Upside Distribution

Upside down to Cannes with Special Ops doc

France’s Upside Distribution has signed a number of new unscripted shows ahead of MIPTV. A deal with prodco Memento sees Upside take on the 4x70mins Planete+ doc series Special Ops, which includes exclusive US army drone footage, and follows operations in Afghanistan, Ivory Coast and Somalia. Also included in the Memento deal is France 3’s […]

AB taps Upside for doc sales chief

France’s AB International Distribution has appointed Upside Distribution’s Arianna Castoldi to become its head of documentary sales. She replaces Charlotte Tachet, and will be in charge of the company’s doc catalogue sales, presales and coproductions after spending four years with Upside. Castoldi will also oversee distribution agreements with indie producers. She joins from Upside, which […]

Busan Contents Market: 2015 report

TBI speaks to the international content companies that attended the ninth edition of the Busan Contents Market and the organisers of the South Korean market Busan Contents Market wants to establish itself as the number one programming market in Asia, says Jong Sang Koo, chairman of the event’s executive committee and media professor at Dongseo […]

NHK feels effect of Upside’s Gravity

Japanese public broadcaster NHK has acquired Upside Distribution’s buzzy astronaut doc Ø Gravity, A Mission in Space. The one-off film, distributed by Havas-owned Upside, was the most-screened at MIPDOC in Cannes last month where it had its world premiere. Speaking to TBI from the Busan Contents Market in Korea last week, Upside sales manager Arianna […]

Prodcos see Upside of MIPTV sales

A trio of European producers have signed distribution agreement with Havas Productions-owned sales house Upside Distribution. The first deal sees Upside selling almost 100 filmed contemporary jazz concerts from Oleo Films’ catalogue, while the second sees German indie doc film producer Broadview TV catalogue added to the slate. This includes upcoming biographies of Angela Merkel […]