Deals round-up: Globoplay adds eOne trio; CIA vs. Bin Laden doc sells; Dynamic TV goes ‘Beneath The Surface’
Globoplay strikes eOne deal
Brazilian streamer Globoplay has picked up a raft of shows from Entertainment One (eOne), including domestic first-run rights to Nurses, Burden Of Truth and Mary Kills People.
The deal will see Globoplay take exclusive SVOD rights to the shows, which will debut this summer. It covers seasons one and two of Nurses, as well as future seasons of the medical series, in addition to life-of-series for legal drama Burden Of Truth and Mary Kills People.
Dan Loewy, EVP of Americas, International Distribution at eOne, said: “We’re excited to expand our relationship with Globo who have and continue to be a terrific partner and look forward to more successes together.”
The deal was brokered by David Hanono, Vice President of Sales, Latin America, eOne.
DR goes Beneath The Surface with ZDF & Dynamic
Denmark’s DR has pre-bought eight-hour thriller Beneath The Surface, which has also been picked up for global distribution by Dynamic Television.
The show is from Letterbox Filmproduktion (Bad Banks) in co-production with Germany’s ZDF and has been created, written and directed by Friedemann Fromm (Weissensee).
Each episode follows the point of view of a different character as they try to discover the truth about what really happened on one tragic night. The series was filmed in Germany and Denmark and will premiere on ZDF from 7 February.
Reelz & Discovery among Bin Laden doc buyers
Reelz in the US, ZDF in Germany, RMC Story in France, TV4 in Sweden and Discovery Channel in the UK are among companies to have acquired CIA vs. Bin Laden: First In.
The documentary, from Big Media and KM+, provides a first-hand account of the CIA’s hunt for the most wanted terrorist in history, which ended in 2011 when Bin Laden was killed by US Navy Seals in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
CIA officers, military special forces and leaders of the US Congress who were closely involved with the strategy and execution of the hunt for Bin Laden are among interviewees,
Frantic to adapt Powder Mage novels
Toronto-based No Equal Entertainment has partnered with Frantic Films to adapt Brian McClellan’s Powder Mage fantasy novels for the screen.
Canadian writer/producer Joseph Mallozzi (Stargate) has signed on as showrunner for a one-hour drama series adaptation of McClellan’s Powder Mage universe, beginning with the Promise Of Blood.
The drama series will take place in the Nine Nations, a fictional world in which magic collides with 18th century technology against the backdrop of political and social revolution. At the heart of the story are Powder Mages, unique individuals who gain magical abilities from common gunpowder.
Joseph Mallozzi will write the pilot episode and executive produce along with No Equal’s J.B. Sugar, Frantic’s Jamie Brown, and author McClellan.