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MIPCOM slates – Passion, D360 & Flame

Passion Distribution

JapandemoniumUK-based Passion is taking some 300 new hours to Cannes next week.

Toplining is the format slate is social experiment series The Class Next Door, while eye-popping clip show Japandemonium (pictured) leads the finished tape slate.

The Class Next door is a 4x60mins series from Passion stablemate Firecracker Films that sees parents under the same curriculum as their child – in a classroom adjacent to their children.

Other big shows include Big Freedia Bounces Back season six and Transcendent season two. There will also be a formats push for Robot Wars.

Read our Show of the Week report on Japandemonium here

 

Distribution360

Diane RankinThere are ten new series launching at MIPCOM this year through Canada’s Distribution360.

The new programmes includes children’s and family-focused 26x30mins Give, which is being sold as finished tape and a format. It follows celebrities as they hand a life line to overlooked charities.

Also on the kids front is animated preschool show Genius Genie, about a well-meaning genie, and live action preschool show I’m Ready (WT).

On the unscripted from is World War II series WW2 Treasure Hunters, paranormal-themed Terror in the Woods, motorbikes-meet-American-history-themed American Ride. There is also Titanic Stories From the Deep.

“We strive to supply content that offers co-viewing and broad appeal to meet international demand,” said Diane Rankin, senior VP of international at D360. “This slate underpins our commitment to these genres and the kind of shows and formats we feel will resonate with worldwide buyers and audiences.”

 

Flame Distribution

Scrap KingsAustralia’s Flame Distribution has 200 new hours for buyers.

Lead titles include Scrap Kings (pictured), which comes from Back2Back and follows demolition teams as they blast through tired structures.

The Lion Queen is a factual series in which Andi Rive relocates her lion sanctuary to South Africa.

On the science front is Real Futures, for petrolheads is Bike Channel’s Bike World and history is toplined by BBC Studios’ A Stitch in Time.

There are also new docs such as Bandy Y Productions’ dinosaurs-meet-climate change-focused The Dinosaur Echo, Moondance Films’ American church child abuse scandal Dark Secret, and Frank Lloyd Wright: The Man Who Built America, which is from Wildflame Productions.

“Flame is excited to be working with over 160 talented producers from around the world as we continue to grow and expand our catalogue but equally we feel proud to come to the market with many returning series,” said Flame’s director of content sales and acquisitions, Fiona Gilroy.