Abacus Media Rights

News round-up: Abacus to shop ‘Faithless’; Canela Kids strikes Mondo TV deal; ZDF Studios launches ‘Naked – Generation Gender’

Abacus to shop ‘Faithless’ Abacus Media Rights has acquired comedy drama Faithless for international distribution. The 6 x 30-minute series is a Media Musketeers Studios & Entourage Ventures collaboration with Grand Pictures for Virgin Media. Created, co-written by, and starring Baz Ashmawy (50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy), the show tells the story of three young sisters living in Dublin and […]

News round-up: ARTE1 & Paramount strike Lat Am factual deals; PBS & NRK open ‘The Letter’; MIP Cancun confirms 2023 dates

ARTE1 & Paramount strike Lat Am factual deals Broadcasters and platforms across Latin America have struck deals for factual content with distributor Abacus Media Rights at MIP Cancun. ARTE1 in Brazil has acquired a line-up including Lennon’s Last Weekend, The Oratorio, Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards, Agatha Christie: 100 Years of Poirot and […]

Prime Video UK investigates Meredith Kercher murder

Amazon’s SVOD service Prime Video has ordered a feature-length documentary examining the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, for the UK & Ireland. The 1 x 90-minute The Murder Of Meredith will debut next month, with Abacus Media Rights handling global sales outside the UK and presenting the title to buyers at MIPCOM. Produced by Woodcut […]

MIPCOM round-up: Abacus sells Mariupol doc; Noah picks up Irvine Welsh film; Passion snags ‘Men Of West Hollywood’

Abacus sells Mariupol doc Abacus Media Rights has secured a raft of global sales after acquiring documentary Mariupol: The People’s Story (working title) for global distribution, excluding the UK and Northern Ireland. Produced by Top Hat Productions and commissioned by the BBC’s flagship current affairs series, Panorama, the title available as a 60- and 90-minute feature […]

Abacus Media Rights hires Flame exec to heat up North American sales

UK-based distributor Abacus Media Rights has appointed Flame Media exec Anne Corsak as sales director for North America. Corsak has spent the past five years as SVP of content sales, responsible for North America and global digital strategy at Australia- and UK-based factual and documentary distributor Flame. Abacus is owned by Amcomri Entertainment, which acquired […]

Deals round up: WildBear unveils MIPCOM slate; Cineflix explores ‘History of Sitcom’; Dandelooo picks up ‘Our Piggy’

WildBear unveils MIPCOM slate WildBear International, the distribution arm of Australian factual prodco WildBear Entertainment, has unveiled its new slate of shows for MIPCOM. Among them are Gem Hunters Down Under (6 x 60-minutes), a new observational documentary series that follows the quest of five gem hunter crews as they face extreme weather, intense danger, […]

Abacus Media Rights hires TVF Int’l exec as head of acquisitions

UK-based distributor Abacus Media Rights has appointed TVF International exec Will Stapley as head of acquisitions across both scripted and unscripted. Stapley joins Amcomri-owned Abacus following a six-year stint at TVF International, most recently as head of acquisitions and partnerships, which he was promoted to last year. In that role, Stapley has been responsible for managing […]

London TV Screenings sets 2023 dates, goes up against BBC Studios Showcase

London TV Screenings, the fast-growing event organised by All3Media International, Banijay Rights, Entertainment One, Fremantle and ITV Studios, is to be held over the same week as BBC Studios’ flagship market. The London screenings event’s third iteration will run from Monday, 27 February to Friday, 3 March next year, following a 2022 version that attracted more than […]

Drama round-up: Stan buys SPT shows; BritBox & ITVX prep Cary Grant series; Bet+ buys South Africa’s ‘Pulse’

Stan buys SPT shows Australian streamer Stan has extended its deal with Sony Pictures Television (SPT), claiming first-run rights to shows including Bob Odenkirk’s Straight Man. Stan has previously housed Odenkirk-starring Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad, while the streamer is also taking action-comedy Twisted Metal and Panhandle from SPT. Other shows included in the package […]

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