FremantleMedia International Expands Factual Offering


FremantleMedia International (FMI) has added several non-scripted titles to its distribution catalog, including the documentary Miriam’s Big American Adventure from Wild Pictures.

Additional pickups are Naked Entertainment’s Indian Summer School (working title), Boundless Productions’ Love in the Countryside and Arrow Media’s Inside Balmoral. Miriam’s Big American Adventure follows Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter, The Real Marigold Hotel on Tour) as she embarks on an epic road trip through the heartland of Middle America.

Indian Summer School, meanwhile, tests the theory that white working-class boys, who are falling behind their classmates in their exam results, perform significantly better alongside ethnically diverse peers. Love in the Countryside is a series that follows a group of men and women, ranging from farmers to rural vets, who are isolated from the urban dating pool and want to see if they can not only meet their match but also introduce a potential partner to the true realities of life in the countryside. Inside Balmoral reveals the dramatic past of Balmoral, one of the most famous buildings in the U.K.

“For the past few years, we’ve worked with a growing number of world-class producers on a variety of factual programs,” said Angela Neillis, the director of non-scripted for the U.K., EMEA and Asia Pacific at FremantleMedia International. “Our mix of talent fronted shows have reached global audiences and captured their attention. Our newest documentaries include great on- and off-screen creative talent, feature powerful and compelling topics and will take viewers on highly visual and enlightening journeys.”