ZDF Enterprises reports impressive sales for Ukrainian crime noir Hide and Seek
Mainz, August 27th, 2020
ZDF Enterprises has sold Ukraine’s first crime noir to broadcasters in North America and Europe. The female led thriller, Hide and Seek , produced by FILM.UA Group for ICTV Ukraine and OKKO Russia, has premiered in the US and Canada on GSN („Walter Presents“).
European sales so far include Rai (Italy), FTV Prima (Czech Republic), Bonton Film (Czech Republic and Slovakia), Canal+ (Poland), ETV (Estonia), LRT (Lithuania) and Lumière (Benelux) as well as German PayTV.
The eight part crime drama was a finalist at the last MIPDrama Buyers Summit and was showcased at high-profile festivals such as Berlinale, Seriencamp Munich, MIA Rome, Sweden’s Göteborg Festival and Séries Series in Fontainebleau.
Robert Franke, Vice-President ZDFE.drama, ZDF Enterprises, said: “ Hide and Seek has all the hallmarks of a quality thriller, an engaging plot, great acting and clever writing and with crime drama being one of television’s most popular genres, it comes as no surprise that this series has attracted interest across two continents.”
Filmed in over 80 locations in Ukraine, Hide and Seek is a story laced with tension and suspense about children mysteriously disappearing from a small industrial town and the two detectives who, battling with their own demons, make this a personal quest to find the kidnapper.
Hide and Seek marks the first partnership between ZDF Enterprises (global distributor excluding Ukraine, Russia and CIS), and FILM.UA Group, producers also of the international hit, The Sniffer .
About ZDF Enterprises
ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 as a commercial subsidiary of ZDF, one of the largest and most renowned TV broadcasters in Europe. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for the worldwide sale of programs, the making of international coproductions, the acquisition of licenses as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for the ZDF, and for third parties. ZDF Enterprises has successfully established itself as an independent market player on the German and international stage. Bound into a strong group, the company manages the largest German-language stock of programs in the world and, next to this, a continuously growing portfolio of international productions consisting of series and miniseries, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programs. In the course of the development and diversification process carried out up to now, many business fields in the television and media domains were made accessible in the ZDF Enterprises group. Thus ZDF Enterprises can provide a comprehensive, full-service offering today, and covers every step in the chain of origin and exploitation of successful TV programs, from development to production and up to the marketing of TV licenses, merchandising rights, online rights and much more.
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