Beyond Rights signs 4 new producer partners
July 19, 2022
Beyond Rights has struck first time representation relationships with four new producer partners: Lou Reda Productions from the US, Canada’s White Pine Pictures, Ronde Media from Australia, and Magnetic Pictures from New Zealand.
Working with Lou Reda Productions, a company best-known for its archival non-fiction titles, Beyond Rights has acquired Eyewitness WWII: Invasion Italy (2 x 60). An event mini-series, created from 100 per cent colour archival footage, the series is being produced to tie in with the 80th anniversary of the start of the Italian Campaign in 2023. The series will highlight the importance that battles in Italy and the Mediterranean played in the outcome of the war and will feature narration drawn from the ‘voices’ of wartime leaders and soldiers captured at the time in interviews, testimonials and diaries.
From White Pine Pictures, the Emmy and Sundance award-winning producers of Shake Hands with the Devil, Beyond Rights will rep the feature documentary The Con: Churchill and Roosevelt’s Secret War and the Birth of the ‘Deep State’ (1 x 90 / 1 x 60) – co-produced with Beetz Brothers Film Productions and PMA Productions for ARTE and Canada’s Super Channel.
The new partnership with Ronde Media, producers of Bondi Rescue, Outback Ringer and Here Come the Habibs, will see Beyond Rights take obs-doc series Aussie Truck Rehab (6 x 60) out for presale. Produced in association with Whistling Wolf, this brand-new series is commissioned by Warner Bros Discovery ANZ, and will air on Discovery in Australia and New Zealand in 2023. The series follows mega trucking legend Jon Kelly and his crew of restoration renegades as they buy, bling and then sell vintage road warriors across Australia.
Finally, from Magnetic Pictures, Beyond Rights has acquired Wild Heroes (9 x 30), a charming wildlife conservation series for Warner Bros Discovery ANZ, airing on Three and Three Now in 2022, which uses exclusive access to focus on important specialist work undertaken at Auckland Zoo.
“We are thrilled to have struck new relationships with such high-profile producers, each of whom is truly at the top of their game when it comes to creating quality programming with riveting storytelling”, said Sarah McCormack, EVP of acquisitions at Beyond Rights. “Beyond Rights is a perfect presale partner for such great history, reality and wildlife programming. We have long represented some of the best content in these genres and always work hard on our producers’ behalf, not solely to maximise IP but to also find the best-fit international homes and most receptive viewers for their titles. I have every confidence that these new shows will be much in demand from buyers looking for strong programme brands.”