UK & U.S. Deals For Horror Comedy ‘The Leech’ (Exclusive); Viaplay Norway Original; Cineflix Rights CEE Sales; Estonian TV Drama To Oz; UK Unscripted Fund; Brian Walsh Re-Upped — Global Briefs

Arrow strikes horror picture rights’ for UK and USlecho,

Specific, Arrow Films Eric Penikoff’s Christmas horror comedy has been acquired in the UK, Ireland, the US and Canada. lecho, which is scheduled to have its world premiere tomorrow (June 23) at the Chattanooga Film Festival. A December 2022 release is planned. In the film, a devout priest welcomes a struggling couple to his home at Christmas time. What begins as a simple act of kindness becomes the ultimate test of faith after the sanctity of his home is threatened. Jeremy Gardner, Graham Skipper and Taylor Gardner star in the main cast. Writer-director Eric Penikoff commented: “Working with Arrow Films has been a dream come true. Having been a fan of theirs since the beginning of my filmmaking career, I can’t think of a better home for this lecho To live in all your leisure madness. Between its streaming premiere on Deluxe Edition Blu-ray and Arrow, Kevin and his team have cemented the film’s place among a long string of truly great titles. Quentin Tarantino said there’s a reason Arrow is the only streamer he’s subscribed to. , lecho It was produced by Eric Pennikoff, Scott Smith and Adeline Pennikoff.

Viaplay Norwegian comedy-drama ‘Down’ orders from screenwriter Tina Rygho

Wyplay’s latest Norwegian original dark comedy-drama belowStarring Maria Ostgulan (made in oslo) as a young woman whose life has been turned upside down by a traffic accident. It is the first series by screenwriter Tina Raegh (SIGGER CAN’T LEAD, basic bitch) and will be directed by Siri Seljaseth (young and promising) It premieres this fall. The long line reads: “After one night, Fanny is involved in an accident that kills her best friend Kurt and leaves her paralyzed from the waist down. Fanny is forced to live with her sister Being away from her since childhood, there is always a longing to return to her fourth floor apartment and her old life.” below (Norwegian title: nede) is produced by Bard Fjlsrud and Aurora Björnhog in Monster Scripted, with Tanya Nanette Badendik executive producer for Viaplay Group. The series is distributed worldwide by Wyplay Content Sales.

Cineflix secures pre-NATPE Budapest CEE deal

Next week ahead of NATPE Budapest, Cineflix Rights has closed several international deals with Central and Eastern European and Southern Mediterranean broadcasters. Tanveer has bought all three seasons of ITV and Netflix thriller marcella For ERT in Greece, while Disney+ has taken one season out of Canada’s process coroner To the Balkans and Bulgaria. Real Crime Sales Includes the Reelz Series john Wayne Gacy: Killer Clown Revenge going to TV JOJ (Czech Republic); battle of alcatrazu, originally also sold for reelz to AMC Networks International for its spectrum channels in Central Europe and FTV Prima (Czech Republic); and the second season of True Crime Network murder case Selling to AETN (Poland). Meanwhile, Kino (Poland) has acquired covert nazi campaign for its stopklatka channel and smart home nation for zoom tv

Australia’s SBS acquires Estonian drama ‘Traitor’ from India’s GoQuest Media

Australian broadcaster SBS acquires local AVOD rights traitor, is a scripted thriller series produced by multi-service provider Elisa Estonia and Estonian public broadcaster ERR. The Eastern European drama is written by award-winning playwright and screenwriter Martin Elgus and stars Tambet Tuisk.little comrade, O2), who was named Best Actor at the 2020 Estonian Film and Television Awards for his performance. Inspired by the recent espionage scandals in Estonia, the drama begins just before Estonia joins NATO in 2004 and becomes a top target for Russian intelligence. Greed and a need for recognition prompt new recruit Alfred Vint (Tambet Tusk) to ally with Russian intelligence, leading to a cat-and-mouse game with determined young Estonian counter-intelligence officer Marko Arak (Viko Porkanen). Proceeds. “Estonia is emerging as a new region in the premium drama space,” said Heidi Ireland, SBS On Demand and World Movies Channel Manager.

UK’s Unscripted TV Skills Fund generates $1.63M in first year

ScreenSkills Unscripted TV Skills Fund has generated £1.33M ($1.63M) in its first year. The fund was established to future-proof UK unscripted TV and replace investment in its workforce and its first year focused on improving training, focusing on a collective approach that strengthens inclusion and enhances the availability of skilled crew and talent. The UK has been troubled by a lack of numbers in its workforce for some time, especially since global streamers have begun to focus original production efforts in the country. The fund’s first anniversary is being marked by a panel discussion at the Sheffield Dockfest on Monday 27 June. In April, ITV and Amazon Prime Video signed up for the fund, which included founding investors BBC and Channel 4 and founding partners Sky, A+E Networks UK and Discovery UK. Channel 5 and Netflix joined in September last year.

Foxtel veteran Brian Walsh inks deal with Australian pay-TV giant

Long-serving Foxtel executive Brian Walsh has extended his consulting agreement with the Australian pay-TV conglomerate, meaning he will provide insights on local content strategy and industry relationships, and lead the Foxtel Original Drama division. Has been a member of renowned executive twelve Since the company’s founding in 1995, the commissioner has served as Foxtel’s senior management team and as executive director of television for more than two decades. His new role officially makes him the acting director of the drama. “I have enjoyed every moment of my journey with Foxtel and am delighted to have signed on for another term and under new arrangements that will allow me to tell more Australian stories, and open up some new business opportunities more broadly.” Which I love the most within the entertainment industry,” he said.