Television Business International

Federation eyes transactions for Bad Banks

Scripted-logo-460_2BAD BANKS copyright Sammy HartFrance’s Federation Entertainment has bought international sales rights to European high finance drama Bad Banks.

The series – shot in Berlin, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, London and Bahrain – is from Letterbox Filmproduktion in Germany and France’s Iris Productions, and is for German pubcaster ZDF and French cultural network Arte.

According to producers, it will see “power, manipulation and betrayal weave their way through this suspenseful thriller in the merciless world of high finance”.

It is one of twelve MIPTV organiser Reed Midem has selected to feature at the second edition of the MIPDrama Screenings.

Federation will present buyers with a 15-minute sneak peak on Sunday, April 2, at the Palais des Festivales in Cannes as part of the ‘Works in Progress’ category.

Federation has worldwide rights (excluding first window rights in France and Germany).

The Film Fund Luxembourg, Hessen Film and Medien, and the German Motion Picture Fund also contributed to the series’ budget.