Red Arrow Studios International has secured a raft of global deals for the documentary feature Framing Britney Spears.
Along with its debut on Sky in the U.K. and Ireland, Framing Britney Spears has also been picked up by Nine (Australia), Crave (Canada), Three (New Zealand), Talpa TV (the Netherlands), NRK (Norway), TV2 (Denmark), TV4 (Sweden and Finland), Discovery (Italy), Originals Factory (French- and German-speaking Europe), OSN (the Middle East), Odisea/Odisseia (Spain and Portugal), HOT8 (Israel), yes (Israel), DPG (Belgium) and Canal+ (Poland).
Directed by Samantha Stark, Framing Britney Spears was produced by The New York Times and Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company, for FX and Hulu in the U.S. The feature documentary examines what the public might not know about the pop star’s court battle for control of her estate and re-examines the media’s handling of one of the biggest pop stars of all time. It features interviews with people close to Britney Spears and lawyers tied to her conservatorship, who reassess her career as she battles her father in court over who should control her life.
TV2, Nine, Crave, Odisea/Odisseia, HOT8 and yes have also secured the entire The Weekly: Special Edition documentary collection, of which Framing Britney Spears is a part. Further, Red Arrow Studios International holds international distribution rights to sister series The Weekly, which won four News & Documentary Emmy Awards in 2020.
Tim Gerhartz, senior VP global sales at Red Arrow Studios International, said: “Over the last few weeks, Framing Britney Spears has captured the pop culture zeitgeist, generating a huge amount of social media coverage and think pieces about how the media and society at large viewed the pop icon. As a result of the documentary, there has been a resurgence of interest around Britney Spears’ ongoing conservatorship battle and some vital retrospective reckoning about how she—and other women in entertainment—have been treated. It’s fantastic to welcome this top-class lineup of broadcasters on board and to bring this important story to screens internationally.”