Passion Distribution appointed international distribution partner for ITN Productions and ITV News' Harry & Meghan: An African Journey
London, Monday 21st October 2019 - Passion Distribution has been appointed worldwide distribution partner (excluding North America) for ITN Productions and ITV News’ documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey (1 x 60’), which aired on ITV last night.
Harry & Meghan: An African Journey follows the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie on their recent Royal tour of southern Africa. ITV News at Ten anchor Tom Bradby, who has made two other films with Harry in Africa, was with them throughout the tour and gained exclusive and intimate access to the world’s most talked-about couple. He speaks to them about the causes and issues they care most about and explores some of the pressures and challenges they face living as a young family in the glare of the world’s media. Harry & Meghan: An African Journey provides a vivid insight into how they see their roles as modern Royals on the international stage and how they balance their public duties with their private family life.
Passion Distribution secured pre-sales to various broadcasters across international markets including Network 10 (Australia), TV 2 Denmark A/S (Denmark), TVNZ (New Zealand), RTL (Netherlands), Medialaan (Belgium) and BBC Lifestyle (Africa and Poland).
Emmanuelle Namiech, CEO Passion Distribution said: “We are thrilled to distribute this extraordinary film. What begins as observational film about Harry and Meghan in Africa evolves into an insightful, remarkably candid testimony from the Sussexes on the immense stresses and strains which both young royals have experienced.”
Ian Russell, Head of International Programmes, said: “Harry & Meghan: An African Journey demonstrates what makes ITN unique amongst the world’s leading producers. The documentary was made in an incredibly short turnaround with our ITV News and ITN Productions divisions working seamlessly together. Plus ITN’s inhouse technical capability enabled us to deliver instantaneously to a global audience of hundreds of millions.”
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About Passion Distribution
Passion Distribution is a leading international distributor specialising in stand-out unscripted content across all platforms, ranging from award winning current affairs to long running entertainment franchises. International hit shows include RuPaul’s Drag Race, Dynamo: Magician Impossible, Dr Christian Will See You Now and the Unreported World documentary series. Passion Distribution was set up in 2008 and in 2012 became part of the Tinopolis Group, integrating in its catalogue iconic brands including Robot Wars, Worst Driver, Big Fat Gypsy Weddings and Paradise Hotel.
The Passion team works with some of the most talented producers in the UK including AMOS Pictures, Lambent Productions, Sundog Pictures and many more. Passion also distributes content across the Tinopolis portfolio of production companies, including Firecracker Films, Mentorn Media, Magical Elves, A. Smith & Co. Productions, Pioneer Productions and Daybreak Pictures. The company is active in pre-selling, finding co-production partners and deficit funding third party content.