Deals: Incendo, Cineflix Rights, WildBrain Spark

Incendo sparks a new deal with Fox Entertainment, Cineflix Rights secures international deals for An Ordinary Woman and WildBrain Spark lands Power Players.

Montreal’s Incendo has struck a deal with Fox Entertainment to oversee program sales of its unscripted content in Canada, including format sales of its unscripted IP. Among the series Incendo will represent in Canada are The Masked Singer (pictured) and I Can See Your Voice, which are produced by in-house studio Fox Alternative Entertainment, as well as the Znak & Co.-produced Ultimate Tag and 24 Hours to Hell and Back, produced by Gordon Ramsay’s Studio Ramsay. Fox Entertainment was formed in 2019 following Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox, which Incendo previously held a distribution deal with under its Incendo/Fox joint venture. Incendo is currently in talks with Canadian broadcasters and production companies on potential format deals, according to the release.

Cineflix Rights

Cineflix Rights has acquired the rights to the second season of the Russian scripted drama An Ordinary Woman (8 x 60 minutes), produced by Moscow-based 1-2-3 Production and Look Film. The U.K. distribution arm of Cineflix Media has already secured sales for both seasons to SBS Australia and Canal+ Poland, while New Zealand’s TVNZ has picked up the first season. An Ordinary Woman follows the story of a woman who secretly runs a prostitution ring in Moscow. Cineflix Rights picked up worldwide rights to season one in 2018. An Ordinary Woman was the first Russian drama series to make the shortlist for the Séries Mania festival in 2018.  Cineflix Rights holds worldwide sales rights for a number of  international dramas, including the U.K. hit Marcella and its French adaptation Rebecca.

WildBrain Spark

L.A. prodco ZAG and France’s ON Kids and Family have tapped AVOD network WildBrain Spark to manage superhero series Power Players on YouTube. WildBrain Spark will bring episodes to the platform and launch a paid-media campaign for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

Co-produced by ZAG and ON Kids & Family, the 78 x 11-minute action-adventure follows a young boy who transforms into an action figure and goes on adventures with a team of toys. Aimed at kids seven and up, the series premiered on Cartoon Network, and was picked up by Netflix earlier this year.

With files from Kidscreen