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Cineflix Rights signs first-look with Finestripe

Cineflix Rights has signed an exclusive first-look development deal with popular factual indie Finestripe Productions. The partnership gives Cineflix the option to acquire international distribution rights to Finestripe’s projects for the next two years. The pact follows previous ventures between the two companies, which saw Cineflix finance and distribute the Glasgow-based indie’s blue chip doc The […]

Television’s love affair with the People’s Princess

Yearlong activities have taken place to mark the twentieth anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, and the television industry has followed suit with a raft of documentaries and series to signify the landmark event. Kaltrina Bylykbashi reports on the ongoing influence of the late British royal, as her son, Prince Harry, continues to make headlines thanks […]

News brief: Zodiak recalls The Day They Dropped the Bomb

Zodiak Rights has acquired sales rights to Finestripe Productions’ upcoming doc The Day They Dropped the Bomb. The 1x46mins doc comes from director Leslie Woodhead and is currently in production for ITV in the UK and Smithsonian Channel in the US. It looks at events on August 6, 1945 in Hiroshima, Japan, when American air […]

Michael Grade identifies Stars of the Musical Theatre

UK channel BBC Four has commissioned Glasgow-based Finestripe Productions to create Michael Grade’s Stars of the Musical Theatre. The 1x60mins doc will see Grade, the former BBC, Channel 4 and ITV boss, exploring whether the songs of musical theatre create its stars or vice versa. he will interview stars including Michael Ball, Elaine Paige, Dominic […]

Global deals for Cineflix’s JFK doc

The Day Kennedy Died, a doc from Finestripe Productions, has sold to more than 20 broadcasters ahead of the 50th anniversary of the former US president’s assassination later this month. Broadcasters that have bought the 1x60mins special from distributor Cineflix Rights include Foxtel Australia, Sky Italia, Discovery in Iberia and the Netherlands, VRT in Belgium, […]

Remarkable wins C4 commission for Undo Me

Endemol-owned UK producer Remarkable Television will make new fact-ent series Undo Me, in which Katie Piper helps people come to terms with terrible beauty decisions. Piper is the model-turned-presenter left scarred in an acid attack. In the new show she will hear stories from people who have made bad beauty decisions and are desperate to […]