Margery Bone and Sacha Alexander’s independent production company Bonafide Films, whose recent productions include Talking To The Dead for Sky Living and Undercover for UKTV’s Dave channel, has signed a development deal with the German-based international distributor ZDF Enterprises.
Per this new deal, ZDF Enterprises will provide Bonafide Films with financial investment in the form of international co-production agreements, acquisitions and licensing deals. In addition, ZDFE will also distribute Bonafide Films’ content internationally, including their most recent drama production Talking To The Dead. The deal was brokered by Bonafide Films’ co-founder Margery Bone and ZDFE’s Tasja Abel and Karoline Meichsner-Sertl.
“We are huge fans of ZDF Enterprises’ work on quality crime shows such as ‘The Bridge’ and ‘The Killing’ and their expert network for international distribution”, said Margery Bone, Executive Producer and co-founder of Bonafide Films. “We very much share the same taste in captivating, high-end productions, so we’re tremendously pleased to be working together on ‘Talking to the Dead’ for Sky Living in the UK – and for this relationship to now extend into a development one is a very exciting opportunity for us.”
While Fred Burcksen, Chief Operating Officer at ZDF Enterprises, added: “Bonafide Films is a very promising company with great talent attached. There is a great fit with their development focus and the ZDF Enterprises catalogue, and we very much look forward to working together.”