Archive for category: Distributors

/ 06/28/2012 9:02 AM

The superhuman lives of our documentary makers (livemint.com)

Festival acclaim and media attention help nudge documentaries from relative obscurity towards mainstream attention It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a documentary! Faiza Ahmed Khan’s hugely enjoyable “Supermen Of Malegaon” is finally swooping down on PVR multiplexes on 29 June, a little over four years after it was completed. “Supermen of Malegaon” spotlights the tiny Malegaon film industry, whose [...]

/ 06/27/2012 11:00 PM

CCTV-9 fell in love with a Taiwanese doc

Taiwan-based doc producer and distributor The Classic Vision has sold a feature-length documentary about love and marriage to CCTV9 in China and is seeking broadcast partners for a spin-off series. “Let’s Fall in Love” is a 90-minute film from director Wuna Wu and producer Ging Lee. It follows the work of matchmaker and relationship counsellor Hellen Chen and the couples [...]

/ 04/05/2012 10:01 PM

Zeitgeist acquires Canada/China doc “China Heavyweight”

Zeitgeist Films has acquired US rights to Yung Chang’s “China Heavyweight,” the documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The film is Chang’s follow-up to the acclaimed “Up The Yangtze,” which Zeitgeist also distributed. A Summer 2012 release in planned. Zeitgeist made the annoucement on 4th April. The distribution company will acquire the U. S. rights from [...]

/ 02/25/2012 12:30 AM

Exclusive screen for documentaries and short films in India (indiatimes.com)

The Indian city Kolkata is poised to be the first in Asia to reserve a permanent screening venue for short films and documentaries. Starting with award-winning ‘Wagah’ and ‘Bilal’, Nandan II-the 200-seater auditorium at the cultural hub – is all set to screen only non-feature films. Though a formal decision is expected next week, Nandan chief executive officer Jadav Mondal [...]

/ 01/18/2012 2:39 AM

Asian Royal sales for UK DRG

Broadcasters from Australia and Japan have secured several doc about british Royal family from London-based distributor DRG. The 2 docs are “The Real King’s Speech” and ”Wallis Simpson: The Secret Letters” . . “The Real King’s Speech”, produced by 1212 Entertainment for Channel 4 in the UK, has been picked up by NHK in Japan and Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific. The one-hour special tells the [...]

/ 12/17/2011 2:04 AM

UK Passion sells 150 hours to New China Media

Tianmu Film TV & Culture Distribution, a division of New China Media, has licensed over 150 hours from London-based Passion Distribution, including Sundance Channel title “Love/Lust”. Tianmu also picked up: . True North Productions’ six-part, one-hour series “Killer in the Family”; the two-part “Real Crimes”; “Animal 24/7″ seasons seven and eight; season two of “To Build or Not to Build”; [...]

/ 12/08/2011 1:50 PM

First 3D deal in China and hundreds hours in Asia for Euro Off the Fence

Dutch-Anglo distributor and production company Off the Fence has closed its first 3D deal and has racked up sales of more than 2,000 hours to broadcasters throughout Asia. OTF’s first 3D deal is with Chinese company Universal Full Band Media for its upcoming 3D channel set to launch in 2012. The titles in the deal include “Hell On Hooves Special” and [...]

/ 10/02/2011 3:14 PM

Euro BBC, DRG, Explora and Passion Distrib. sell doc content to Asia Pacific broadcasters

Hot time for doc sellers and buyers from all over the world running to Mipcom 2011, at Cannes. Before the opening of the market, somes doc deals are already announced between European producers or distributors and broadcasters from the Asia Pacific area. . BBC’s “Frozen Planet” gets new broadcasters BBC Worldwide has now sold its natural history series “Frozen Planet” [...]

/ 04/22/2011 1:36 AM

Beyond Sells factual content to Thai PBS (Worlscreen)

Raft of programming acquired by Thai PBS

/ 11/17/2010 3:10 AM

Esther Van Messel (First Hand Films) “Asia is definitely on the rise and of high interest in Europe”

FHF is the distributor of 2 docs about Burma