Magazine article Screen International

MIPTV: Netflix, BBC, Hulu Deals on Day Two and Three

Magazine article Screen International

MIPTV: Netflix, BBC, Hulu Deals on Day Two and Three

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Fremantle inks deals for BBC One drama Capital

FremantleMedia has struck three deals for three-part drama Capital, which is produced by Kudos, part of Endemol Shine Group, for BBC One. Participant Media's Pivot has taken US rights, Shaw has taken Canada rights, and BBC Worldwide will air the programme in Australia and New Zealand.

Toby Jones, Rachael Stirling and Gemma Jones star in the series, which Peter Bowker adapted from John Lanchester's novel. Matt Strevens produced, executive producers were Derek Wax and Lucy Richer.

Walter Presents takes Spanish drama Locked Up for UK

Foreign-language drama SVOD brand Walter Presents, which is available in the UK exclusively on Channel 4's All Four streaming platform, has taken rights to Globomedia's Spanish-language women prison series Locked Up. Imagina International Sales handle worldwide rights on the title, which has performed strongly in Spain, where a second series is now airing.

Hulu takes The Book Of Negroes from eOne

Streaming platform Hulu has taken exclusive US streaming rights to The Book Of Negroes, a six-part series produced by Conquering Lion Pictures, Out of Africa Entertainment, eOne and Idlewild Films from Lawrence Hill's novel.

Clement Virgo directed the drama, which stars Cuba Gooding Jr, Aunjanue Ellis, Louise Gossett Jr and Lyriq Bent. The deal was brokered by eOne's head of US and Latin American sales, Joey Sabella. The series launched on US channel BET to 8.2m viewers and attracted 1.2m on CBC in Canada.

Upside acquires Roc: A Modern Times Icarus

Upside Distribution will handle international sales for Shine France on Roc: A Modern Times Icarus, a documentary directed by Olivier Megaton (Taken 2) about Hollywood conman Christophe Rocancourt. The feature is produced by Presse & Co in participation with Diego Bunuel for Canal+ and will begin shooting within a few weeks. …

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