Java Films

Globosat buys eight-film Java package

Brazilian satnet has acquired an eight-title package with Paris-based documentary distributor Java Films. The deal includes on presale for the upcoming doc Global Gay and comprises Kidnapped by North Korea, GPS A Global War, Speed: In Search of Lost Time, Erebus: Operation Overdue, Mum Please Stop it: When Mothers Abuse Their Children, High Five and […]

News brief: Portuguese net bags banking pre-sales

Portugal’s TVI has acquired 14 titles from French distributor Java Films following MIPCOM last week. Among the package is Banking Nature, a 1x90mins/1x52mins show about the commercialisation of the natural world by the likes of Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. The show, from Via Decouvertes, has also pre-sold to Arte. Other titles included in the […]

News brief: TVE purchases Java docs

Spanish public broadcaster TVE is among buyers of current affairs and documentary programming from France’s Java Films. TVE has bought a new doc from current affairs strand Underhand Tactics, a 52-mins show titled The Untaxables from Premieres Lignes about how major companies avoid paying corporation tax, plus Tabloids! Anything For a Scoop and Tracked Down: […]

TG4 buys Java docs

Irish broadcaster TG4 has acquired an 11-title package from French documentary specialist Java Films. The licensing agreement begins in September and hands TG4 docs including the 1x52mins Raising Resistance from Dreamer Joint Ventures. The programme follows Latin American farmers’ struggle against the expanding production of genetically modified soy in South America. It was directed by […]

French documentaries singled out

Despite European public channels closing documentary slots and growing competition from hosted factual and reality series, the French single doc industry is finding success by diversifying and while presales are tough to secure, emerging territories are seeking international copro partners. Pascale Paoli-Lebailly explores the market. At MIPDoc in April, five out of the ten most […]

Global nets board animal extinction doc

Eleven international broadcasters have pre-bought Gambling on Extinction, a new 1x52mins doc about illegal endangered animal trading, TBI has learned. ZDF and ARTE in Germany and France, DR in Denmark, SVT in Sweden, VRT in Belgium, TG4 in Ireland, TVP in Poland, Czech TV, TV3 Catalunya, TVI in Portugal, Yes Doku in Israel and SBS […]

French doc firm scores VOD distribution deal

France-based doc distributor Java Films has hooked up with North American video-on-demand aggregator Syndicato. The strategic deal will see Syndicato, which places VOD content on major online platforms such as Netflix and Amazon, taking Java-owned films such as Desert Riders (above), Sunday in Brazzaville and The Undocumented to Europe, Latin America and Asia. “Digital is […]