$1.45 Billion for All3Media, Amazon Invests in Documentaries, Rights for Berlin Film Festival titles, TV Anime on Happinet and Streaming Deals

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$1.45 Billion for All3Media, Amazon Invests in Documentaries, Rights for Berlin Film Festival titles, TV Anime on Happinet and Streaming Deals

$1.45 Billion for All3Media, Amazon Invests in Documentaries, Rights for Berlin Film Festival titles, TV Anime on Happinet and Streaming Deals

In this week’s edition of the Entertainment Supply Chain Digest, dive into the $1.45 billion acquisition deal of All3Media, Amazon documentaries investments, alongside  captivating TV anime on Happinet and other latest streaming developments, join us as we delve into the dynamic world of global entertainment. Also, check out the rights for Berlin Film Festival titles to add to your catalog.

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IP Deals

Hottest IP Stories, Formats, Books, Games, Podcasts to be turned into the next big blockbuster

Production Deals

Sneak peak into recently announced production projects worldwide
  • Prime Video to Premiere Documentary on Roger Federer’s Farewell Prime Video commissions feature-length documentary by Asif Kapadia and Joe Sabia, capturing Roger Federer’s final 12 days in his tennis career, set for exclusive premiere in 240+ countries and territories.(🌐)
  • Globoplay Announces ‘Vitória’: First Cinema Original Globoplay’s first cinema Original is in the works. ‘Vitória’ stars Fernanda Montenegro and directed by Andrucha Waddington and depicts the true story of a retired woman dismantling a Rio gang. It reaffirms the platform’s dedication to Brazilian narratives and the cinematic experience. (🇧🇷)
  • MedYapım Announces ‘Korkma Ben Yanındayım’ Series MedYapım’s new series ‘Korkma Ben Yanındayım,’ directed by Merve Çolak and written by Erkan Birgören, follows the emotional journey of İnci and Aylin, starting with motherhood in high school. (🇹🇷)
  • Magnify and Film4 to Produce ‘Filipiñana’ by Rafael Manuel Magnify and Film4 have announced “Filipiñana,” a film set in the Philippines and directed by Rafael Manuel. The movie is based on Manuel’s acclaimed short film and follows Isabel, a teenage girl, as she navigates the intricacies of her new position at a prestigious golf course and country club in Manila. Production is scheduled to commence in spring 2024. (🇵🇭)
  • Amazon’s MGM Studios Teams Up for ‘Kids Are Growing Up’ Documentary Amazon’s MGM Studios collaborates with OBB Pictures for “Kids Are Growing Up,” a documentary directed by Michael D. Ratner, chronicling the rise of Australian rapper-singer the Kid Laroi.(🇺🇸)
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Season Renewals

More episodes on the way! Season Renewal Announcements
  • Amazon Confirms Renewal for 13th Season of ‘Operación Triunfo Prime Video’s ‘Operación Triunfo’ becomes Spain’s most-watched national premiere, with over 3.5 million viewers, prompting Amazon to confirm a 13th season. (🇪🇸)
  • Netflix Renews ‘Berlin’ for Second Season Netflix renews “Berlin,” a spinoff of “La Casa de Papel,” for a second season, featuring Pedro Alonso’s iconic character leading a new robbery with his band. (🌐)
  • Peacock Renews ‘Queens Court’ for Season 2 Peacock renews “Queens Court” for Season 2, featuring three celebrity queens searching for love among 22 confident men, as part of an expanded Summer of Love lineup. (🇺🇸)
  • Warner Bros. Discovery UK Orders ’90 Day Fiancé UK’ Season 4 Warner Bros. Discovery UK orders Season 4 of “90 Day Fiancé UK” from CPL Productions, set to premiere on Discovery+ in summer 2025. (🇬🇧 🇮🇪)
  • Renewal: Indigenous-Created Series ‘Chums’ Gets Second Season The CG pre-K series “Chums,” produced by Indigenous creators Eric Jackson and Leslea Mair, has been renewed for a second season. The show airs on APTN and Citytv Saskatchewan, with the first season set to premiere this spring on APTN lumi.(🇨🇦)

Distribution Deals

Distributors securing worldwide content across different genres, languages and format types
  • Rainmaker Content to Distribute Trio of Dramas from No Equal Entertainment Rainmaker Content to distribute three dramas from No Equal Entertainment, including ‘The Collector: Redux’ reboot and ‘The Work,’ a procedural drama set in Detroit, and ‘Erratic,’ a Canadian thriller coproduced with WexWorks Media.(🇨🇦🇬🇧)
  • Strand Releasing Obtains North American Rights to Dag Johan Haugerud’s ‘Sex’ from Berlinale Strand Releasing acquires North American rights to Dag Johan Haugerud’s “Sex” from Berlinale’s Panorama section, the first installment of “Sex Dreams Love” exploring sexuality and gender roles. It is set for theatrical release this fall after North American festival run. (🇩🇪 🇺🇸)
  • Animated Film ‘Rebellious’ Secures Distribution Deals at EFM 2024 “Rebellious,” an animated feature film, secures distribution deals at EFM 2024 with Dazzler Media in the UK/Ireland and The Plot Pictures in MENA/Turkey. It depicts a modern fairytale of a princess kidnapped by an evil sorcerer and her fiancé’s quest to rescue her. (🇬🇧 🇮🇪, MENA 🇹🇷)
  • Minerva Pictures International Secures Distribution for Italian Thriller ‘The Net Minerva Pictures International has secured significant distribution agreements for the Italian thriller “The Net,” with sales to Atlas Film, Russian World Vision, and Beta Film covering various territories. The film presents a gripping crime drama set in Sardinia, where a former policeman joins forces with a journalist to vindicate himself. (🇮🇹 🇩🇪 🇷🇺)
  • SND Sells Anne Fontaine’s ‘Boléro’ Biopic to Key Territories SND sells Anne Fontaine’s Maurice Ravel biopic “Boléro” to key territories, including X-Verleih, Movies Inspired, O’Brother, Gaga, Sphere, Cinemundo, Njuta, Agora, Beta, Discovery, Cirko, AJ Jet, Arna Media, and Skeye,. (🇩🇪 🇮🇹 🇯🇵Benelux, 🇨🇦 🇵🇹, Scandanavia, 🇨🇭 🇧🇬, Balkans,🇭🇺  🇹🇼 CIS)
  • Licensing opportunity: Malaysian titles

Acquisition Deals

Streamers & channels acquiring latest content across the world
  • Warner Bros. Discovery Snags ‘The Grand Tour’ and ‘Clarkson’s Farm Warner Bros. Discovery acquires Amazon Prime Video’s flagship unscripted series, “The Grand Tour” and “Clarkson’s Farm,” for its European linear networks. (🇮🇪🇬🇧)
  • Walter Presents Acquires ‘Davos 1917’ Spy Drama for North America Walter Presents has obtained the North American rights for the spy drama “Davos 1917,” which is garnering global attention with sales to RTP, Filmin, Mediaset, MTVA, and ORF. Inspired by true events, the thriller explores the emergence of European Secret Services in the final stages of World War I, centered on agents gathering in Davos. (🇮🇹 🇪🇸 🇬🇧 🇩🇪)
  • FilmSharks Seals Deals for ‘Electrophilia’ and ‘The Quiet Maid’ at EFM 2024 FilmSharks has closed deals for Lucia Puenzo’s “Electrophilia” and Miguel Faus’s “The Quiet Maid.” Starring Mariana Di Girólamo and Paula Grimaldo respectively, the films tell stories of a woman coping with post-lightning strike effects and an unlikely friendship between a Colombian maid. Acquiring companies at EFM 2024 include Warner Bros Discovery, At Entertainment, Alebrije, and Estaçao Esperança. (🇺🇸🇪🇺 🇯🇵 🇷🇺)
  • Sean Penn’s Ukraine Doc ‘Superpower’ Secures Global Distribution Deals Sean Penn’s Ukraine doc “Superpower” secures deals including Stan, Nine Network, Movistar Plus, HBO, PCCW for Now TV, DPG Media, A+E Networks/History Channel, and Kyivstar TV. (🇦🇺, 🇪🇸 CEE, BAltics, 🇦🇺 🇭🇰 🇲🇴 🇧🇪 🇩🇪 🇺🇦)
  • DCD Rights Sells 300 Hours of Premium Content to ANZ Buyers UK distributor DCD Rights sells 300 hours of premium content to buyers in ANZ, including The Travelling Auctioneers Season 2 to Nine Network, James Martin’s Spanish Adventure to Foxtel, Prue Leith: My Cotswold Kitchen to SBS Food, and Taggart series 10-18 and 23-27 to Acorn TV. TVNZ acquires non-fiction titles Secret Nazi Bases Season 3, Secrets Of The London Underground Season 2 and 3, and The Travelling Auctioneers Season 2. (🇬🇧 🇳🇿)
  • Seeking FTV/AVOD rights for Hindi content

Global Entertainment Leaders Speak

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Moses Babatope: Co-Founder, MD at FilmOne Entertainment, Group Deputy MD at Filmhouse Group

Berlin Film Festival 2024

Recent biggest releases across the globe!
  • Animated Film ‘Fox And Hare Save The Forest’ Makes Waves at Berlinale Mascha Halberstad’s animated film “Fox And Hare Save The Forest” is making waves at the Berlinale. Based on Sylvia Vanden Heede’s beloved book series, the film boasts captivating storytelling and breathtaking animation. Co-produced by Submarine, Doghouse Films, and Walking The Dog, it has sold in over 50 territories, generating worldwide anticipation. ( 🇩🇪)
  • Film Mode Entertainment Triumphs at Berlinale’s EFM Film Mode Entertainment has scored big at the Berlinale’s European Film Market (EFM), with distributors and broadcasters showing strong interest in titles like “All My Friends Are Dead,” “Blue Light,” “The Dirty South,” “Breakwater,” “My Divorce,” and more. (🇩🇪)
  • Martin Scorsese Receives Honorary Golden Bear at Berlinale Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese received the Honorary Golden Bear for Lifetime Achievement at the Berlin Film Festival. Renowned director Wim Wenders paid tribute to Scorsese’s iconic contributions to cinema, spanning decades with classics like “Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull,” and more. Scorsese’s innovative storytelling and profound impact on the industry cement his status as one of the greatest filmmakers ever. ( 🇩🇪)
  • Mati Diop’s ‘Dahomey, with Dahomey’ Wins Berlinale Golden Bear Mati Diop’s documentary ‘Dahomey, with Dahomey’ earned the prestigious Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. The film delves into the history of the former West African kingdom of Dahomey, now part of Benin. Founded in the 17th century by King Houegbadja, Dahomey flourished under his and his descendants’ leadership for three centuries. It boasted a thriving local economy, a well-organized administration, a taxation system, and a formidable army, notably featuring the legendary Amazon women warriors.(🇩🇪)

Partnerships / M&A

Cross-Border Collaborations, Joint Ventures, M&A and Partnerships!

Companies Making Headlines

Launch and Expansions of facilities, studios, services & technologies

Featured New Specializations

Global innovations & breakthroughs in the Entertainment supply-chain
  • Blackmagic Camera Update Enhances URSA Broadcast G2 Features Blackmagic Camera 8.5.1 update for URSA Broadcast G2 adds support for Blackmagic Cloud workflows, simultaneous proxy recording, reduced SDI output latency, and SRT streaming protocol support.(🇺🇸)
  • Puget Systems Unveils Customizable Storage Solutions at HPA Tech Retreat 2024 Puget Systems launches customizable, software-defined storage solutions at HPA Tech Retreat 2024, providing flexible, reliable, and powerful systems for post-production workflows.(🇺🇸)
  • Sony Launches Compact FE 24-50mm F2.8 G Zoom Lens for α Cameras Sony Electronics launches the compact FE 24-50mm F2.8 G zoom lens for α cameras, offering high-resolution performance and creative flexibility with a constant aperture, ideal for diverse photography and videography needs. (🌐)
  • Mediartis Upgrades Resource Management for Media & Entertainment Mediartis is enhancing its resource management, casting, and privacy solutions to streamline collaboration, casting workflows, and legal data protection for the expanding freelancer and artist workforce in the Media & Entertainment industry. The platform centralizes contractor resources, supporting agility and efficient collaboration. (🇫🇷)
  • LG Electronics Introduces LG Miraclass Cinema LED Screens LG Electronics debuts LG Miraclass, a cinema LED screen brand with four models (14sq m to 101sq m) offering self-emissive LED pixels, 24-bit color processing, and Dolby compatibility.(🌐)

Localization & Post-Production

Latest updates in the world of content Localization & Post-Production

Animation, VFX & Virtual Production

Latest global updates in Animation, Visual Effects VFX & Virtual Production
  • VINZI Introduces Atlux λ Unreal Engine Plugin for Realistic Rendering VINZI unveils Atlux λ, an Unreal Engine plugin for 3D artists, simplifying hyper-realistic lighting and rendering with real-time results.(🌐)
  • Equipson Unveils myStage VP Software for Virtual Production Equipson unveiled myStage VP software at ISE 2024, a groundbreaking virtual production tool allowing artists to create dynamic virtual stages with immersive lighting effects for live streaming on popular platforms. (🇪🇸)
  • Cinesite Launches VIS Division for Visualisation Services Cinesite has introduced Cinesite VIS, a visualisation division focusing on previs, virtual production, techvis, and postvis services, complementing its existing concept and pipeline departments. Led by Richard Clarke, Head of Visualisation, the team enhances creative collaboration throughout the filmmaking process. (🇨🇦)
  • Reallusion Updates iClone Unreal Live Link for Enhanced Animation Transfer Reallusion’s iClone Unreal Live Link 1.3 update introduces features like baking iClone animations to a single Unreal Engine sequence for easier transfer of crowd simulations and support for parallel processing.(🌐)
  • Quasar Science Unveils Ossium Ladder: Revolutionizing Lighting for Virtual Production Quasar Science’s Ossium Ladder redefines lighting, offering creators unparalleled flexibility. Designed for virtual production, it supports dynamic light walls, revolutionizing the visual and production experience.(🌐)
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FAST Channels

World of FAST channels & related market moves
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