Escapade Media has tapped Endemol Shine International alum James Braham as consultant for the U.K., Ireland, Germany and select U.S. clients. Braham brings more than 27 years of experience in TV content distribution to the job. In his first major role, he oversaw sales in Asia at Pearson Television International (later Fremantle). He joined Southern Star International in 2005 to handle Eastern Europe sales and later added the Nordics to his role.
The Australian company will distribute the PBS film worldwide, except in the United States. Jeff Boedeker secured the commission from PBS, who will broadcast the film on October 2022.
The UK deal follows the Finnish film’s prestigious opening night at The London Surf Film Festival and award for “The Spirit of the Festival”.
Escapade Media has secured the worldwide rights for Phil Liggett: The Voice of Cycling and the new documentary Breakaway Femmes. Phil Liggett: The Voice of Cycling, from Melbourne-based Goldynaut Pictures, centers on the amateur racer-turned-professional commentator, who has covered 48 Tours de France and 15 Olympic Games. His name now synonymous with cycling, the documentary considers how much longer Liggett will continue to be the voice of the sport.
The Australian distributor has secured worldwide rights to “Phil Liggett: The Voice of Cycling” and the new documentary “Breakaway Femmes”.