September 27, 2021

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FOX Entertainment Sets Up International Unscripted Format Fund

***Image***FOX Entertainment and FOX Alternative Entertainment (FAE) have established a $100 million international unscripted format fund to identify concepts for the global market.

The fund will invest in and develop internationally originated unscripted format concepts ranging from reality competitions and variety series to dating and other genres. FAE will co-produce series selected by the fund with each series’ partner.
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Red Arrow Studios International Takes Rights to New Britney Doc

***Image***Red Arrow Studios International has acquired the international distribution rights to the feature-length documentary Controlling Britney Spears.

A follow-up to Framing Britney Spears, Controlling Britney Spears contains new allegations from insiders with knowledge of the pop icon’s daily life inside the conservatorship. It was produced in partnership by The New York Times and Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company.
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World Screen Premieres

BBC Studios Inks Presales for Universe & The Mating Game

***Image***BBC Studios has secured international presales for the science series Universe and the natural-history series The Mating Game.

A five-part series, Universe uses CGI imagery, scientific research and archival footage captured during scientific missions to immerse viewers in the story of the universe. The series has presold to Denmark (DR), France (France Télévisions), Germany (ZDFinfo), Canada (Radio-Canada), Norway (NRK) and Russia (Yandex).
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Cineflix Productions Backs New Venture

Cineflix Productions and Ping Pong Productions have aligned to launch Shiny Screens Entertainment, a joint venture with showrunner Will Spjut.

The new production company, based in Los Angeles, will develop and produce unscripted series and formats for the global market. As part of the deal, Cineflix Rights has an exclusive first look to distribute Shiny Screens Entertainment content internationally when applicable.
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The Format People & Litopos Align

The international format consultancy The Format People (TFP) and the Latin American content provider Litopos Producciones have formed a new strategic alliance.

The partnership will see the two companies create, develop and produce new unscripted formats aimed initially at the Latin American market, followed by an international rollout across multiple territories.
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WNET Group & Love Nature Unveil The Ocean’s Greatest Feast

Love Nature and The WNET Group have teamed up for the new blue-chip documentary feature The Ocean’s Greatest Feast, which explores South Africa’s famous annual sardine run.

Produced by Earth Touch, the doc’s additional commissioning partners include Bonne Pioche Television (for France Télévisions) and SVT. Blue Ant International has worldwide distribution rights to the film, outside of its co-producing territories.
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MIPCOM Spotlight: Autentic Distribution

From Autentic Distribution’s People & Places strand, the three-part docuseries World’s Most Dangerous Railway Lines brings viewers along on a train journey through extreme landscapes.

The railway lines “tell the story not only of industrial culture but also of progress and the art of travel,” says Mirjam Strasser, head of sales and acquisitions. “They are truly breathtaking, beautiful and fascinating.”
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Gusto TV Launches on SelectTV in the U.S.

Food channel Gusto TV, home to Cook Like a Chef, has launched on FreeCast’s SelectTV service in the U.S.

All of Gusto TV’s programming is available on SelectTV, FreeCast’s service that aggregates all streaming media content, including free and paid, as well as linear and on-demand video.
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New From WorldScreenings

 

Curiosity – Doug to the Rescue

***Video***(Wildlife/nature, 6x30 min.) Equipped with a cutting-edge infrared drone, Doug Thron heads into disaster zones to save the cats and dogs that have been left behind. Season two coming soon.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com

 

Terra Mater Factual Studios – Secrets of the Unsaid—The Science of Animal Poo

***Video***(Science/nature, 1x50 min.) Looking for clues in poos, facts in feces? Join us and Scat Man in finding out more about what makes the world go round.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com

 

ARTE Distribution – The Mystery of Joan of Arc

***Video***(History, 1x52 min./1x90 min.) She changed the course of history: a cold case following the most enigmatic heroine of the Middle Ages. A 3D-animation docudrama revealing never-seen-before minutes of Joan of Arc's trial.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com

 

Off the Fence – Voices of Earth

***Video***(Nature/wildlife, 6x60 min.) Meet the people who are preserving a pact of coexistence with nature’s wilderness as modern civilization threatens to destroy the remaining paradises on Earth.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com

 

Beyond Rights – Bismarck: 24 Hours to Doom

***Video***(History, 1x60 min.) Based on Iain Ballantyne’s best-selling book, this documentary provides a thrilling countdown of the German warship Bismarck’s final 24 hours in May 1941.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com



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