ZDFE: World Sales on ‘White Night time,’ From Canada’s Pixcom


One among Europe’s most formidable TV forces, ZDF Enterprises, the worldwide distribution and co-production arm of German public broadcaster ZDF, has swooped on world gross sales rights to “White Night time” (“Nuit Blanche”), the anticipated new present from screenwriter Julie Hivon who broke out in fall 2019 with “Amber Alert,” a giant viewers and demanding hit in French-speaking Canada.

Commissioned by CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada’s nationwide public broadcaster, “White Night time” is created by Hivon and produced by Pixcom, one among Canada’s largest TV manufacturing homes which additionally backed “Amber Alert.”

It goes into manufacturing this spring, directed by Sébastien Gagné (“Lacher Prise”). Its premise appears to be like set to ship some sort of verdict on the legacy of massive enterprise and Canada’s previous in a present world. In 1970, a ZDFE plot synopsis runs,  a pivotal encounter together with her soon-to-be mentor, Aidrian Flanagan, permits Louise Hébert to grow to be a supermodel and ultimately launch her first fragrance, White Night timewhose success sparks the creation of her cosmetics empire, Nocturne.

“Typically out of necessity, however more often than not by alternative, Louise has given up sure beliefs through the years to grow to be a formidable businesswoman of the twenty first century,” it continues.

Within the modern-day, after a reception hailing her achievements, Loulou is discovered useless, alone, in her backyard. Accident, homicide or worst, suicide? Her heirs – and the viewers – will wrestle with that query as her youngsters battle to take care of the household firm.

Rose-Marie Perreault (“Le Monstre”) and France Castel (“Les jeunes loups”) play Louise in youth and in direction of the tip of her life respectively. The sequence additionally stars Jean-Philippe Perras (“The Wall”).

Pixcom’s Dominique Veillet (“The Wall”) serves as producer. Govt producers are Nicola Merola, Charles Lafortune, Sylvie Desrochers and Jacquelin Bouchard. The acquisition deal, which excludes Canada, was brokered by Mirela Nastase, director of ZDFE.drama at ZDF Enterprises.

“A household struggling to deal with an imbalance of energy wielded by an individual who’s not alive, interwoven with a homicide thriller, makes for a compelling sequence,” mentioned Robert Franke, vp of ZDFE.drama, ZDF Enterprises.

“We’re excited Radio-Canada inexperienced lit our recurring sequence ‘White Night time,’ and to start out manufacturing with ZDF Enterprises as our worldwide accomplice. The distinctive plot twists and memorable characters of this unique Québec sequence will transfer and interact audiences worldwide,” added Nicola Merola, govt producer and president of Pixcom.


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