Flame Distribution


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 […]

Flame Distribution hires Argonon, Orange Smarty alum Lynn Lugsden

UK-based Flame Distribution has appointed former Argonon and Endemol exec Lynn Lugsden as SVP of sales and content funding. She will report to Fiona Gilroy, content sales & acquisitions director at Flame and will be based at the company’s London office, starting immediately. Her remit includes working on pre-sales and co-productions in the UK and […]

Flame bolsters Asia reach with Alicia Lee hire

Factual-focused Flame Distribution has appointed Alicia Lee as VP of content sales for Asia. Lee, who will be attending Mipcom with Flame, will report to content sales and acquisitions director Fiona Gilroy and will be based at the company’s Singapore office. Alicia has previously worked in acquisition roles with the Asian Food Channel and Scripps […]

Flame Distribution scores global sales post-MIPTV

Flame Distribution has secured a raft of international sales on the back of MIPTV.    The London-based distributor has sold 4K science documentary The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World (pictured; Smith & Nasht & Real to Reel Productions) to Telewizja Polska, NRK Norway, Tallinna TV and NHK Japan. Meanwhile, SKY New Zealand has acquired six […]

Flame inks factual deal with Amazon via Janson Media partnership

Flame Distribution has announced a deal with digital distributor Janson Media to bring a package of titles to Amazon Prime Video viewers in North America, the UK, Australia and India. The 290-hour package includes varied content in lifestyle, science, tech, health, crime, history, arts, food and travel. Titles in Flame’s portfolio include RTE art series […]