Realscreen, Justin Anderson, 5th July 2021
Distributor Silverlining Rights has secured several deals following the spring markets, including a special on Grace Kelly and the latest work from award-winning filmmaker Rich Bentley.
Grace Kelly: The Missing Millions, a 60-minute special produced by Yeti, has been picked up by SBS Australia, WELT/BILD Germany, ORF III Austria, Channel HOT8 Israel, Toute l’Histoire Mediawan Thematics France and Virgin Media Television Ireland.
The standalone special The Man Who Fell From the Sky (60 minutes) comes from Rich Bentley (The Stranger on the Bridge) and Postcard Productions. It’s been acquired by SBS Australia, American Public Television (APT), TVNZ (New Zealand), VG Norway and Czech TV.
Sales also included Sundog’s BBC1 series The Surrogates (3 x 60 minutes) to TVNZ; Great British Gardens and Gardening with Carol Klein to the Home Channel South Africa, Silverlining also announced a new three-part home improvement series from Ten66 has been sold to TV2 Denmark and Home Channel South Africa.
The distributor additionally closed two AVOD deals with Little Dot Studios for over 200 hours of content for various territories on their Real Stories channel. Included in the package are Reggie Yates Extreme, GPs Behind Closed Doors and Celebrities in Therapy.
The deals were brokered by Samantha Sintes and Esther Agraso for Silverlining Rights.
“Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Sintes in a news release. “Buyers have been impressed by the variety of new content we have on offer, particularly given the current tough climate.”