TVF International

TVF gobbles up food docs

UK-based distributor TVF International has acquired rights to three food-themed documentaries that aired on France 5. Tuna: What’s in a Can?, Where Has All the Fruit Gone? and Secrets of the French Bakery Industry comprise the trio, which come from Paris indie Pernel Media. TVF has all rights except France and Belgium. Tuna: What’s in […]

News brief: Armoza poaches TVF exec for sales

Israel’s Armoza Formats has brought on a sales executive from UK-based distributor TVF International. Yael Shaoulian has been named sales executive for the UK, Ireland, France, the Netherlands and Belgium, a move that the firm says represents a “planned increase in focus on more territories”. Shaoulian joins from TVFI, where she was acquisitions executive for […]

TCB poaches TVF sales exec

TCB Media Rights has hired a sales executive from rival UK-based distributor TVF International. Anna Budashevskaya will join Paul Heaney’s company as sales and acquisitions manager for the Nordics, Benelux and central and eastern Europe initially as maternity cover for Karen Connell. She will also assume a key role in acquisitions, working closely with CEO […]

Sunny (Chinese) Side of the Doc

The screening and copro documentary market Sunny Side of the Doc remains a very French event, but China was the territory on everyone’s lips this week, reports Pascale Paoli-Lebailly. A study by research house The Wit ranks France as part of the top three documentary distributing countries, behind UK and the US thanks to the […]

MIPTV 2014: My Tupelo and TVF bring Bargain Brides to Cannes

US producer My Tupelo has struck a development deal with TVF International and the first fruits of that effort, Bargain Brides, will launch at MIPTV. The format follows brides-to-be as they barter, negotiate and haggle for the wedding of their dreams at knock-down prices. Yael Shaoulian, programming and acquisitions executive at TVF International said: “We […]

Zig Zag ups Graff as Monks goes it alone

Zig Zag Productions has upped Matt Graff to VP, commercial and current production to replace Leila Monks at the UK indie producer, as she exits to set up her own content consultancy, Antidote Media. Monks will continue to work with Zig Zag on distribution, presales and coproduction on a consultancy basis. She will also work […]

BBCWW completes Miami sales team with TVF hire

Jessica Bennetts has left her role as head of sales for UK-based distributor TVF International and joined BBC Worldwide’s Miami sales office, TBI has learned. She has been named BBCWW’s content sales manager, reporting to VP, integrated sales Alejandra Olea, and be responsible for format, finished tape and affiliate distribution. Her appointment rounds out BBCWW’s […]

RAI, ORF capture Gestapo’s Most Wanted

Pubcasters in Italy and Austria have acquired Gestapo’s Most Wanted, a docu-drama biopic of the woman who inspired Sebastian Faulkes’ spy novel Charlotte Gray. RAI has bought the 1x52mins/70mins doc for its RAI 3, Rai Storia and Cubovision platforms, while Austria’s ORF has also taken it from UK-based distributor TVF International. The doc comes from […]

Asian nets bag 300 hours from TVF

Asian broadcasters have licensed more than 300 hours of programming from UK-based distributor TVF International. Japanese pubcaster NHK has acquired specials such as Ice, Sweat and Tears and The Real Sherlock Holmes, while commercial rival NTV took shock doc  Transgender Kids. History in Japan and India acquired Special Forces, with the latter also adding religious […]

News brief: Nets buy Russian-themed content from TVF

UK distributor TVF International has sold Canadian doc Ice, Sweat and Tears to NHK in Japan and GEM Group in Iran. Ice, Sweat and Tears, which comes from Markham Street Films and was for Canuck pubcaster CBC, features ice skating stars and launched at MIPCOM ahead of Russia’s Winter Olympic Games in Sochi next year. […]