Magazine article Screen International

UK's Bonafide Strikes Deal with ZDF

Magazine article Screen International

UK's Bonafide Strikes Deal with ZDF

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Talking to the Dead-producer Bonafide Films has struck a development deal with German distributor ZDF Enterprises.

The deal is one of the latest examples of an international distributor striking a first-look deal with a UK producer as competition for programme sales rights continues to heat up.

Bonafide, which was set up by comedy writer Sacha Alexander and Margery Bone, will receive investment from the international sales arm of the German public broadcaster to produce drama and comedies for UK and international broadcasters.

ZDF Enterprises, which distributed The Bridge and The Killing, will provide international coproduction agreements for Bonafide and will sell its shows globally.

Bonafide's biggest commission to date is Talking to the Dead, a coproduction with Warp Films, greenlit in January for Sky Living. …

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