Magazine article Screen International

MIPCOM: Wild Bunch TV to Launch Trio of New Series

Magazine article Screen International

MIPCOM: Wild Bunch TV to Launch Trio of New Series

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Wild Bunch TV will launch a trio of new series at the upcoming edition of MIPCOM Oct 17-20, its second time at the content market since launching last year.

It will kick offsales on Belgian-produced, bittersweet romance and road trip Tytgat Chocolate about a mentally-challenged, chocolate factory worker who sets offin search of his girlfriend after she is deported back to Kosovo.

The Flemish-language series is written and directed by Marc Bryssinck and Filip Lenaerts. Brussels-based deMENSEN - which previously made Beau Sejour and Highway of Love - produced the series for VRT.

The quirky drama stars Jelle Palmaerts alongside other members of Belgium's Theater STAP, a company of mentally-challenged professional actors.

Flemish stars Els Dottermans and Jan Decleir also feature in the cast.

Israeli dramas

Wild Bunch TV has also picked up sales on Israeli director-writer Keren Weissman's psychological drama Mama's Angel [pictured] in which the dark underbelly of a wealthy Tel Aviv suburb emerges following the brutal murder of a local young boy.

The series, which participated in competition at the Paris-set Series Mania event last April, is produced by Tel Aviv-based Black Sheep Film Productions for the Israel's YES TV.

The company's other recent credits include Asaph Polonsky's One Week And A Day, which screened in Cannes Critics' Week this year, and the award-winning holocaust survivor documentary Farewell Herr Schwarz. …

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