Passion Distribution international sales
Passion Distribution announced the sales of several historical and documentary projects, including films on the Nuremberg trials and the storming of the U.S. capital earlier this year.
Nuremberg: The Nazis on Trial (pictured) was produced by Middlechild Productions for Channel 5 and has sold to SBS (Australia), HISTOIRE (France), DR (Denmark), NRK (Norway), Channel 8 (Israel) and Viasat (CEE and Scandinavia).
The series The Great Plague (3 x 60 minutes) was produced by Voltage TV and Motion Content Group for Channel 5, and has been licensed to BBC Select (North America), SBS (Australia), YLE (Finland), NRK (Norway), Axess TV (Sweden), DR (Denmark) and Viasat (CEE and Scandinavia).
Passion also announced further sales from its 1,000 Years of History collection, commissioned by Channel 5 and featuring episodes produced by Middlechild Productions, Lambent Productions and Raise The Roof Productions. Discovery Networks Asia Pacific (Pan Asia) picked up China: 1000 Years of History (1 x 120 minutes or 2 x 60 minutes) and SBS Australia acquired Russia: 1000 Years of History (1 x 120 minutes or 2 x 60 minutes) and Scotland: 1000 Years of History (1 x 120 or minutes 2 x 60 minutes).
Storming the Capital: The Inside Story was produced by ITN Productions for ITV. The 45-minute doc sold to Discovery+ (Europe and India), N-TV (Germany and German-speaking Austria and Switzerland), ORF (Austria), RTS (French-speaking Switzerland) and TVN (Poland).
The series Future Warfare (4 x 60 minutes), from Wildbear Entertainment, was acquired by National Geographic Channel (Poland), Ananey Channels (Israel), AMC Networks Central Europe (Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia), Transmet (China), and Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific (Japan and Taiwan).
Also from Wildbear Entertainment is Beyond Our Earth, a 6 x 60-minute space documentary licensed to UR (Sweden), AMC Networks Central Europe (Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia), Kan (Israel), BBC Studios (Poland), Discovery Networks Asia Pacific (Japan) and Phoenix Television (Southeast Asia).
Red Arrow hits target with Hulu deal
Red Arrow Studios International has struck a deal with Hulu for the U.S. streamer to run a slate of home-improvement/renovation series starting Thursday (June 10). The series included in the deal are Renovate Don’t Relocate, House Rules and The Great House Revival.
Renovate Don’t Relocate was produced by Outline Productions for UKTV (S1) and HGTV (S2), hosted by property developer Sarah Beeny, who helps homeowners living in a home that no longer works for them.
The deal also includes House Rules (30 x 60 minutes), produced by Seven Studios for Seven Network, in which couples hand over the keys to their house to let their competitors transform it over a week.
Hulu will also pick up the first two seasons of The Great House Revival (12 x 52 minutes), produced by Animo TV for RTÉ One (Ireland), following six Irish homeowners as they try to restore and transform their properties.
Red Arrow Studios International holds the worldwide distribution rights to the format and finished tape for Renovate Don’t Relocate and House Rules, as well as the international tape rights to The Great House Revival.
Boat Rocker announces global sales deals
Toronto-based Boat Rocker Studios announced several global sales deals for its documentary series and specials Secrets in the Ice, Hell in the Heartland and Secrets of a Psychopath.
Secrets in the Ice, produced by Shark Teeth Films and commissioned by Discovery Science U.S., has been sold to A+E OLE in Latin America and Caribbean, Bell Media’s Canal D in French Canada, Prava I Prevodi in Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia; ProSieben in Germany and A+E in UK, Poland and South Africa.
Foxtel Australia/NZ acquired CNN Productions’ true crime series Hell in the Heartland: What Happened to Ashley and Lauria? (4 x 60 minutes) and Secrets of a Psychopath (3 x 60 minutes), produced for CBS Reality Network in the U.K. Both series were also picked up by Nordic Entertainment Group for their Viaplay SVOD service in the Nordic and Baltic regions. Hell in the Heartland was also picked up by AETN for the U.K., History Channel in Germany and Quebecor’s streaming service Club Illico for French Canada.
Corus picks up dance series produced by LL Cool J
Corus Entertainment’s Global TV has acquired the rights to a new reality competition series, Come Dance With Me, the company announced during its Corus Upfronts.
The series is produced by NCIS: Los Angeles co-stars LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell, and is hosted by Philip Lawrence, with judges Jenna Dewan, Tricia Miranda and Dexter Mayfield.
Come Dance With Me will focus on talented young dancers from all across America as they help guide an untrained family member or friend who has supported them to become their dance partner to compete for a grand prize.
The midseason series was produced by CBS Studios and 3 Ball Productions, and executive produced by LL Cool J, Chris O’Donnell, Reinout Oerlemans, Ross Weintraub and Jeff Altrock, Jeff Thacker, Nick Florez and RJ Durell. It’s expected to debut on Global in 2022.