GRB Scores Doc Sales in Europe & Asia


GRB Entertainment has sold Confessions of a Superhero and several other titles from its documentary slate across the U.K., Germany and Japan.

Docs De Cologne in Germany took four documentaries, Confessions of a SuperheroUntil Proven Innocent: The Hannah Overton Story, Babies Behind Bars and I Cloned My Pet. Confessions of a Superhero follows the lives of three men and one woman who make a living working as superhero characters on the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard. The title offers viewers a look at the daily routines of these individuals as they pursue and achieve their own kind of fame.

Until Proven Innocent: The Hannah Overton Story is an investigative doc about the mysterious death of a 4-year-old from Texas named Andrew Burd who died of salt poisoning. His foster mother, Hannah Overton, was charged with capital murder and sent to prison for life. Babies Behind Bars, meanwhile, looks at the lives of female inmates at Washington Corrections Center who are involved in a program that allows them to raise their children while serving time. Docs De Cologne’s other pickup, I Cloned My Pet, chronicles a group of dedicated pet lovers who go to extremes to bring their dogs back to life, spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to clone them.

Additionally, Channel 5 in the U.K. and Fujisankei Communications in Japan both acquired WALT: The Man Behind the Myth, the official biography of Walt Disney, sanctioned by The Walt Disney Family Foundation. The documentary is presented by Diane Disney Miller and narrated by Dick Van Dyke.

“GRB is fortunate to represent a large portfolio of top-notch docs in addition to our factual and scripted series,” said Michael Lolato, the senior VP of international distribution at GRB Entertainment. “The Walt Disney doc features some of the most exclusive footage ever recorded on the iconic man—home movies that give a rare look at his private life. Our crime docs are sure to start conversations around the world and Confessions of a Superhero delves into the world of shattered Hollywood dreams.”