'Moby Dick,' 'Haven,' Pilcher pics among top-sellers
TMG’s sales arm TM Intl. sold “Moby Dick,” which stars William Hurt and Charlie Cox, to HBO in Poland, Carmen Video for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, and Medallion Media in Japan. The $25 million adaptation of the Herman Melville classic premiered this summer on Starz/Encore in the U.S. and last month on Germany’s RTL. TM Intl. also inked a number of deals for TMG’s English-language miniseries adapted from Rosamunde Pilcher’s bestselling romance novels. “Shades of Love” went to Soulmedia for Scandinavia and Antena 3 in Spain; the “Four Seasons” collection was licensed to Universal in Australia, along with two TV movies based on the novels of Pilcher’s son Robin Pilcher, “A Risk Worth Taking” and “Starting Over.” The first season of eOne’s mystery series “Haven,” based on Stephen King’s “The Colorado Kid,” sold to Italian pubcaster RAI and Leopolis for the CIS. Universal Networks, which recently renewed the show for a third season, airs it on all Syfy channels worldwide. TM Intl. also closed a library package deal with DT Prods. for the CIS that includes “Terminator 2,” “Universal Soldier” and “Basic Instinct.”
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