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Exclusive: ZED preps Iraq docuseries for France Télévisions, ZDF & NRK

France Télévisions has ordered a four-part docuseries that will delve into the past 40 years of conflict in Iraq, with distributor ZED already securing a raft of pre-sales. Iraq, Destruction Of A Nation (4 x 52 minutes) is being produced by French prodcos Tohubohu and Slug News and uses newly declassified documents and testimonies from […]

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 […]

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