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Planete Plus orders Munich hostage thriller Doc

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary, the French broadcaster Planete Plusth Anniversary of the hostage-taking that shook up the Munich Olympics on September 5, 1972. Written by Philippe Saada, Yossi Melman and cinematographer Marc Dugain, the documentary is narrated by three protagonists who were present at the original event where Israeli athletes were taken hostage by Palestinian black September terrorists: an ex-terrorist, a Member of the German police and a Mossad agent. Doc combines this 360° view with archives of exclusive testimonies and revelations from declassified documents.

Executive Producers for Pernel Media are Fabrice Frank and Samuel Kissous. The feature document was commissioned by Christine Cauquelin of Planete Plus, Director of Documentaries at Canal Plus Group.

NBCU’s SYFY series The Ark sold to Electric Entertainment

Los Angeles-based Electric Entertainment has signed a multi-territory deal with NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-To-Consumer for its SYFY US original television series The Ark. These areas include SYFY in France, Spain and Portugal and SCIFI in the Balkans and Poland. The deal also extends to the licensing of Leverage: Redemption (Season 2), Almost Paradise (Season 2), 13th Street” and “Diva” in select areas. Ordered direct from SYFY in the US as a 12-episode series, The Ark is set 100 years in the future when missions to colonize planets to ensure human survival began. The series is currently filmed in Belgrade, Serbia.

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Norwegian pubcaster NRK commissions Leonard Cohen Dramatic Series

Norwegian pubcaster NRK has commissioned London-based Buccaneer Media and Oslo-based Redpoint Productions to produce the dramatic series So Long, Marianne, based on the life of legendary folk singer Leonard Cohen and his muse Marianne Ihlen.

NRK retains the rights to distribute the (8 x 45′) English/Norwegian language series for Norway and Scandinavia. The series is set at Ihlen’s home in Oslo, as well as London, New York and Montreal, with most of it taking place on the Greek island of Hydra, where they lived in the 1960s. Developed by Ingeborg Klyve, Øystein Karlsen and Tony Wood and written by Redpoint’s Øystein Karlsen, So Long, Marianne will be produced in partnership with Connect3 Media, who will support the Canadian elements of the production. Production will begin in February 2023.

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Zee Content introduces MipTV Slate

Mumbai-based Zee Content Sales unveils a MipTV board full of family, romance, costume drama and action films. The licensing and syndication arm of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), which promotes one of the world’s largest libraries of creative and broadcast entertainment content, is launching 40 new shows launched over the past two years. Ashok Namboodiri, Chief Business Officer for International Business at ZEEL, said: “MIPTV 2022 will set the trend for all of the year’s upcoming marketplaces, with industry players looking forward to connecting ‘in person’ again.” Zee’s lineup includes Bollywood Action movies, led by “Sooryavanshi”, “Sanak”, “Squad”, “URI – The Surgical Strike”; Sport & Drama – “Rashmi Rocket” and top drama series: “Bhagya Lakshmi”, “Kundali Bhagya”; Costume – “Kashibai Bajirao Ballal” and Culinary & Lifestyle – “Baker’s Table”.

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https://variety.com/2022/tv/global/miptv-planete-plus-nbcu-nrk-zee-content-1235222661/ MipTV News: Planete Plus. NBCU, NRK, Zee content

Charles Jones

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