Fred Media has inked a new representation partnership with leading New Zealand content business Stripe Studios, which will see the Australian company to distribute the upcoming series "Great Southern Truckers" (6x60), being produced by Stripe Studios for Discovery Australia and New Zealand, as well as two seasons of "The Circus". The second 10 x 30 series of The Circus is currently in production for NBCU NZ (Bravo TV).
"Great Southern Truckers" is a new obs-doc series that follows several fearless and charismatic truck drivers as they tackle some of New Zealand’s most treacherous and breath-taking routes across the North and South Islands.
In reality series "The Circus", cameras follow the 10-strong Weber family who live work and play together under the backdrop of a circus big top. The series captures all the highs, lows, loves and drama of the Webers’life in the circus – from death-defying performances to parties on multi-million-dollar super-yachts and appearances on primetime talk shows.
Courtney Hicks, Fred Media’s acquisitions manager, negotiated the deal with Stripe Studios. He comments: “Stripe is a dynamic and exciting television company with a real knack for finding and telling fascinating stories about people who lead intriguing lives. We are thrilled to now be working with the Stripe team to further raise its profile in the global marketplace and to find the best possible international homes for 'Great Southern Truckers' and 'The Circus'".
Alex Breingan, Stripe Studios’ founder and CEO, adds: “Ever since meeting Fred Media COO Roger Vanderspikken I’ve felt the business would be a good fit partner for us: its growth as a distributor has mirrored ours as a production company and it has solid experience in successfully selling the type of content we produce. I look forward to seeing how our new partnership develops and I am really excited at the prospect of both 'Great Southern Truckers' and 'The Circus' going global.”