Zodiak Rights is staying in business with StoryVault Films.
The international distribution division of Zodiak Media – the superindie whose UK companies are behind such shows as Being Human and Drifters – has extended its first look deal with independent production company StoryVault Films, which specialises in factual, factual entertainment and drama-documentary formats.
The extension, which follows the initial agreement inked by the two companies in 2012, will see Zodiak Rights handle international distribution on a slew of StoryVault Films’ productions including Me & My Guide Dog, Portrait Artist of the Year (available as both format and finished programme), Judith Kerr: Hitler, The Tiger & Me, Diana: Her Story The Book That Changed Everything, The Hay Sessions and The Book Show.
“We are delighted to be renewing our relationship with StoryVault Films, particularly at such an exciting juncture with a raft of new commissions and the establishment of Portrait Artist of The Year as a stand-out, returning brand, which we are putting our full muscle behind both as finished episodes and format”, said Andreas Lemos, Zodiak Rights’ Vice-President of Acquisitions.
Since inking that initial first look deal, Zodiak Rights has racked up a number of sales for StoryVault Films. The company has previously sold Diana: Her Story The Book That Changed Everything to BBC Worldwide in Africa and Poland and Portrait Artist Of The Year to The Arts Channel in New Zealand. Zodiak Rights has also sold Diana: Her Story The Book That Changed Everything, Judith Kerr: Hitler, The Tiger & Me and Portrait Artist Of The Year to Foxtel in Australia.