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Extra: WMR, ZDF set pirate series at Netflix; Keshet Int’l takes “Surrounded by Enemies”

World Media Rights and ZDF Enterprises take six-part series to Netflix The Lost Pirate Kingdom, a six-part factual series coproduced by UK prodco World Media Rights and ZDF Enterprises, will stream globally as a Netflix Original beginning ...
March 8, 2021

World Media Rights and ZDF Enterprises take six-part series to Netflix

The Lost Pirate Kingdom, a six-part factual series coproduced by UK prodco World Media Rights and ZDF Enterprises, will stream globally as a Netflix Original beginning March 15.

ZDF Enterprises, which owns a stake in World Media Rights, will distribute the six-parter outside of the territories and rights of Netflix.

The Lost Pirate Kingdom traces the real story of the pirates of the Caribbean and utilizes a production technique new to factual series: Hyper Dynamic Animation. This has allowed the production to re-create the pirate republic of Nassau as it was in 1715 using 4K back projection in front of live action.

World Media Rights’ Alan Griffiths, David McNab and Eamon Hardy are executive producers.

Keshet International picks up Scandinavian documentary series Surrounded by Enemies

Global content provider Keshet International has acquired the doc series Surrounded by Enemies from Monster Entertainment to bolster it’s spring slate.

The six-parter investigates the rise of far-right extremism from filmmakers Henrik Evertsson and Jørn Norstøm. Together they explore right-wing extremist groups from within, speaking to individual members about their hatred and distrust of society and democracy to illustrate why this is a rising global issue.

Keshet is marketing the doc series as a companion to its crime drama Furia (Fury).

Esther Agraso boards Silverlining

Esther Agraso, former head of sales at Imagina International Sales (Grupo Mediapro), has joined UK distributor and production funding broker Silverlining Rights Limited as a sales associate. 

Agraso will look after a range of territories including Spain, Portugal, CEE, CIS, Latin America and Spanish-speaking U.S.The executive also inked her first deal for Silverlining, selling a package of programs to Portugal’s SIC, which owns several television channels. 

Rights cover free-to-air and pay-TV for titles including The Rise and Fall of the Spanish King (1 x 30 minutes; Spun Gold); The Hunt for Britain’s Slave Gangs (1 x 60 minutes; Longtail Films); and a further five hours of factual entertainment and crime content.

Agraso has more than 20 years’ experience in content production and international distribution and, prior to her time at the distribution arm of Spain’s Mediapro, was with Boomerang TV. Her experience spans films, series, documentaries and formats across genres. 

With files from Jillian Morgan

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