the 2020 Realscreen Summit.

Set in Florida, the series charts the on-going murder investigation of Jill Halliburton Su, a relative of the Halliburton oil dynasty, who was killed in a home invasion in September 2014. The project will also zero in on accusation of Dayonte Resiles, a young African American nicknamed “Moochie”, his July 2016 escape from a Broward County courthouse and the ensuing manhunt. Resiles is currently facing the death penalty.

Moochie marks the fifth collaboration between award-winning director Samuel Collardey and Parisian producer Grégoire Debailly of GEKO Films, and a first copro by Empreinte Digital. World distribution rights were brokered through Terranoa’s U.S.-based representative Laetitia Giansily-Doyle.

Currently in production, the series was commissioned by Christine Cauquelin, head of documentaries at Canal Plus. Producers are now seeking a U.S. partner channel and international pre-buyers.

A release date is pending on the date of final trial, expected for early 2021.

Flame links with Entertain Me Productions

Australian indie Flame Distribution has secured package of biographies and documentaries from UK indie producer-distributor Entertain Me Productions.

Under terms of the deal, Flame receives exclusive rights to sell Entertain Me’s titles to broadcasters and streaming platforms worldwide.

In total, Flame has acquired 44 projects ranging in genre from kids to lifestyle to documentary. Included in the catalog are the hour-long biographies Greta Thunberg: The Voice of the Future, which profiles the Swedish teenager and her global climate movement; The Harvey Weinstein Scandal, which examines the rise and fall of the Hollywood media mogul; and Cristiano Ronaldo: The One and Only, which chronicles the journey of the young Portuguese prodigy to one of the greatest footballers of all time.

Additional titles will explore the lives of the biggest names in rock and pop music, including Elvis Presley, Jim Morrison, Mick Jagger, Freddie Mercury, Elton John, The Beatles, Cher, Lady Gaga, George Michael, Ariana Grande, Amy Winehouse and Abba.

The deal was brokered by Phil Barnsdall-Thompson, Flame’s SVP of acquisitions for the UK, Europe and North America.

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.