Saint Thomas Productions and French independent producer/distributor ZED have finalized a distribution agreement covering most of Saint Thomas Productions’ current catalogue.
Under the agreement, ZED will handle international sales on all Saint Thomas Productions’ recent output, a library of more than 75 hours of scientific, wildlife, and factual programming. Recent productions include Space Smash, a 52’ stand-alone shot in 4K which will be launched at MIPDOC 2019, and The Otter Island (52’, 4K), currently in production with delivery scheduled for early summer 2019.
Chloé Persyn-Preljocaj, head of international sales and acquisitions at ZED: “The outstanding quality of this catalogue will allow our sales team to meet our clients’ growing demand for scientific and wildlife documentaries. Beyond just a sales mandate, this approchement illustrates the will of both companies, who share the same values and the same approach to content, to combine their expertise and boost their presence on the international marketplace, thereby strengthening the independence of production.”
Bertrand Loyer, president of Saint Thomas Productions, said: “To face international competition and the growing plethora of rights, it has become essential to give our evergreen catalogue a chance to conquer new markets and find new outlets. Up against the behemoths who reign in an ever-more complex audiovisual ecosystem, ZED and STP share the same viewpoint: We are seeking intimate narratives to tell great stories! We know the original strengths of our independent production companies. While ZED was investing in international sales, STP founded a department specializing in computer-generated imagery. This agreement should lead to greater synergies and give a competitive advantage to both our companies.”