Global Screen Racks Up CEE Sales


MUNICH: Global Screen has sold a raft of drama and family titles across Central and Eastern Europe ahead of NATPE Budapest.

In the drama space, Global Screen sold the adaptation of Ken Follett’s best-selling novel A Dangerous Fortune to Russia (LLC Igmar), Poland (Romance TV), Slovakia (Slovak TV) and Lithuania (LRT). HBO Europe went for A Minute’s Silence, the spy drama Point Blank and the miniseries Rivals Forever: The Sneaker Battle, about two brothers who founded the famous brands Adidas and Puma. The third season of the German series The Weissensee Saga went to LRT and Slovenia’s RTV, while the political thriller Fatal News was picked up by RTV Slovenija in Slovenia.

In addition, Global Screen secured sales for a pair of family entertainment titles. The company placed the animated series Sherazade: The Untold Stories with CANAL+ in Poland, Lithuania’s LRT and Prime Media in Kazakhstan. LRT also went for The Legend of Longwood, which was snapped up by HBO Europe, Russia’s LLC Igmar and Slovak TV. Meanwhile, the mystery series Arman’s Secret was acquired by Polsat in Poland and Slovenia’s RTV Slovenija.

“We are happy to attend NATPE [Budapest] showing our wide, high-value portfolio [of] finished programs as well as formats, and presenting the new trends of TV programs,” said Helge Köhnen, the senior sales manager for TV at Global Screen.

At the market, Global Screen’s format executive Barbara Vallant will be a panelist for the Global Formats session.