DEKKOO takes on Spectrum

PRESS RELEASE 17/09/2020 DEKKOO TAKES ON SPECTRUM British director and producer Kieron Moore and British distributor Videoplugger are delighted to announce that LGBT film Spectrum has been picked up in a deal with Dekkoo, and will be released on their platform in original language. Spectrum (37′, 2019) A drag king and a trans woman explore…

Red Zones shortlisted by Content Innovation Awards

RED ZONES SHORTLISTED FOR CONTENT INNOVATION AWARDS 2020 We are incredibly happy to announce that RED ZONES has been shortlisted by Content Innovation Awards within the category of “Best Documentary Series”. Check out the shortlist here. At Videoplugger we are proud to receive this honour together with Ondemotive Productions. Red Zones is a 4 part…

Phillip Oros stars in Swedish short acquired by US Gay streamer DEKKOO

PRESS RELEASE 26/08/2020 LGBTQ PLATFORM DEKKOO PICKS UP SWEDISH SHORT Swedish producer Alexandra Alegren and British distributor Videoplugger are delighted to announce that short film “Brother” (Bror)has been picked up in a deal with Dekkoo, and will be released on their platform in the original language. “Brother” (14′, 2019) Nico played by Phillip Oros (Fartblinda/Blinded,…

MHz acquires Lebanese series and shows support for disaster struck Beirut

MHZ ACQUIRES LEBANESE SERIES AND SHOWS SUPPORT FOR DISASTER STRUCK BEIRUT Lebanese production house Momaz Flick, sales house Videoplugger and public broadcaster Mhz Networks are releasing the news that the Lebanese series ”Awake” will be broadcast on MHz Choice. On Tuesday evening 4th of August, a powerful explosion rippled through Beirut. Leaving hundreds dead and…

GERMAN STREAMER SOONER SELECTS PANK AND JUNICHI AS SIGNATURE TITLES

29.07.20 We are happy to announce that Estonian series “The Bank” (Pank) and “Junichi” conceived by Canne D’or winner Hirokazu Kore-Eda have been selected as signature titles by SOONER on their launch. The German-French owned VoD platform launching today will focus on exclusive international content both in serial and single film form. Andreas Wildfang Chief Executive…

Førøyar picked up by Faroese Public Boradcaster

PRESS RELEASE 21/7/20 FØROYAR PICKED UP BY FAROESE PUB BROADCASTER   British sales house Videoplugger are happy to announce that Kringvarp Føroya/The Faroese Broadcasting Corp. the national public broadcaster will broadcast “Føroyar” a feature documentary set on the island. About “FØROYAR” (60′) The Faroe Islands are 18 islands in the North Atlantic somewhere between Scotland…

New title: “Spectrum” LGBTQ+ film marking Pride month 2020

This year Pride Month will take a slightly different shape, like many other events due to COVID-19 it has had to go virtual in many aspects, for example, the London Pride parade has been postponed to 2021. In celebration of Pride month, We are happy to announce we have just taken on distribution of “Spectrum”…

Glowstar ally with Videoplugger

We are is pleased to announce a commercial alliance with the distributor GLOWSTAR MEDIA for the South American and Spanish speaking market in the U.S. The deal includes docu-series Red Zones, an Ondemotive Videoplugger copro commissioned by the Sky network in Italy, which portrays the process of the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19, with testimonies and…

RED ZONES Episode 3

RED ZONES- BIVIUM Episode 3 The third episode of RED ZONES investigates the emotional and psychological impact of COVID-19. Directed by Luca Vullo and co-produced by Ondemotive and Videoplugger. Featuring “Boys (Summertime Love)” singer Sabrina Salerno, who talks about the importance of music during the pandemic, singer-songwriter Jo Squillo, and comedians Corrado Guzzanti and Svevo Moltrasio…

YOUNG MONTALBANO returns to BBC and the VANISHING OF PATO PREMIERES

CAMILLERI’S STORIES RETURN TO BBC ‘YOUNG MONTALBANO’, ‘INSPECTOR MONTALBANO’ RETURN AND ‘THE VANISHING OF PATO’ IS BROADCAST FOR THE FIRST TIME IN UK. Italian RAI COM and their British agent Videoplugger are delighted to announce that ‘Inspector Montalbano’, ‘The Young Montalbano’, ‘Montalbano and Me: Andrea Camilleri‘ and ‘The Vanishing of Pato’ (La scomparsa di Patò)…

RED ZONES DOCUSERIES ON LIFE IN LOCKDOWN

May 4th 2020 ‘Red Zones’ created by Luca Vullo, Ondemotive Productions and co-produced by Videoplugger. ‘Red Zones’ has been commissioned by SKY Italy and the first episode have been broadcast on SKY tg24 and is now available for international distribution, an English language version is in production, and 3 new episodes are in development. Pain,…

Avails 2020

  Videoplugger Online Catalogue of International Scripted Content. These times are hard for our industry and we have all had to find new ways to do our work, but the important thing is to stay safe and take care of each other. However there are still loads of great content out there that deserves to…

Non-Scripted Avails 2020

Videoplugger Online Catalogue of Non- Scripted Content. These times are hard for our industry and we have all had to find new ways to do our work, but the important thing is to stay safe and take care of each other. However there are still loads of great content out there that deserves to be…

Ben Affleck And Ana de Armas Can’t Resist A Little Smooch

Ben Affleck And Ana de Armas Can’t Resist A Little Smooch With the majority of the country practising social-distancing due to coronavirus, Ben Affleck and girlfriend Ana de Armas are essentially attached at the hip! The couple had their hands all over each other during an evening stroll and even stopped for a steamy smooch…

In memory of Michele Peyretti the Italian director and producer

Michele Peyretti (1953-2020) An obituary for Michele Peyretti who passed away over a week ago, in his home in Italy, he was 67 years old. Michele made The Flight of Anouk (Le Vol d’Anouk) that is in our portfolio. We were proud to have been able to work with Michele however if a brief period…

‘SHARP FAMILIES’ GOES LONDON LIVE

PRESS RELEASE 27/2/20 ‘SHARP FAMILIES‘ TO LONDON LIVE Italian association of filmmakers ZaLab and British sales house Videoplugger are delighted to announce that Sharp Families has been picked up in a deal with London Live, to be broadcast on the channel.   Sharp Families (52′) This is a journey through London, guided by… knife-grinders. An insight…

DEKKOO ACQUIRE BASQUE SHORT-FORM SERIES

PRESS RELEASE   26/02/20 DEKKOO ACQUIRE BASQUE SHORT-FORM SERIES Basque production company J.O.K Films, Next station and British distributor Videoplugger are delighted to announce that Puntu Koma has been picked up in a deal with Dekkoo, and will be exclusively released in UK, Éire and US on Dekkoo in original language. Puntu Koma directed by Maru Solores, follows…

London Live to show doc 13 Shades of Romanian

PRESS RELEASE 20/2/20   ’13 SHADES OF ROMANIAN’ TO LONDON LIVE Film producers This Is Insomnia and sales house Videoplugger are delighted to announce that ’13 Shades of Romanian’ has been picked up in a deal with London Live, to be broadcast on the channel. 13 Shades of Romanian Showcasing the lives of 13 Romanians…

‘DYLAN AND LOLI’ (DEIAN A LOLI) SHORTLISTED FOR AN RTS CYMRU AWARD

4/2/20 ‘Dylan and Loli’ (Deian a Loli) SHORTLISTED FOR AN RTS CYMRU AWARD   The Royal Television Society in Wales announced nominations for its 2020 awards. We are so proud that ‘Dylan and Loli‘ (Deian a Loli) by Cwny Da from our scripted catalogue is nominated in children’s category, at the RTS Cymru Awards 2020. RTS…

‘THE CLEANING LADY’ PICKED UP BY POLISH SVOD PLATFORM

PRESS RELEASE 3/2/20 ‘THE CLEANING LADY’ PICKED UP BY POLISH SVOD PLATFORM Argentinian producers Jaque Content and distributors RMVISTAR + GlowStar and sales house Videoplugger are delighted to announce that ‘The Cleaning Lady’ (La Chica Que Limpia) has been picked up in a deal with Media4Fun, to be streamed on the Polish SvoD service CDA…

‘RESPECTABLE GIRLS’ (MERCHED PARCHUS) NOMINATED FOR AN RTS CYMRU AWARD

4/2/20 ‘RESPECTABLE GIRLS’ (MERCHED PARCHUS) SHORTLISTED FOR AN RTS CYMRU AWARD   The Royal Television Society in Wales today announced nominations for its 2020 awards. We are so proud that ‘Respectable Girls‘ (Merched Parchus) by ie ie  productions  from our scripted catalogue is nominated for best drama, and, the creators Hanna Jarman and Mari Beard…

‘Butterflies in Berlin’ marking 75th International Holocaust Remembrance Day 

Marking 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. We are proud to present Monica Manganelli’s award-winning animated film: ‘Butterflies in Berlin –Diary of a soul split in two’. Produced by Latteplus Berlin Film Production + Alexandra Cinematografica  in collaboration with RAI Cinema The film presenting a story of the first out-of-surgery transsexual in history during the…

Polichinelles wins Best Director in Drama at Asia Web Awards

14/12/19 Polichinelles from our short-form catalogue was awarded in five categories at Asia Web Awards  the early  Saturday morning, Asia Web Awards revealed in a live stream all the winners of the various categories. Asia Web Awards has an official partner SEOUL WEBFEST(KWEB FEST), the very first web series festival in Korea & Northeast Asia,…

INSPECTOR MONTALBANO ON BBC FOUR and BBC IPLAYER THIS CHRISTMAS

PRESS RELEASE 13/12/19   INSPECTOR MONTALBANO ON BBC FOUR and BBC IPLAYER THIS CHRISTMAS   Italian RAI COM and their British agent Videoplugger are delighted to announce that Inspector Montalbano will form part of the BBC Christmas schedule. All episodes of Inspector Montalbano (Episodes 1 – 34 ) will be available on the BBC iPlayer…

Eurochannel to air Galician Hotel Almirante

11/12/19 EUROCHANNEL TO AIR GALICIAN HOTEL ALMIRANTE Galician producers Formato Producciones and British distributor Videoplugger are delighted to announce that Hotel Almirante has been picked up in a deal with EUROCHANNEL, to air in, EMEA, Latin America including Brazil, USA, Canada, Africa, United Emirates, India, Israel, Lebanon, Korea, UK, Japan, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, Australia. HOTEL ALMIRANTE (4×45‘) set in Galicia, Spain of the 1950s. A love triangle drama, about love,…

Polichinelles nominated in 5 categories at Asia Web Awards

10/12/19 French short-form series Polichinelles continues to collect awards and nominations. The series was already selected for the Asia Web Awards but on 7th of December the AWA released a nominations list and Polichinelles was nominated in 5 categories: Best Screenplay in Drama Best Director in Drama Best Ensemble Cast in Drama Best Actress in…

Babel Film Festival the first International film contest for cinema in minority languages

09/12/2019   The 6th edition of  Babel Film Festival in the Sardinian city of Cagliari concluded on Saturday. The winner of the best feature film was a 2011 film ‘We Will Be Happy One Day’ (KIEDYŚ BĘDZIEMY SZCZĘŚLIWI) directed by Pawel Wysoczański.  A heartwarming feature film about a teenage boy who lives with his grandmother,…

Puntu Koma to be screened in Poland as part of International Day of the Basque Language celebration

Following the recent broadcast of Puntu Koma by a Polish LGBTQ+ platform OutFilm, Basque Institute Etxepare in Poznan, Poland, whose main task is to promote Basque language and culture around the world, has organized a screening of the Basque short-form series Puntu Koma on 16th of December, as part of International Day of the Basque…

November Recap – Videoplugger

Hello December! As the last month of the year starts we’re excited to share all the highlights from November that happened here at Videoplugger! The month started with a dystopian drama series Zerosterone having an International Premiere at Geneva International Film Festival. The series was also part of the Future is Yours section. And series…

The Sect coming to Walter Presents UK in 2020!

The Sect (Cekta), which was acquired by Walter Presents UK marking the first Russian show to be carried by the non-English-language VoD platform, will be premiering on Walter Presents UK in 2020! Director: Gela Babluani, Producer: Artyom Loginov, Anton Zaycev, Anton Shukin, Production Company: Les Films de la Strada and TNT-Good story media, Russia, 8×42’,…

Polish LGBTQ platform acquires French same-sex parenting series

PRESS RELEASE 24/10/19 POLISH LGBTQ PLATFORM ACQUIRE FRENCH SAME-SEX PARENTING WEB SERIES French production company Melocoton Films and British distributor Videoplugger are delighted to announce that Polichinelles has been picked up in a deal with Tongariro Releasing, and will be released on OUTFILM.pl in original language with Polish subtitles. Polichinelles is a French short-form series.…

Mallorcan Title GABIA Nominated for Goya Awards

Gabia nominated for Goya Awards The Mallorcan IB3 Television mini-series Operation Cage (Gàbia) written and directed by Marcos Cabotá is a fictitious drama. Reimagining the aftermath of the terror attacks during the summer of 2009 in Mallorca where the civil guards Diego Salvà and Carlos Saenz de Tejada were killed. When the last of a…

French Short Series POLICHINELLES Takes Home Three Awards at Marseille Web Fest

Polichinelles wins at MARSEILLE WEB FEST Polichinelles is a French short-form series. Salomé (Sandra Parra) and Marion (Magali Genoud) are a same-sex couple, whose relationship gets tested when they decide to have a child, by their family and the society around them. The series was screened at the 9th edition of the Marseille Web Fest…

POLISH LGBTQ PLATFORM ACQUIRE BASQUE SHORT-FORM SERIES

PRESS RELEASE 22/10/19 POLISH LGBTQ PLATFORM ACQUIRE BASQUE SHORT-FORM SERIES Basque production company J.O.K Films, Next station and British distributor Videoplugger are delighted to announce that Puntu Koma has been picked up in a deal with Tongariro Releasing, and will be released on OUTFILM.pl in original language with Polish subtitles. Puntu Koma follows Koldo (Mikel…

OUTtv TO AIR CORSICAN DRAMEDY ‘BACK TO CORSICA’

PRESS RELEASE 11/11/19 OUTtv TO AIR CORSICAN DRAMEDY ‘BACK TO CORSICA’ Corsican producers MOUVEMENT and British distributor Videoplugger are delighted to announce that BACK TO CORSICA has been picked up in a deal with OUTTV Media, to air on OUTtv in Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Poland, CEE, UK, Ireland and Israel. Back…

Japanese NHK to show Welsh documentary on autism

PRESS RELEASE 17/10/19 Welsh production company ie ie productions and British distributor Videoplugger are delighted to announce that Richard and Jaco: Life with Autism has been picked up in a deal with NHK Enterprises, and is due to air on NHK Educational channel in November 2019. Richard and Jaco: Life with Autism (60') is an…

ALL 4’s WALTER PRESENTS SECURES RUSSIAN SERIES ‘THE SECT’

PRESS RELEASE WALTER PRESENTS SECURES FIRST RUSSIAN SERIES ‘THE SECT’ Tuesday 25th June 2019 British distributor Videoplugger and Les Films de la Strada are delighted to announce that THE SECT (Cekta) has been picked up in a deal with Global Series Network (GSN) and will air on All 4's VOD platform Walter Presents in UK…

Grace Harte Irish Drama series to air on BBC ALBA

PRESS RELEASE 21/02/19 Irish producer Wildfire films and British distributor Videoplugger are delighted to announce that GRACE HARTE has been picked up in a deal with BBC ALBA and will air in the UK with broadcast in March 2019. Grace Harte is a 3-part drama series set in a dilapidated hotel in the West of…

For Immediate Release | NRK buys Welsh doc on Autism

PRESS RELEASE 26/02/19 Welsh producer ie ie productions and British distributor Videoplugger are delighted to announce that Richard and Jaco: Life with Autism has been picked up in a deal with the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). The programme will air in Norway with Norwegian subtitles. NRK is the Norwegian government-owned radio and television public broadcasting…

Estonian first ever high-end drama series PANK sold to MHz Networks at MipCom

October 16, 2018. British distributor Videoplugger and Estonian rising content creator Itamambuca Filmproduction announce today during MipCom that PANK (The Bank) has been picked up in a deal with MHz Networks. Pank will air in North America, in Estonian with English subtitles. The plot follows the rise of an Estonian bank during the turbulent 90's…

Welsh political drama set to be shown across Europe, Israel and South Africa

October 16, 2018. British distributor Videoplugger and S4C announce today at MIPCOM that series Byw Celwydd (Living a Lie) has been sold to international LGBT broadcaster OUT TV. The series will be shown in: Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Swedish speaking Scandinavia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Hungary, Spain, Israel, and South Africa.…