Deals round-up: ZDF boards Blue Ant, Film.UA & Tilt Media’s Ukraine doc; Espresso buys Cardinal catalogue; All3 to sell Kardashian doc

ZDF buys Blue Ant, Film.UA & Tilt Media’s Ukraine doc ZDF in Germany has boarded a six-part docuseries about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has Blue Ant International, Ukraine’s Film.UA, Chris Hilton’s new Aussie outfit Tilt Media and GTV Docs in London attached. Citizens At War: A Year In Ukraine features exclusive interviews with the […]

Ukraine producers urge international co-operation to extend support

Key execs from Ukraine’s production industry have urged the international content industry to continue to provide ongoing support to enable it to survive, as the country’s war with Russia enters its fifth month. Kateryna Udut, CEO of Media Resources Management, told delegates at Spain’s Conecta Fiction here in Toledo that Ukraine’s production industry was continuing to […]

Deals round-up: Cineflix chalks up Discovery+ pre-sale; Sony finds ‘Hide & Seek’; Beyond sales

Cineflix claims Discovery+ pre-sale Discovery+ has struck a multi-territory pre-sale deal with Cineflix Rights for a show that explores freak accidents. I Got Lucky (14 x 30-minutes) is from Canada’s Cream Productions and explains how survivors managed to walk away from myriad of close-calls. The show includes near-death footage, first-hand accounts and an eclectic cast of experts […]

Azteca moves for Ukrainian paranormal format

Mexican US Hispanic broadcaster Azteca America has greenlit a local version of Mystical Tales, the paranormal docudrama from Ukraine’s Film.UA. The series recreates events that allegedly have paranormal elements, before a panel of experts – ranging from psychologist and doctors to witches and ESP specialists – review the evidence and state their conclusion. In the […]

Factory Media snags Soviet Megamonsters

Sports and lifestyle prodco Factory has picked up the international rights to Soviet Megamonsters, an urban exploration series from Ukraininan prodco Film.UA. The 10-part series follows a team of intrepid urban adventurers as they try to access locations including Cold War bomb shelters and underground tunnels. With the ten eps, two are dedicated to an […]

Russian remake for NZ drama Step Dave

A Russian network is getting a remake New Zealand drama Step Dave. Distributor All3Media International has shipped the adaptation rights to Ukraine-based Film.UA. The deal covers the CIS territories, and will initially see a 16-episode version airing on Channel 1 in Russia. Shooting on that version recently wrapped. All3 has also sold options to Content […]