Stealth sells movies, plots TV drama entry

Distributor Stealth Media Group has inked a raft of broadcast sales for its library of films and is looking to fund a number of new crime and drama TV projects.

The company, which is a joint venture between the founders of Go For It Entertainment and British producer Spice Factory, has sold feature film Garfield’s Fun Fest to UK kids channel Cartoon Network. The Turner-owned network will air the movie alongside the new CGI Garfield series that it recently acquired from French producer Darguad Media.

Stealth has also sold Paris Hilton-fronted movie Bottoms Up to digital free-to-air network ITV2. The broadcaster will air the movie, which also stars Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes, alongside its Paris Hilton reality series Paris Hilton’s British Best Friend.

Joint chief executive Sean O’Kelly has told TBIvision that Stealth is also looking to get involved in a number of TV drama projects. It is working with the £25 million Cibola Fund to gap finance a range of series.

“We will use this to come board interesting films and TV series. We want to talk to TV producers and authors. We’re looking to get involved in crime, detective, thriller and drama projects rather than kids and family series. We’re looking to be a gap financier, to pay minimum guarantees that acts as the gap and then take the international sales rights,” he adds.