Cineflix Rights takes Inside Taronga Zoo worldwide
Cineflix Rights has pre-sold newly acquired Australian wildlife documentary series Inside Taronga Zoo to Nat Geo Wild (US) and Channel 4’s More 4 (UK).
Inside Taronga Zoo (10×60’, McAvoy Media, aka Taronga: Who’s Who In The Zoo for Nine Network Australia) follows the 240 keepers and vets caring for 5,000 animals in the zoo’s spectacular Sydney harbour location and out in the field. From the complex logistical task of moving large wild animals and conducting emergency surgery in a state-of-the art wildlife hospital, to the important conservation work the zoo’s staff carry out rehabilitating and releasing animals back into their wild habitats in Africa and Asia, the series reveals life behind the scenes at one of the world’s most famous zoos.
Kate Laffey, VP Acquisitions, Cineflix Rights who brokered the deal with McAvoy Media said: “Audiences worldwide are fascinated by the daily lives and work of zookeepers and their relationships with the animals of all shapes and sizes they look after. These early pre-sales to Nat Geo Wild and More 4 demonstrate Inside Taronga Zoo’s winning combination of an iconic institution that has global recognition, with the strength and quality of McAvoy’s production, and we’re confident the series will be snapped up by buyers internationally.”
John McAvoy, CEO, McAvoy Media added: “Taronga Zoo is a much-loved magical place, and with all they have going on, it’s a very special time to be granted access to film there. Thanks to Kate and the team at Cineflix Rights, we’ll soon be able to share these amazing stories with viewers here in Australia and around the world. I’m delighted with the results they’ve already got with these pre-sales to Nat Geo Wild and More 4, and look forward to many more to come.”
The deal with Nat Geo Wild was brokered by Lucinda Gergley-Garner SVP, Sales, North America and German Speaking Territories, with Ben Noot, Director, Global Acquisitions at National Geographic. Sandra Piha, SVP, Sales, Pan-Regional, UK, Eire, and Scandinavia closed the More 4 deal with Polly Scates, Programme Acquisitions Executive at Channel 4.
For more information, contact Mark Ogle at OH Communications (for Cineflix Rights): firstname.lastname@example.org / +44 (0) 7789 981561
About Cineflix Rights
Cineflix Rights is the UK’s largest independent TV content distributor, providing premium programming from leading international producers to more than 500 broadcasters and platforms worldwide. Our diverse catalogue spans the full range of factual genres, as well as scripted series and formats. Established in 2002, Cineflix Rights is based in London and part of the Cineflix Media group of companies.