PASSION DISTRIBUTION INKS FIRST LOOK DEAL WITH RENOWNED FILMS

London, Tuesday 23rd January 2018 - Passion Distribution has signed an exclusive first look deal with London and Los Angeles based high end factual and factual entertainment production company Renowned Films.

The exclusive first look deal sees Passion Distribution picking up rights for THE PENG LIFE (4 x 30’) the new Channel 4 review show starring internet sensation Elijah Quashie aka ‘The Chicken Connoisseur’. In each episode Elijah visits a new city and reviews everything it has to offer, at 2 different price points - the pocket money version, and the “peng” version – i.e. the cheapest and most expensive around. The deal also includes Renowned Films’ upcoming feature doc for Sky Arts (1 x 90’) which tells the story of the UK’s most subversive music genre - Grime.

Further titles include TOP DAD and STACEY DOOLEY: HATE AND PRIDE IN ORLANDO. STACEY DOOLEY: HATE AND PRIDE IN ORLANDO (1 x 30’) follows Stacey as she explores the aftermath and impact on LGBT+ communities of one of the worst shootings in US history which took place at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando in June 2016. TOP DAD (6 part short form) sees award winning actor and musician Ashley Walters, star of British crime drama TOP BOY, diving into modern day fatherhood and exploring what it means to raise a family in the turbulent political landscapes of our time. 

Founded in 2012, Renowned Films is an exciting young creative company which has made a big impact with its innovative and attention grabbing factual entertainment, features and documentaries, which it produces for TV and digital. The company’s early success attracted investment from Channel 4’s Growth Fund, and most recently Renowned Films partnered with leading US independent content & television studio Critical Content.

Max Welch, Founder and Creative Director of Renowned Films said “Passion Distribution are the perfect fit for the  tone and type of programming, documentaries and format that we are producing. When looking at a partner who could maximize our international presence and who we had a natural creative synergy with, Passion Distribution were definitely the ones for us. We look forward to working with them as we grow the business to the next level over the coming year.”

Emmanuelle Namiech, CEO of Passion Distribution said “We’re really excited to be collaborating with the fantastic creative team at Renowned Films, and to work closely with them as they embark on the next stage of their journey. Their ideas perfectly complement our on-going strategy to represent premium, impactful, factual content.” 

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