Company takes rights to teen saga
LONDON — Global distributor FremantleMedia Enterprises plans to beef up its activity in the Australian drama market after acquiring international rights to upcoming multi-platform teen saga “Slide.”“Slide” is believed to be Oz’s first ever drama that will bow with an online prequel followed by conventional transmissions on Foxtel next April. The distrib has signed first-look agreements with drama shingles in the U.S. and the U.K. and is keen to do likewise Down Under. Meanwhile, FME has recently completed a sale of season three of the Australian Film Institute award nominated sex worker drama “Satisfaction” to HBO Latin America. FME said the show, acquired in January 2008, has sold to more than 70 countries including the U.S., Japan and Russia.