Mipcom News Roundup: ‘Queen of the World,’ ‘Fashion Hero,’ FilmRise-Eagle Rock, Pabst to ProSieben
In today’s roundup the Queen conquers new territories, social media and reality TV seek to create change, North America gets ready to rock and ProSiebenSat.1 taps Pabst for new executive position.
‘Queen of the World’ Lands in New Territories
Leading broadcasters in the Netherland’s RTL and Norway’s NRK were two of a number of broadcasters announced to have secured rights to “Queen of the World,” a two-part docuseries on Queen Elizabeth II. The series recently aired on HBO in the U.S. and had previously secured broadcast deals in nearly 90 countries in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Origionally commissioned by U.K. broadcaster ITV, the series is produced by Oxford Films. The two, one-hour episodes go behind the scenes and offer insight into the life of the Monarch as a leading figure in the world and the head of the royal family.
“The Fashion Hero” Goes Global, Gets Second Season
Beauty World Search and Electus announced a co-production and distribution deal for their series “The Fashion Hero.” The deal will see Electus produce and distribute season two, and included worldwide distribution rights on season one as well. The company will be collaborating with BWS sales agents Sue Green and Eric Mueller. Hosted by reality star Brooke Hogan, the series mixes its unscripted format with a social media movement in the aim of celebrating diversity while disrupting established trends in the fashion industry. Season one enjoyed international success with broadcasters such as Televisa in Latin America and Lifetime in Turkey, as well as a host of eastern European and Baltic territories.