Mumbai: Peace Arch Entertainment Group, an integrated global entertainment company, announced that it closed major television and DVD deals on 18 titles in 14 territories at April’s MIPTV market held in Cannes, France, the best showing in the company’s history.
"We are pleased to report robust sales on a wide variety of new and catalogue titles at this important international television market," said Peace Arch Entertainment president-COO John Flock. "Over the past year performance at MIPTV and the other major television markets has become an increasingly important part of our business plan, and it will become even more so as we execute the planned expansion of our television production, acquisition and sales business over the next few quarters."
Peace Arch licensed its explosive four-hour mini-series Guns to RTL2 in Germany, Free Dolphin in Spain, Nu Metro in South Africa, and Movie Network in Australia.
The Peace Arch sales team, led by international sales chief Kevin Byles, also made sales on other new product including Never Cry Werewolf, crime drama The Last Hit Man, and the heart-warming family drama Ace of Hearts. Licensees include Nu Metro, Movie Network, BskyB in the United Kingdom, RTE in Ireland, Phoenicia in the Middle East, Daro in Eastern Europe and Lime-Light in Benelux.
Other sales were made on the feature drama Guantanamero, the Tom Green comedies Shred and Shred 2, the Stephen Rea thriller Devil’s Mercy, and the Lucy Liu/Cillian Murphy romantic comedy Watching the Detectives.
Lifestyle TV programming sold by Peace Arch at MIPTV included the series Bulging Brides, which was acquired by WEtv for Spain and Latin America.