Love in Chains Goes to Spain, The Sniffer is Getting Adapted in India, and Much More: a Fruitful Half a Year Under Lockdown for FILM.UA Distribution

• 12.10.2020

Let’s elaborate on the most important deals and achievements of the FILM.UA Distribution from March to October 2020.

During the lockdown, the film industry continued to work, but in new forms adapted to the current circumstances. Festivals, content markets, and screenings moved online, and the sales to the TV and VOD-services actually went up, significantly so. FILM.UA Distribution managed to utilize this opportunity to a great effect. 

In April, the company made deals on selling a popular costume drama Love in Chains in a couple of new territories: Japan (distributed by A.K.Company), Czechia (TV channel Prima), and Spain (TV channel Divinity, a part of Mediaset España).

In May, one of the leading integrated co-productions in India, AK Entertainments, acquired an option for adaptation of The Sniffer detective series’ to show on one of the local video platforms. Simultaneously, the 4th season of the series premiered in the North American territory on one of the top global VOD Platforms – Amazon Prime.

The first Ukrainian noir detective series Hide and Seek has also expanded its geography. The series was acquired by the following TV channels: Rai (Italy), Canal+ (Poland), FTV Prima (Czechia), ETV (Estonia), LRT (Lithuania), and Lumière (Benelux countries). Besides, the project was sold to the streaming service Walter Presents in the USA and anglophone Canada territories. Also, Hide and Seek will be shown in Germany. An international Distributor of the project is ZDF Enterprises.

In June, on the online film market Marché du Film, FILM.UA Distribution made several deals regarding the rights in the full-feature films from the FILM.UA Group’s catalog. And in late July, the company took part in the Shanghai Film Market, which happened online during the 23rd Shanghai International Film Festival.

In early August, KARTINA.TV company created a separate video-catalog for FILM.UA’s full-feature films, series, and TV-projects. This list is headlined by the Sniffer detective series.

On the Beijing Film Market, FILM.UA Distribution has also presented many projects of the Group’s catalogue.

In September, the company presented Love in Chains costume drama and The Rising Hawk historical action film on Virtual Screenings Autumn 2020, organized by Prensario International.

Next, FILM.UA Distribution is going to participate in MIPCOM Online+ 2020 – the world’s biggest content market, this year it went online, too. It is going to happen on October 12th to 16th. We wish FILM.UA Distribution good luck and wait for exciting news to follow!