Abacus Media Rights (AMR), an Amcomri Entertainment company, has secured a number of key international deals across London-based independent Nevision’s slate of factual and scripted shows.
Commissioned by ITV in the UK and RTE in Ireland in association with Topic in the US, factual series, the BAFTA and RTS Award-winning The Missing Children – a True Vision and Nevision production – has been picked up by both ABC and Foxtel in Australia, Canal+ in France and its French Speaking territories, Paramount for Germany, AMC Networks International for Spain and Portugal, Topic for the USA and Canada, TV2 in Denmark, TV4 Sweden, MTV Oy in Finland, VRT Belgium, Bell Media for French Canada, Planète+Crime in France and its French Speaking territories and by Sundance Now – UK/Ireland.
Focusing on the Tuam mother and baby home where 796 babies have disappeared, with some found buried in a sewage tank, The Missing Children (available as 3 x 45’ and 1 x 90’ versions) tells the powerful story of survivors and families uncovering the truth. The series has also made the documentary shortlist for this year’s coveted Prix Italia awards.
Pale Sister, a 75’ one woman play produced by Angelica Films and Nevision in association with Riverside Studios, commissioned by BBC Arts, has been picked up globally (excluding the UK) by Marquee TV, the premium arts streaming service. Written by celebrated author Colm Tóibín for award-winning actress Lisa Dwan and directed by Sir Trevor Nunn, the play reimagines Sophocles’ Greek tragedy of Antigone from the point of view of her sister, Ismene.
Both productions were Executive Produced by Anne Morrison, Creative Director, Factual programming at Nevision. Commenting on the deals she said: “As producers our aim is to make programmes that resonate with both a local and international audience. Both of these shows have universal themes and we are thrilled that they have all found homes on global broadcast platforms.”
Jonathan Ford, Managing Director at Abacus Media Rights comments, “We’re delighted to be working with Nevision. We are pleased that so many platforms and broadcasters internationally have acquired these titles and look forward to announcing further sales.”