Ivan Robert Marko Milat
Abacus Media Rights, a member of the Amcomri Media Group, has acquired distribution rights for the compulsive, revelatory and untold true story of serial killer Ivan Robert Marko Milat, and can already confirm international sales of the series.
Recently aired on Channel 7 in Australia and produced by award-winning production company EQ Media Group and Bannaby Productions in Australia, “Ivan Milat: Buried Secrets” (4x60’ with 2x90’ version also available) has been acquired by A+E Networks UK for Crime+Investigation for UK, Central and Eastern Europe, Greece, Benelux, Middle East and Africa and RTL Crime in Germany, with a number of further deals soon to be announced.
The documentary series is executive produced by Brendan Dahill, David Alrich and Hamish Thomson. Ivan Milat, aka “The Backpacker killer,” is Australia’s most notorious serial killer, jailed for life in 1996 for the murder of seven young Australian and international backpackers and the disposal of their bodies in the Belanglo State Forest, 90 minutes south of Sydney. Now, a year after Milat’s death in a maximum-security prison, Australia’s foremost criminal investigative team set out to prove Milat had many more victims, many more burial grounds, and there are dozens of families who have lost loved ones and need closure.
Furthermore, Abacus Media Rights, which boasts a long-standing relationship with visionary producer EQ Media Group, can also announce sales of other EQ titles, including “Hitler’s Secret Sex Life” to NTV (Germany), National Geographic (Japan), A&E (UK, Benelux, CEE, and Sweden), and The History Channel (Iberia). As well as “How the Nazis Lost the War,” which has been picked up by National Geographic (Benelux and Japan), A&E (UK, CEE, and Sweden), and The History Channel (Iberia).
“It’s a real pleasure working with EQ Media Group and to represent their diverse programming internationally. We are extremely pleased to have already secured sales of true crime documentary series ‘Ivan Milat: Buried Secrets’. It is a disturbing, riveting story that remains open-ended as there are potentially many more victims yet to be found,” said Jonathan Ford, Managing Director of Abacus Media Rights.
'Ivan Milat: Buried Secrets' is a disturbing, riveting story that remains open-ended as there are potentially many more victims yet to be found” Jonathan Ford Managing Director of Abacus Media Rights