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05/10/2006

Freemantle Acquires Austrailian Series 'All Aussie Adventures'

Fremantle International Distribution (FID), the distribution arm of global production company FremantleMedia, has announced that it has acquired worldwide television rights (excluding Australia) for the hilarious hit mockumentary, 'All Aussie Adventures'.
Produced by Australian independent production company, Working Dog, this 13 x 30’ award-winning series was directed by Tom Gleisner and written by Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch, Glenn Robbins and Santo Cilauro. All Aussie Adventures, which originally aired on Network Ten and was then repeated on The Comedy Channel, will be launched at MIPCOM as part of FID’s comedy slate.
David Ellender, CEO, FremantleMedia Enterprises commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with Working Dog to take All Aussie Adventures around the world. It’s Crocodile Dundee without the style or intuition and we are sure it will be just as big a hit with global audiences as it has been in Australia.”
Earlier this year, FID launched a new specialist initiative to champion the comedy genre, which is spearheaded by Shane Murphy, Head of Acquisitions & Development, FID. The acquisition of TV rights for All Aussie Adventures forms part of FID’s drive towards acquiring and developing comedy, specifically within the sketch comedy, physical visual comedy and sitcom genres.
FID is one of the world’s biggest exporters of TV programmes with a catalogue that already contains some of the best of world-renowned comedy including new titles 'That Mitchell & Webb Look', 'The Complete Guide To Parenting' and 'The IT Crowd', along with classics such as 'Mr Bean', 'Benny Hill', and 'Men Behaving Badly'.
Fremantle International Distribution (FID) is a commercial arm of FremantleMedia Enterprises, a division of FremantleMedia, one of the largest international creators and producers of programme brands in the world, with leading prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama and factual entertainment programming produced in over 25 territories.
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