International distributor DCD Rights has signed a pact with Popkorn Television to acquire distribution rights to a slate of factual programming produced by the UK indie. DCD Rights plans to launch five such factual titles at MIPTV in Cannes next month.
The five titles being launched at MIPTV are The Lost Orphan: Mirela’s Story, follow up The Lost Orphan: A Home for Mirela, My Violent Child, London: The Inside Story and Motorway Madness. Popkorn Television, formed in in 2009 by award-winning film maker Rory Wheeler and film editor Colin Moxon, produced all five documentaries for the UK’s free-to-air broadcaster Channel 5.
“We’re delighted to announce this new agreement with Popkorn for the distribution of these factual titles globally. Rory and Colin have been very successful in building a highly experienced and dedicated team at Popkorn, which is reflected in the thought-provoking and entertaining titles they produce”, said Nicky Davies Williams, CEO of DCD Rights. “There is strong demand in the international marketplace for intelligent and high-quality documentaries for primetime schedules and we’re looking forward to showcasing this exciting slate of titles at MIP-TV in April.”
While Rory Wheeler, Managing Director of Popkorn Television, added: “We’re very pleased to team with DCD Rights in this new agreement, which will see these engaging titles presented to international audiences for the first time. DCD were our clear first choice for a distribution partner, we were very impressed by their individual approach to each and every programme, and their knowledge of the global industry will be invaluable in ensuring these titles reach their potential worldwide.”