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ZED expands history slate with Arte’s Ku Klux Klan show

French producer and distributor ZED has acquired three yet-to-launch projects commissioned by Arte France, including a show about the Ku Klux Klan. Ku Klux Klan, An American Story is being directed by David Korn-Brzoza and will use archival footage and interviews to explore the story of the racist organisation and its impact on the US. […]

ZED, CuriosityStream reveal ‘Prehistoric Worlds’

French independent producer/distributor ZED has revealed a first look at Prehistoric Worlds, its 90-minute special that is being coproduced with US SVOD CuriosityStream, France 5 and NHK in Japan. The show will feature CGI and virtual effects that are designed to recreate the animal and plant worlds that lived at that time, with the show […]

China’s CCTV-9 boards Zed’s ‘Wild Treasures Of China’

French producer-distributor Zed and China’s CCTV-9 have teamed for blue-chip series Wild Treasures Of China. The 5 x 52-minute programme, unveiled at this week’s Sunny Side of the Doc in La Rochelle, focuses on the rare species that inhabit China’s untamed wilderness. The project has a budget of €3m ($3.4m) and will be shot in […]

Zed strikes distribution deal with Saint Thomas Productions

French producer-distributor Zed has struck a distribution deal with Saint Thomas Productions. Under the deal, Zed will handle international sales of the Marseille-headquartered producer’s recent output, which includes a library of more than 75 hours of scientific, wildlife and factual programmes. Recent titles include Space Smash, a 52-minute standalone 4K doc that will be launched […]

Zed to rep CuriosityStream SVOD originals

Zed will shop selected originals from CuriosityStream, the factual SVOD service created by Discovery founder John Hendricks. France-based indie distributor Zed has taken international rights to CuriosityStream’s 3x52mins 4K series Deep Time History, 3x52mins series Digits and space one-off Pluto: Beyond the Fly By. It has already sealed deals for some of the above mentioned. […]

Zed replaces exiting sales chief with Persyn

Chloé Persyn is to become director of international distribution at French production and sales outfit Zed. She will replace Céline Payot-Lehmann, who is headed for Arte France as head of international distribution, Arte Sales. Persyn has been with Zed since 2010, when she joined from France Télévisions Distribution as a sales executive. Payot-Lehmann had been […]

CuriosityStream joins $3.6m 4K doc

Factual-focused SVOD service CuriosityStream has prebought a US$3.6 million blue-chip documentary series from France. The platform joins Arte France and French producer-distributor Zed on Sacred Spaces, which will be produced in 4x90mins primetime, 4x52mins and 15x26mins formats. Shot with 4K cameras, the series will tell the story of humankind and faith through remarkable religious constructs. […]

Factual SVOD net, Arte create Living Universe

Subscription on-demand service CuriosityStream and European cultural broadcaster Arte have co-commissioned a science-themed doc series and accompanying feature film. The Living Universe comes from Australian indie Essential Media and Entertainment and French producer-distributor Zed. This comprises a 4x60mins TV series and a 1x90mins feature documentary. Set in the past, present and future, it will look […]

Zed takes on Mona Lisa catalogue

France-based distributor Zed has inked a distribution deal with French indie producer Mona Lisa. Under the terms of the agreement indie sales house Zed will sell a catalogue of recent Mona Lisa titles totaling about 80 hours. Titles include one-off doc Urine Superpowers, four-parter Life in Hell and two-part wildlife doc Aliens of the Amazon. […]

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