Company eager for TV, movie rights
LONDON — U.K. independent Odyssey, best known for its True Story movie brand, is re-entering the TV and film market this fall.Co-founder Adrian Munsey, who bowed the outfit in 1981 before selling out to Prism Leisure in 2006, is looking to acquire TV and movie rights, and develop content for the international market. Odyssey, with a catalogue of more than 200 hours of fare, has signed a deal with FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) for sales and distribution. In addition to the True Story mark, Odyssey specializes in docus about the British royal family. Latest projects include ”William and Kate: Into the Future,” and a show timed to coincide with British monarch Queen Elizabeth 11′s diamond jubilee. RAI’s ”Cefalonia,” which claims to recount the true story of best selling novel ”Captain Corelli’s Mandolin,” is a recent acquisition. Said Munsey: ”I am looking for feature films that are below the radar, but which have a strong emotional impact.” Odyssey, which will be exhibiting at Mipcom, is prepping its own internet portal and will make its fare available on iTunes.