Flame Distribution

Sales round-up: US networks strike Flame deals; Back2Back adds series

US networks strike Flame deals North American broadcasters including Blue Ant Media Inc, CBC and BBC America have picked up a raft of shows from Flame Distribution. Blue Ant has added Family Court Murders (4 x 60 minutes), For Love Or Money (5 x 45 minutes), Unsolved (10 x 45 minutes) and Taken (S1 – S4 […]

Flame Distribution takes global rights to ‘Moors Murders’ docuseries

Australia’s Flame Distribution has picked up Moors Murders, a three-part true crime documentary, ahead of its UK debut next week. Produced by the UK’s MAP TV (Michael Attwell Productions), the 3 x 52-minute series was commissioned by broadcaster Channel 4 and will premiere on 21 February. The series explores the story of Ian Brady and […]

Opinion: Why distributors need to think like commissioners

Philip Barnsdall-Thompson, SVP of acquisitions, UK, America & EMEA, at Flame Distribution, shares his thoughts on new approaches to financing models in an evolving industry. Distribution has seen many changes in the last 10 years. The days when producers presented titles fully-funded, where distribution advances were purely profit and full production fees were taken, are […]

Little Dot Studios bolsters unscripted AVOD offering

All3Media’s digital content agency and media network, Little Dot Studios, has acquired 163 hours of unscripted programming to bolster its AVOD offering, following a deal with Flame Distribution. The package deal includes 65 titles, such as the 6 x 30-minute series A Stitch In Time and the 1 x 60-minute special The Greatest Air Race. […]

How to adapt FAST in the ‘golden age of VOD’

Anne Corsak of Flame Distribution tells TBI how FAST TV (Free Ad Supported Television) is transforming the business and offering new avenues for rights and originals. The future is FAST. As a 17-year veteran in the television industry, one of the most important lessons I have learned about this business is how to adapt. Nothing […]

Sales round-up: ‘Departure’ takes off around world; BBC Select boosts doc offering; Autentic strikes factual sales

‘Departure’ takes off around world Broadcasters around the world have acquired Canadian conspiracy thriller Departure, following a slew of deals with distributor Red Arrow Studios International. ViacomCBS-owned UK broadcaster Channel 5 has acquired the 6 x 45-minute first season of the series, which will air initially on its 5Star channel and its on-demand service My5. […]

How Wildflame navigated int’l co-pros for Discovery+ & C5

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 […]

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