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Arte calls up Submarine, Pumpernickel for Douglas Rushkoff digital docuseries

European cultural broadcaster Arte has ordered a four-part docuseries about the digital economy from Amsterdam and LA-based producer Submarine, France’s Pumpernickel Films and media expert Douglas Rushkoff. Exponential follows Rushkoff as he takes viewers on a journey from the beginning of the digital age through its transformation by big business to the possibilities for a […]

HBO acquires David France documentary ‘Welcome To Chechnya’

HBO has picked up North American TV and streaming rights to Welcome To Chechnya, the documentary from Academy Award-nominated director David France (How To Survive A Plague). The doc shadows a group of activists risking their lives to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ persecution in the Russian Republic of Chechnya and attempts to expose the little-reported […]

Discovery buys Spurlock’s Rats

US cable net Discovery Channel has acquired rights to Morgan Spurlock’s new film, Rats. Discovery Communications’ flagship channel is now a partner on the documentary, which Spurlock’s Warrior Poets is producing in association with Dakota Group and film distributor Submarine, which has international sales rights and is shopping it at the Cannes Film Festival this […]

NonStop, Submarine launch doc distributor

The newly-independent NonStop Entertainment and US film vendor Submarine have partnered to create a documentary distribution company. Scandinavia-based NonStop Submarine will between 10 and 15 docs per year theatrically, and sell digital, TV, DVD and streaming rights in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Holland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. The firm will also […]

HBO alert for Broomfield’s Grim Sleeper

HBO Documentary Films has become the first international buyer of filmmaker Nick Broomfield’s new feature doc Tales of the Grim Sleeper. The deal gives premium cable channel HBO exclusive local rights to the Sky Atlantic doc, in which Broomfield (The Leader, Biggie and Tupac) revisits the story of South Central LA serial killer Lonnie Franklin […]

New French distributor launches with former M6 kids boss

France-based producer Superprod has launched an international sales division, Superights. Morgann Favennec has been hired as deputy managing director and will head up sales and acquisitions activity at the new distributor. She joins from RTL-owned French commercial broadcaster M6 where she was head of kids programming. Prior to that she held roles at Jetix, Disney […]