REELZ & Paramount + Pre-Buy Princess Diana Doc – Global Briefings – Deadline
Reelz & Paramount+ among Princess Diana Doc pre-buyers
UK producer Content Kings and production finance broker and distribution agent Silverlining Rights have pre-sold a documentary investigating the circumstances that led to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997. Diana the ultimate truth sees journalist and broadcaster Mark Williams-Thomas lead the investigation through interviews with security experts; Metropolitan Police forensic investigators and photographers who investigated the fatal car crash; and a new witness to the crash – all speaking for the first time. Reelz in the US, Paramount+ in the UK, Fox Docos (Australia), TV2 (Denmark), RTL Deutschland (Germany), Movistar (Spain), Talpa Networks (Netherlands), CBC Gem (Canada), DPG ( Belgium), W9 (France), Channel Hot8 (Israel) and PCCW’s Now TV (Hong Kong) bought the one-off documentary ahead of its launch this summer. “As an investigator, the circumstances surrounding the death of Diana, Princess of Wales have always intrigued me, with many questions still unanswered 25 years later,” Williams-Thomas said. “This film brings new testimonies from new witnesses and experts and new revelations as we seek to reveal the ultimate truth about the events leading up to that night.”
Nick Cave & Thåström Subject of Måns Mårlind’s animated series “Before They Were Gods”
An imagined teenage friendship between Australian musician Nick Cave and Swedish rock star Thåström is being turned into an animated series for the international market by Midnight Sun creative writer Måns Mårlind. Swedish producer owned by Banijay yellow bird expands Before being gods with animation company Brokendoll and director-screenwriter Mårlind on the project, and frontman of The Bad Seeds and Birthday Party Cave and Thåström, who played in Swedish post-punk band Ebba Grön, are both backing the project. Set in an imaginary world, it will tell the story of men at the age of 14, as they engage in conversations bordering on philosophy and search for ultimate truth, eternal beauty and good wine. market. Cave’s character will be a romantic dreamer who swims in words, while Thåström is a tough existentialist who is politically minded and speaks succinctly. They both fell in love with the same mysterious and beautiful girl. cellar said “As I was never in Sweden in 1971 and never met Thåström, I’m obviously intrigued to find out what we never did.” Thåström added: “I always wanted to be a cartoon hero.” Mårlind is represented by Zero Gravity, with Agentfirman covering Scandinavia.
Canadian children’s and family entertainment company WildBrain will handle the global distribution rights to the Jungle Beat children’s brand. The agreement with Jungle Beat Animation is for all content and includes YouTube channel management and ad sales for the Jungle Beat AVoD channel, as well as linear distribution on the Family Channel in Canada. All Jungle Beat content is produced in partnership with South Africa’s Sunrise Animation Studios, and the deal comes as the duo announce the green light for their second feature film, Jungle Beat 2: The Pastwhich will be released in 2023. WildBrain distributes this film, as well as those of 2021 Jungle Beat: The Movie (1 x 90′) and the library of 130 episodes of the Jungle Beat series.
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