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Extra: Beyond shops Barcroft series; PBS Int’l sends “The Choice” globally

Beyond Rights to distribute Sex Unlimited  Factual prodco Barcroft Studios, part of Future, has appointed Beyond Rights to distribute a series of films that will chart a variety of characters to explore ...
October 2, 2020

Beyond Rights to distribute Sex Unlimited 

Factual prodco Barcroft Studios, part of Future, has appointed Beyond Rights to distribute a series of films that will chart a variety of characters to explore the unorthodox side of their sex lives

The 5 x 60-minute docs (pictured) will examine unconventional approaches to sex including submissive and dominant relationships, threesomes, the expanding demand for bespoke plastic sex dolls, and the growing popularity of such online sites as OnlyFans.

Peter Wyles executive produces for Barcroft Studios.

Beyond Rights, which launched this summer following Beyond International’s buyout of TCB Media Rights, will exclusively distribute the films worldwide, excluding for the UK and U.S., and is distributing the project as the tentatively titled docuseries Sex Unlimited as part of its fall slate.

The films have received a commission from an undisclosed UK broadcaster.

PBS International sends The Choice 2020 worldwide

PBS investigative documentary strand ‘Frontline’ has licensed The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden to more than 30 broadcasters worldwide.

Under the deal, the two-hour documentary will be sent to SBS Australia, ARTE in France and Germany, NHK Japan, ORF Austria, Rai Italy, SVT Sweden, Direct TV throughout Latin America, NRK Norway, MBN in the Middle East and PBS America in the UK.

The film will provide an in-depth and non-partisan background on the U.S. presidential candidates in President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, while also sharing the story of the polarized environment in the U.S. ahead of this November’s election.

The Choice 2020: Trump v. Biden is produced by PBS ‘Frontline’ in collaboration with Kirk Documentary Group.

Michael Kirk directs and produces. Producing alongside Kirk are Mike Wiser, Jim Gilmore, Gabrielle Schonder and Philip Bennett. ‘Frontline’s Raney Aronson-Rath is executive producer.

NENT Studios plants The Farm in The Netherlands 

NENT Studios UK has penned a deal for reality format The Farm (pictured) with Dutch broadcaster NPO1.

The Farm sends a group of men and women to live on a farm without running water, electricity or mobile phones. The contestants take part in challenges and every week someone is evicted.

The format is produced in isolation, with the entire crew being quarantined together since September.

The Farm is expected to broadcast throughout the Netherlands in 2021.

The competitive reality format is now in production or on air in 12 territories across the globe, including Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, The Netherlands, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria and Greece.

Originally created by NENT Studios-backed prodco Strix, the format is long-running in Norway and Sweden, with a 16th season airing on TV2 in Norway this summer, while casting has begun for a 14th season on TV4 in Sweden. Both localized adaptations are produced by Strix Sweden.

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Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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