Fireworks International, the London-based sales arm of Canadian film and TV group Fireworks Entertainment, has struck an exclusive output deal with Germany's TeleMuenchen (TMG) covering all its TV programming.
In German-speaking Europe, TMG, which has production, broadcast and distribution interests will handle Fireworks' entire slate. It will also represent Fireworks on new acquisitions and for co-productions. The company will itself buy all German-speaking TV rights on Fireworks new adventure series The Ultimate Adventure Company and existing hit Mutant X.
Speaking in London, on his way to MIP-TV, Fireworks Entertainment chief Jay Firestone, said: 'TeleMuenchen is one of the few companies in Germany in a position to comfortably weather the current storm in German media sector. I've heard [TMG chief] Herbert Kloiber described as a genius. I'm not going to disagree.'
The two groups have worked together virtually throughout Fireworks' six and a half year history. TMG has handled smash hit Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, which screens on RTL II and action adventure series 18 Wheels Of Justice.
The CanWest-owned Fireworks, has also been stepping up its feature film interests and has Christian Slater, Tim Allen vehicle Cletis Tout, The Rules Of Engagement and Martha Fiennes' Onegin.