abacus media rights Parent Amcomri Entertainment $2.4M . Flame Media buys program assets for
mcomory entertainment UK-Australian factual TV distributor Flame Media has paid C$3M ($2.4M) for the assets of the company. The library includes approximately 2,200 hours and more than 500 titles. Flame will be integrated into Amcomory’s TV sales arm Abacus Media Rights, whose employees will report to Abacus Managing Director Jonathan Ford. The deal comes 15 months after the death of Flame founder John Calden. Major titles of Flame include Outback Truckers And Outback Opal Hunters From Prospero Productions, moore murder from MAP TV, and Life in Color with David Attenborough From Humble Bee Films and Sealight Pictures. with upcoming title New Zealand by a train movie making and Ningaloo With novelist Tim Winton of Artemis Productions. Amcomri CEO Robert Price said, “We bring immense appreciation for the high-quality business and senior management team that Mr. Calden has assembled over the past 12 years.” “This acquisition, perfectly aligned with our buy-and-make growth strategy, strengthens our global offering in the factual and documentary TV content distribution and library markets, which we have established through our subsidiary, Abacus Media Rights, in those regions. has enjoyed remarkable success.
Movie Partnership Strikes TV/SVOD Deal for Max Newsom Feature ‘Iceland is Best’
Specific: British theatrical distributor DC Releasing has signed a deal with The Movie Partnership for all digital and TV rights Iceland is the best, an original screenplay feature written and directed by Max Newsom. Starring newcomer Kristin Sofusdottir, Judd Nelson (breakfast club) and Tom Madden (13 Reasons Why), the No Reservations production follows Sigga as she dreams of leaving Iceland and moving to California, only to meet a handsome stranger who might change her mind. Tom Prior (firebird), Alfrun Loffeyardotir and Helena Matsson (iron man 2) star too. Movie Partnership will release the film in the UK on June 27 via the SVOD platform. Samahoma Media Advisors negotiated funding for the release with the Insight Media Fund. Cano Films holds the international rights, with Gravitas in the US, Sam Films in Iceland, Phoenix in the Middle East, and significant deals with SC Movies in Australia and New Zealand.
BBC Studios appoints in-house creative director for Comedy Productions
BBC studio Comedy Productions has named Richard Morris as creative director of the audio comedy. She played Julia Mackenzie, who was appointed Radio 4 Commissioning Editor for Comedy and Entertainment in late April. Reporting to BBC Studios Head of Comedy Josh Cole, Morris will oversee all BBC studio audio programming, including major Radio 4 topical shows such as The Now Show, The News Quiz And Dead Ringers. He will also oversee the year-long Comedy Contract Writers Scheme, whose alumni include Guy Jenkin (More numbers), Simon Blackwell and Georgia Pritchett (The Thick Of It, Veep), Laura Major (Famalam And Joe Lycett gets his back) and Andy Wolton, BBC Studios Comedy Productions-produced . author of trying For Apple TV+.
mContent commissions metaverse dating format from MGM-owned Concept Street
mContent, which claims to be the industry’s first tokenized content production and distribution ecosystem, has launched a chain dating from MGM-owned creator, Concept Street. The Game of Love: Dating in the Metaverse Billed as the first reality series to take place in both an adapted virtual world and a physical, real-world location. It’s based on real-life love stories and sees singles take virtual blind dates through the comfort of their Metaverse avatar before choosing the mate they’ll meet in real life. The show is currently in production and will debut later this year on the mContent web and app platform and the mContent Cineverse, a virtual theater in the Metaverse. The format is being bought internationally.