David Cornwall

Sales round-up: Cineflix sells to Nordics, Scorpion strikes Landmark sales

Cineflix Rights strikes Nordic sales  The distributor has struck a raft of sales deals with Nordic broadcasters, totalling more than 200 hours of content, including moon landing doc The Day We Walked On The Moon.  The Finestripe Productions-made doc for ITV and Smithsonian Networks US, which tells the inside story of the first moon landing 50 years […]

Viewpoint: festivals – do distributors care?

As the founder and managing director of boutique factual distributor Scorpion TV, David Cornwall has plenty of experience attending documentary festivals. With IDFA beginning in Amsterdam this week, he outlines the plus and minus points of such events to television programme sales. As more and more festivals are popping up all over the world, it […]

Scorpion hires sales exec, closes deals

UK indie distributor Scorpion TV has added a sales executive to its ranks, while closing a raft of deals with international broadcasters. German Diez has joined David Cornwall’s company to replace Juan Solera, who left in May. Diez, who was extensive experience in the Spanish television market, will be responsible for Spanish-speaking territories and southern […]

Year in Review, part three: 2015

This week, executives from across the board have revealed the moments that defined the industry for the industry and their companies. In the final part of TBI’s Year in Review special, top names predict the big news we’ll be bringing to you throughout 2015.   OTT players acquiring production companies or even one of the […]

Channel 4 experiences World on a String

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has acquired World on a String, a documentary about the world of competitive yo-yo play. The documentary, which UK-based distributor Scorpion TV acquired earlier this year, follows four players are they prepare for and compete in the World Yo-Yo Contest. Channel 4 plans to broadcast the 1x52mins doc, which comes from […]

MIPTV News: Scorpion TV banks on Erasing Hate

London-based distributor Scorpion TV is heading into Cannes with four new doc features, including one about a man who had a series of procedures to remove threatening tattoos from his face, body and hands. Erasing Hate is 1x90mins and follows the story of Bryon Widner, a former racist skinhead who underwent the removals in an […]