News round-up: All3 takes ‘Total Control’ from Keshet; India’s Lionsgate Play strikes BBCS first; Cineflix partners with Hayley Orrantia[addthis tool="addthis_inline_share_toolbox_p9bf"]
All3 strikes Blackfella Films deal
All3Media International has struck a new deal with Australian producer Blackfella Films that will see it managing worldwide sales of political thriller Total Control.
The show, which was ordered by the ABC in Australia, was co-created by and stars Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under) and is in development on its second season, with plans to shoot early in 2021.
It will continue the story of a charismatic and contradictory Indigenous woman catapulted into government as part of a cynical power play.
Keshet International will retain tape and format rights to the first season in North America.
Maartje Horchner, EVP of content at All3Media International, said: “This intelligent contemporary drama plays into the timely, global issue of black and First Nation rights, as Alex’s journey to represent her Australian Indigenous community at the top level of politics becomes fraught with game play and complexity.”
Darren Dale, MD/producer at Blackfella Films, added: “We’d like to thank Keshet International on their tremendous work on setting up the show and are delighted to be able to take the series forward and continue Alex’s story with All3Media International onboard as the international funding partner for series two.”
Cineflix partners with ‘Goldbergs’ star for reality renovation show
Cineflix Productions has partnered with US actor and musician Hayley Orrantia (The Goldbergs) and her Snot Panda Productions to produce a new home renovation series with the working title Legacy Builds.
The reality series follows Orrantia as she takes charge of her family’s century-old Nashville-based home construction business as they navigate family dynamics, their clients’ real estate dreams, and on-site surprises to renovate spectacular homes.
“Legacy Builds brings together one of TV’s best-loved daughters, a thriving family business, and one of the hottest real estate markets in the US,” said J.C. Mills, president and commercial director, Cineflix Productions. “It’s a family affair, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it.”