Scorpion TV

Viewpoint: festivals – do distributors care?

As the founder and managing director of boutique factual distributor Scorpion TV, David Cornwall has plenty of experience attending documentary festivals. With IDFA beginning in Amsterdam this week, he outlines the plus and minus points of such events to television programme sales. As more and more festivals are popping up all over the world, it […]

Scorpion hires sales exec, closes deals

UK indie distributor Scorpion TV has added a sales executive to its ranks, while closing a raft of deals with international broadcasters. German Diez has joined David Cornwall’s company to replace Juan Solera, who left in May. Diez, who was extensive experience in the Spanish television market, will be responsible for Spanish-speaking territories and southern […]

Showrunners to helm Scorpion slate

A documentary about US television showrunners will lead UK indie distributor Scorpion TV’s slate on the Croisette this month. Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show is a 1x90mins / 1x52mins doc that comes from Black Sheep Productions, Romark Films and Junto Entertainment. The doc looks at the logistical, creative and financial pressures of […]

Scorpion spotlights Paedophile Hunter

UK indie distributor Scorpion TV has acquired rights to controversial Channel 4 documentary The Paedophile Hunter. The film aired on Channel 4 late last year to strong ratings. The doc followed controversial online vigilante Stinson Hunter, who poses as young children on social networking sites in order to identify men with paedophilic tendencies. The Paedophile […]

Channel 4 experiences World on a String

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has acquired World on a String, a documentary about the world of competitive yo-yo play. The documentary, which UK-based distributor Scorpion TV acquired earlier this year, follows four players are they prepare for and compete in the World Yo-Yo Contest. Channel 4 plans to broadcast the 1x52mins doc, which comes from […]

News brief: Scorpion has Porn on the Brain

London-based sales house Scorpion TV has acquired Porn on the Brain, a Channel 4 documentary that broadcast last year. The film takes a scientific approach to porn consumption to reveal what affects addiction can have on the brain, and includes shocking results of survey of teen porn habits. Porn on the Brain comes from UK […]

News brief: ABC calls on Sexters

The ABC in Australia has acquired Sexters, a documentary investigating the rise in sexually charged texts and pictures sent by mobile. The 1x52mins show – from the UK’s National Film and TV School and originally for Channel 5 – is sold by UK indie Scorpion TV, which has also secured new doc sales to ORF […]

Scorpion gets Legally High with sales

UK indie distributor Scorpion TV has sold documentaries, including one about the booming legal drug industry, to broadcasters around the world. VRT in Belgium and DR in Denmark have acquired Legally High, which investigates the role consumers, drug designers and government agencies interact with legal drugs. Other deals saw Brazil’s Globosat acquiring The Search for […]

News brief: Scorpion TV releases Infiltrators at MIPCOM

Boutique UK sales house Scorpion TV is launching a 52-minute film about the daily travels of Palestinians navigating their ways through, over and around Israeli barriers at the West Bank. Infiltrators comes from filmmaker Khaled Jarrar and uses raw observational footage to reveal at how people attempt to cross the borders that separate Israel from […]

News brief: TVE gets Legally High

Spanish pubcaster TVE has acquired UK documentary Legally High. The doc, which comes from filmmaker Dan Reed of Amos Films, first broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK in August. It looks at the growing number of deaths from legal drugs in the UK. Distributor Scorpion TV will be selling the show at MIPCOM, along […]