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Peacock & Sky prep Ghislaine Maxwell docuseries, Abacus sells globally

NBCUniversal-owned streamer Peacock has commissioned an original investigative documentary about British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell and her relationship with the late, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The three-part Epstein’s Shadow: Ghislaine Maxwell is being produced by Blue Ant Studios and will feature exclusive interviews and never-before-seen footage as it explores how Maxwell, once the heiress to […]

UK’s Sky, Korea’s Watcha & ZDF take on ‘Nike’s Big Bet’ documentary

Sky in the UK, Watcha in Korea and ZDF/Arte in Germany and France have snagged rights to a feature documentary exploring the work of sports coach Alberto Salazar. Nike’s Big Bet: Alberto Salazar And The Fine Line Of Sport has been produced by Paul Kemp Productions and Corey Russell’s Cream Films, in partnership with the Globe […]

MIPTV round-up: ZEE & TBS to co-pro culinary travelogue; Pakistan’s TVOne acquires Turkey’s ‘Hercai’; FilmRise & FirstLookTV partner for true crime docuseries

ZEE & TBS to co-pro culinary travelogue India-based Zee and Japan’s Tokyo Broadcasting System have struck a co-production partnership and announced culinary travelogue The Spiceman Trails: Asia as their first venture together. The series will delve into the spice roots and routes of some of the most exotic countries of Asia, taking the audience across […]

Abacus to shop Dan Reed’s US Capitol riot doc

The UK’s Abacus Media Rights has secured global distribution rights, excluding the UK, for Amos Pictures’ upcoming feature documentary Four Hours At The Capitol. The 1 x 90-minute documentary, which was originally commissioned for the UK’s BBC Two, is expected to be delivered in September 2021. It is directed by Jamie Roberts (The Rise Of […]

Canada’s CBC cancels ‘Trickster’ renewal following ancestry dispute

Canada’s CBC has cancelled a planned second season of its fast-travelling scripted original Trickster, following a dispute involving the show’s co-creator and director Michelle Latimer. Trickster (6 x 60 minutes) was produced by Sienna Films and had been greenlit for a second season by CBC in 2020. The supernatural story was based upon the Eden Robinson […]

Factual Round-up: Abacus takes Scorsese-hosted doc global; Love Nature orders ‘Malawi Wildlife Rescue’ S2; ITVS Factual Pitch deadline nears

Abacus takes Scorsese-hosted doc global London-based Abacus Media Rights has acquired global distribution rights to documentary feature The Oratorio, hosted by filmmaker Martin Scorsese. The 1 x 66-minute film offers insight into the immigrant experience as it tells the story of how an 1826 performance at St Patrick’s Old Cathedral introduced Italian opera to New […]

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