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Factory catches Log Cabin Fever

The distribution arm of UK-based Factory Media has expanded its slate with the acquisition of sales rights to factual entertainment series Log Cabin Fever.

The deal with LA-based 1895 Films is for worldwide rights, and has been followed by presales to Viasat Expore in Europe and Blue Ant Media’s Cottage Life TV in Canada.

It comprises six of the 100 hours Factory is bringing to Cannes, alongside other series such as skateboarder doc I am Thalente, car manufacture series Making of a Supercar, and Drone Wars, which is another 6x60mins effort.

Log Cabin Fever comes from 1895 Films founder and documentarian Tom Jennings. The show follows Charlie Norman and his sons as they scour the mountains of Tennessee, Virginia and the Carolinas in the US to discover and give new life to antique log cabins.

Log Cabin Fever is much more than a typical build-show,” said Jennings, who developed the show with Factory. “This series goes deep inside the lives of some of the most colorful characters you will see on television.

“Developing the series with Factory Media has allowed us to create a program that combines man-against-nature exploration, long-forgotten stories hidden in mountain ‘hollers,’ and the construction of amazing structures built by the world’s best craftsmen – all wrapped up in full-time entertainment.”

The show is currently in pre-production and due for delivery later this year.

Factory head of acquisitions Georgie Eyre brokered the deal with Jennings.

Factory launched its sales arm under Eyre’s Off the Fence colleague Bo Stehmeier, though he exited for Red Arrow International in January.