Abacus Media Rights

Abacus picks up climate doc ‘It Takes A Flood’ for global sales

UK-based Abacus Media Rights has acquired global distribution rights to the Docsville Studios documentary, It Takes A Flood. The (1 x 47-minute or 1 x 70-minute) film, is helmed by Oscar-winning The Story Of Us director Kevin Macdonald, alongside Daniel Dewsbury and David Charap, and will debut on UK broadcaster ITV on 2 November. Produced […]

Abacus Media Rights hires Diane Tripp for NA sales

UK-based distributor Abacus Media Rights has appointed Diane Tripp to handle content sales to the US and Canada. Tripp joins Abacus, which is part of the Amcomri Media Group, with more than 25 years of experience specialising in global content licensing, co-production deals and strategic development. Last year, she launched Diane Tripp Media, with a […]

Abacus Media snags sales rights to Media Musketeers’ African drama ‘Pulse’

Abacus Media Rights (AMR) has partnered with European producer group Media Musketeers to pick up sales rights to Pulse, the upcoming survival horror drama being produced with South African streamer Showmax and Spain’s The Mediapro Studio. The 6 x 60-minute series, which also has UK-based Forlan Films onboard, is being produced by Steve Lanning (Superman, […]

Sales round-up: ‘Children Ruin Everything’ for Roku; US Capitol riot doc travels worldwide; ‘DinoCity’ in demand  

‘Children Ruin Everything’ for Roku Roku has acquired upcoming Canadian comedy Children Ruin Everything as its first non-US original. The half-hour comedy, which was created by Schitt’s Creek writer Kurt Smeaton, will make its exclusive US debut on The Roku Channel next year. The series, which is produced by New Metric Media and distributed by […]

PBS & NENT Group pre-buy BBC drama ‘The Trick’ as Abacus takes sales rights

PBS in the US and the NENT Group have picked up the upcoming British drama The Trick, following deals with Abacus Media Rights. Amcomri Media Group-owned Abacus has acquired global distribution rights for the series (excluding the UK), which will debut on BBC One in October. It has struck pre-sale deals with PBS and the […]

News round-up: Netflix & Moonbug expand kids franchises; ‘Detention Adventure’ returns; Dantar inks first-look deal with Pilgrim

Netflix & Moonbug expand kids franchises Netflix and US-UK kids content company Moonbug Entertainment are working an new animated preschool series and specials based on the CoComelon and Little Baby Bum franchises. The shows, which will debut starting in 2022, will include 4 x 60-minute new nursery rhyme compilations and three seasons (24 x 7-minutes) […]

CuriosityStream orders ‘Evolve’ docuseries from Beach House

Factual streamer CuriosityStream has ordered a six-part docuseries exploring biomimicry from Blue Ant Media’s Beach House Pictures. Evolve explores how humanity can solve some of the fundamental issues facing the world by mimicking innovations found in nature. It is being hosted by biologist and wildlife documentary filmmaker Patrick Aryee, who will explore natural history, science […]

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 […]

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