eOne Inks First-Look Deal with Hardcash Productions


Entertainment One (eOne) has signed an exclusive first-look deal with U.K. company Hardcash Productions, which produces premium non-scripted content.

eOne will handle the international rights for all projects that come out of the partnership. Hardcash’s head office includes Esella Hawkey, creative director, and Robin Barty-King, business affairs consultant, who brokered the deal on behalf of the company.

Previously, eOne partnered with Hardcash to distribute Inside China, Fearless: The Women Fighting Putin and Outbreak: The Virus that Shook the World, which, combined, have been sold to more than 160 territories worldwide.

“We’re thrilled to be expanding our partnership with Hardcash, whose impressive slate demonstrates unrivaled editorial standards,” said Kate Cundall, eOne’s VP of acquisitions, who brokered the deal on behalf of the company. “Through this collaboration, we’ve secured a unique access to one of the most prestigious documentary makers in the world of factual and documentary programming, and we look forward to continuing to provide award-winning unscripted storytelling to audiences worldwide.”

“We’re delighted to be working even more closely with eOne—in ways that will help us to expand our position within the international marketplace while also continuing to produce ever more ambitious and compelling films, from places where voices are rarely heard—and for which Hardcash is best-known and widely-acclaimed,” Hawkey added.