Extra: Abramorama, Dogwoof doc deals; Stellify Media options “My Ranking” format

Abramorama picks up U.S. rights to Rockfield doc Theatrical distributor Abramorama has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Hannah Berryman’s Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm, the story of the first ...
April 22, 2021

Abramorama picks up U.S. rights to Rockfield doc

Theatrical distributor Abramorama has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Hannah Berryman’s Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm, the story of the first residential recording studio.

The story of the studio is told through more than 40 years of behind-the-scenes archival footage of sessions and features interviews with Rockfield founders, brothers Kingsley and Charles Ward, as well as Chris Martin (Coldplay), Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill (Simple Minds), Robert Plant, Ozzy Osbourne, Liam Gallagher and others.

Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm has played around the globe at festivals from SXSW to the Warsaw, Athens, Reykjavik and Barcelona Film Festivals.  Abramorama will make the film available at as a Watch Now @ Home direct-to-consumer release prior to it being available on any other platform.

The 92-minute film is produced by Catryn Ramasut and executive produced by Julian Carey, Kimberley Warner and Keith Potter.

Dogwoof takes Tribeca feature The Kids

UK sales outfit Dogwoof has acquired Eddie Martin’s (All this Mayhem) latest feature documentary The Kids for world sales excluding Australia and New Zealand.

The film (pictured) will have its World Premieres at Tribeca Film Festival in June.

The deal was negotiated by Oli Harbottle, Dogwoof’s head of acquisitions, with the filmmakers.

The Kids is the story of the young skaters picked from the streets of Manhattan by Larry Clark to star in the 1995 cult classic film Kids. Dogwoof handled Eddie Martin’s previous documentary feature Have You Seen the Listers? which sold to Netflix.

Stellify Options format from Masked Singer creator

Stellify Media, the Sony Pictures Television-owned indie and producers of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire..?, have secured the UK and U.S. options for My Ranking, a format from Masked Singer creator Won-Woo Park.

My Ranking is a studio games show mixed with a celebrity singing contest, where contestants are challenged to guess how a live audience will rank the night’s performances, from best to worst.

If they judge the ranking correctly, they unlock a safe containing a cash prize.

The format is the latest to come out of Won-Woo Park’s prodco DiTurn, which just completed filming on a non-broadcast pilot in Korea.

Won-Woo created the original South Korean version of the current Fox hit The Masked Singer. His other credits include Top Gear Korea, 300: War Of The United Voices and 1 vs. 100 Korea.

Stellify is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and specialises in entertainment and fact-ent programs including Blind Date (Channel 5), Flinch (Netflix) and There’s No Place Like Tyrone (BBC Northern Ireland).

Vice Distribution, Pluto TV sign content deal

Vice Distribution, the global distribution division of Vice Media Group, has secured a partnership with Pluto TV in the U.S. for more than 215 hours of premium non-scripted programming.

The content will be featured and programmed across multiple Pluto TV channels including Spike Pluto TV, Logo Pluto TV, Pluto TV Pro Wrestling, Food TV, Pluto TV Lives, Pluto TV Travel, Pluto TV True Crime, as well as available on-demand.

The selection of programming from across Vice Media Group includes true crime, factual documentary, entertainment and lifestyle.

Pluto TV will launch library titles including the first two seasons of Dark Side of the Ring and Cyberwar, the first season of The Devil You Know, Black Market and I Was A Teenage Fellon, as well as past series of F*** That’s Delicious, Gaycation, Weediquette and Hate Thy Neighbour.

All titles originally aired on Vice TV.

Vice Distribution, which launched in summer 2020, recently announced partnerships with Discovery+, SBS Australia and Hulu. The division holds further content partnerships with Bell Media in Canada, AMC International in Iberia and Hulu in Japan.

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