Beta Film has acquired world rights to TNT Serie’s The Valley – In The Mist Of Silence. The original production is a six-part drama that was originally made for the Turner Broadcasting System Deutschland-owned network. It follows a man who wakes in a strange town unable to remember his own name as mysterious goings-on unfold around him. Friedrich Muecke stars with Antje Traue and Gudrun Landgrebe. The series is made by Bantry Bay Productions and Twenty Four 9 Films with Beta screening the first images here at Mip-TV. Beta on Sunday screened images from its new series Line Of Separation, a drama inspired by a real German town that was divided into two, literally, by democracy and communism beginning in 1945. It hails from the producers of Oscar winner The Lives Of Others and aired locally to strong ratings on ZDF. In addition, footage was shown of Starfighter, a two-hour event drama based on the true, but little-recounted, story of the postwar scandal of the F-104 plane which became known as the “widow maker” after more than 100 pilots died flying it. Beta Film had planned to start sales on the 6M euro film from Zeitsprung Pictures and RTL here at Mip but has delayed the launch in the wake of the recent Germanwings tragedy.
Content Television has acquired international distribution rights to Thinking Man Films’ Patterns Of Evidence: The Exodus. The feature-length documentary by Timothy Mahoney chronicles an in-depth archaeological investigation in Egypt as a team attempts to corroborate the biblical text. Twelve years in the making, the film builds a case that sheds new light on the story.
Keshet International’s new game show format Trade Up has been sold to Romanian commercial broadcaster, Prima TV. The channel has commissioned 15 episodes of the trivia competition that gives families the chance to drive away in their dream car.
FremantleMedia International will handle global distribution rights outside the U.S. to CNN Original series The Seventies. The eight-part documentary is produced for CNN by Playtone’s Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and by Mark Herzog. A look at a decade that had a profound impact on America, it covers iconic and unknown milestones. The earlier series, The Sixties, sold into 43 territories worldwide. Here’s a brief teaser for The Seventies which airs on CNN this summer: