FMI to Distribute Serena Williams Doc


LONDON: FremantleMedia International (FMI) has acquired the global distribution rights for the documentary Serena, about the tennis legend.

The documentary from the U.S.-based Film45 offers an in-depth look into Serena Williams’s life during the 2015-16 tennis season, beginning with her win at the 2015 Australian Open Finals. Serena is executive produced by the award-winning Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, Friday Night Lights).

Hayley Dickson, the senior VP and head of global non-scripted acquisitions at FremantleMedia International, commented, “Serena is a remarkable portrayal of a sporting inspiration who we’ve come to know and love for her ‘Serena Slams,’ ambition and fierce competitiveness on court. The documentary is incredibly poignant, beautifully made, and we’re thrilled to be working with Peter and the team at Film45 on the title. Their ability to tell fascinating stories in a creative and captivating manner is unparalleled.”