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Welsh indie Wildflame on navigating int’l co-pros for Discovery+ & Channel 5’s ‘Yellowstone Supervolcano’

Llinos Griffin-Williams, executive producer of factual & international co-productions at Welsh indie Wildflame, discusses what it takes for international co-productions to succeed, ahead of the launch of Yellowstone Supervolcano: American Doomsday, which is headed to US streamer Discovery+ on 24 June and the UK’s Channel 5 later this year. Pitching international projects takes commitment, investment and dedication. It’s not […]

Sales round-up: ZDF, RTÉ & Mediawan join ‘Harry Wild’; Fred’s ‘Space Invaders’ continue; Flame closes factual sales

ZDF, RTÉ & Mediawan join Harry Wild Germany’s ZDF has joined as a co-producer on upcoming Irish murder mystery drama Harry Wild. The show, from producer-distributor Dynamic Television and AMC-owned streamer Acorn TV, has also been pre-bought by Mediawan for French-speaking Europe, while RTÉ in Ireland has come on board as the Irish broadcaster. The 8 x […]

TBI Weekly: How the future of markets is shaping up

As Digital MIPTV draws to a close, TBI talks to a variety of distributors to reflect on how the annual cycle of markets might look in the future. At the start of 2020, the proliferation of markets, conferences and large-scale networking events had reached a new high. For those working in – or indeed writing […]

Flame’s Fiona Gilroy on how to avoid distribution disasters

Flame Distribution’s Fiona Gilroy tells TBI about her top six tips to keep the sales process rolling, following her panel session at the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) yesterday. Distribution is an art form itself. To a very large extent successful distribution relies on a distributor’s knowledge of the market, their relationship with buyers and […]

Deals round-up: Flame snags Attenborough rights; Will & Kate travel with Cineflix; ZDFE preps ‘Our Continents’ for the world

Flame to sell Attenborough’s Life In Colour globally Australia’s Flame Distribution has taken global sales rights outside of the UK to three-part natural history docuseries Life in Colour With David Attenborough. The show, from Humble Bee Films and SeaLight Pictures, uses ground-breaking technology to reveal how animals use colour, with Attenborough travelling to locations including the […]

News round-up: Netflix acquires Oz’s ‘Operation Buffalo’; C More renews ‘Blinded’; RTÉ undertakes ‘The Love Experiment’  

Netflix acquires Oz’s ‘Operation Buffalo’ Netflix has acquired Australian spy thriller Operation Buffalo to steam across the APAC region, excluding China, following a deal with distributor About Premium Content (APC). The series will land on the global streamer on 28 February, while APC has also sold the title to Belgian broadcaster RTBF. These latest deals […]

What is driving the factual boom?

As Realscreen gets underway online, TBI deputy editor Mark Layton talks to top execs at global factual distributors about recent market trends and how the rise of streamers, coupled with the pandemic, is driving a factual boom. As the global pandemic and its myriad lockdowns, quarantine procedures and safety protocols continue to disrupt TV production, […]

News round-up: Hulu orders ‘Wild Rabbit’; Synchronicity to adapt ‘Mayflies’; Flame inks South Korea and China factual deals

Hulu orders ‘Wild Rabbit’  Hulu has commissioned a one-hour drama from Chambers writer Randy McKinnon, to be produced by Fremantle and Passenger, in association with 20th Television. Wild Rabbit will be directed and executive produced by Reinaldo Marcus Green (Monsters And Men, Top Boy) and is described as a love story exploring perseverance, passion, and […]

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