Monthly Archives: September 2015
Published: September 25, 2015
CANNES: One priority for BoPaul Media Worldwide (BMW) at MIPCOM is to launch resales forMussolini: The Untold Story.
The seven-hour miniseries starring George C. Scott first ran on NBC in 1985. The company is also representing the TV movie The Miracle Worker, originally released in 1979. “Our buyers have always been attuned to acquiring the very best in vintage films from us over the years,” says Paul Rich, the CEO and owner of BoPaul Media Worldwide. “With the latest acquisition of projects like Mussolini and The Miracle Worker, we are continuing that momentum and filling that need.” Many classic titles in the catalogue have been up-converted to HD. BoPaul Media is also showcasing a brand-new game/talent show called The Big Big Show, starring Andrew Dice Clay, Tom Green and Tara Reid.
In addition, Rich notes, “We seek to further expand our search for unique vintage film packages, especially ones that have been out of circulation in recent years.”
LOS ANGELES: BoPaul Media Worldwide has clinched two territory sales in Asia for the exotic travel series Bikini Destinations.
The 55×30-minute series from Bennett Productions was licensed to Fox Life in India, a Fox International channel covering South Asian countries such as Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Seychelles and Myanmar. Additionally, Metropolis Television picked up the mobile and internet rights for the series in Malaysia and Indonesia.
Bikini Destinations is a weekly reality series that follows five women as they travel the globe seeking out new cultures, adventures and nightlife. Episodes of the show’s fifth season have been distributed in more than 125 countries.
LOS ANGELES: At this year’s MIPCOM, BoPaul Media Worldwide plans to present The Miracle Worker and Miss America: Behind the Crown, a pair of recently acquired vintage television movies produced by Raymond Katz.
The Miracle Worker stars Patty Duke Astin as Annie Sullivan and Melissa Gilbert as her pupil Helen Keller. The Emmy-winning production aired on NBC in 1979. Miss America: Behind the Crownspotlights Carolyn Sapp and her abusive relationship with a professional athlete. The 90-minute film, which sees Sapp portray herself, was broadcast on NBC in 1992.
BoPaul will also be showcasing Mussolini: The Untold Story to international buyers at the market. The 7-hour miniseries, also acquired from the Katz estate, stars George C. Scott as Benito Mussolini. It first aired on NBC in 1985.