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Rocket Rights takes sales rights to Curve’s ‘Geordie Hospital’

UK-based Curve Media has appointed Rocket Rights to handle worldwide distribution for Channel 4 series Geordie Hospital, which is being launched this week as part of London Screenings week. Rocket Rights will represent the series internationally for TV sales, alongside sister company Rights Booster, headed by Mark Benmore, which will focus on VOD opportunities. The […]

Former Zodiak Media CEO David Frank dies aged 63

Former Zodiak Media CEO and industry veteran David Frank has died suddenly, aged 63. David Frank had worked in TV for more than three decades, most recently running London-based distribution firm Rocket Rights as chairman, with his brother Matthew in the role of CEO. David Frank had initially started out in the TV business as […]

Unscripted round-up: Rocket takes ‘Essex Lorry Killers’ doc; Protagonist crowned ‘The Kings’ distributor; Channel 4 heads for Beverly Hills

Rocket takes ‘Essex Lorry Killers’ doc Rocket Rights has acquired international distribution rights to one-off British documentary Hunting The Essex Lorry Killers. Produced by UK-based Expectation for BBC Two, the film tracks the investigation into the death of 39 Vietnamese migrants who suffocated in the back of a lorry in October 2019 whilst being trafficked […]

Deals round-up: Bin Laden doc lands in Europe & Oz; Brazil’s Globoplay acquires Serbia’s ‘Civil Servant’; Lime Pictures to adapt ‘Planet Omar’

Bin Laden doc lands in Europe & Oz SBS in Australia, Sweden’s SVT, DR in Denmark and NRK in Norway, along with an unnamed French broadcaster, have acquired Voltage TV’s documentary series Osama bin Laden: The Inside Story. UK distributor Drive struck the deals for the 3 x 60-minute series, which was originally commissioned by Channel 4 and broadcast as Osama bin Laden: […]

Sales round-up: Kabel 1 asks ‘Where Does The Money Go’; Cineflix strikes ‘Coroner’ deals; TVF unveils summer slate

Germany’s Kabel 1 asks ‘Where Does The Money Go’ German broadcaster Kabel 1 has ordered a local adaptation of Skyhigh TV’s Netherlands factual format Where Does the Money Go (aka Über Geld Spricht Man Doch), following a deal with Amsterdam-based distributor Lineup Industries, which recently acquired the format for global distribution. The series was originally launched […]

Deals round-up: ITVS takes ‘Great Barrier’ global; ‘The Wall Duet’ lands in Europe; Alchimie strikes Irida content deal

ITV Studios takes ‘Great Barrier Reef’ global UK-based ITV Studios has acquired international distribution rights to natural history series Great Barrier Reef: The Next Generation. Produced by Australian prodco Northern Pictures for ABC last year, the series follows marine explorers on an exploration of the reef and the life that calls it home, as well […]

Rocket Rights takes non-US distribution rights to Attica doc

London-based Rocket Rights, the new distribution firm set up by the Frank brothers, has acquired global rights outside of the US to one-off documentary Betrayal At Attica. HBO Max has acquired US streaming rights to the 1 x 60-minute doc that explores the events behind the 1971 riot at Attica prison, which led to the […]