Factual round-up: Drive strikes global sales for Diana doc; Sky Crime seeks Woodcut’s ‘Killer Within’; Blue Ant to shop search and rescue series

The Diana Interview: Revenge Of A Princess

Drive strikes global sales for Diana doc

Channel Nine in Australia, Reelz in the US, TV2 in Norway, Servus TV in Austria, RLT Netherlands and TVNOW in Germany have acquired two-part ITV documentary The Diana Interview: Revenge Of A Princess, following deals with UK-based distributor Drive.

The 2 x 60-minute programme was produced by Minnow Films for ITV in the UK and looks back at the infamous 1995 interview between Diana Princess of Wales and BBC journalist Martin Bashir and how it came about.

Other recent Drive sales include White Spark Pictures’ 13 x 60-minute Poisonous Liaisons to AMC Networks-owned Sundance Now in North America and Merit Motions Pictures, Les Films a Cinq/CAPA PRESSE and ARTE France’s 1 x 60-minute Reef Rescue to NHK in Japan and PBS NOVA in the US.

The Killer Within

Sky Crime seeks Woodcut’s ‘Killer Within’

Sky Crime UK has commissioned local indie Woodcut Media to produce new true crime series, The Killer Within.

The 10 x 60-minute series is currently in production and due to land next month. It will explore what it is that turns some into a killer.

Executive producers are Kate Beal and Matthew Gordon, with Katie McDougall as series producer, while the show is being distributed internationally by Woodcut International.

Kate Beal, CEO of Woodcut Media, commented: “This illuminating series really examines the driving forces behind some of the most horrific murders and with some surprising results.”

Search And Rescue: North Shore

Blue Ant to shop search and rescue series

Canada-based Blue Ant International has acquired global distribution rights to Search And Rescue: North Shore.

The 5 x 60-minute series is produced by Peg Leg Films, in association with British Columbia’s Knowledge Network. It offers front-line access to the missions of an elite volunteer rescue squad as they find and save people in distress among the mountains, canyons and forests of the Northwest Coast of North America.

Search and Rescue: North Shore takes viewers on exhilarating, high stakes and emotional missions that shine a spotlight on a gutsy group of volunteer rescuers and the courageous lengths they take to save their fellow citizens in peril,” says Solange Attwood, EVP, Blue Ant International.

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