Lionsgate gets American rights to Stan’s ‘Wolf Creek’
All North and Latin American rights to Stan’s Wolf Creek have been licensed to Lionsgate.
The announcement follows last month’s news that Fox UK had picked up the British rights to the original six-part series, based on the 2005 movie of the same name.
Stan CEO Mike Sneesby said Wolf Creek was a “premium Australian drama made for a global audience”.
“The Lionsgate deal is one of the biggest international distribution deals for an Australian show. By generating significant licensing revenues for our Stan Original Series we are able to reinvest into the local production industry,” said Sneesby.
Wolf Creek has been Stan’s most successful premiere so far, with the series exceeding 500,000 views within days of its launch.
Stan’s chief content officer Nick Forward told IF last month that international interest in Wolf Creek was initially piqued when distributor Banijay Group took it in April to MIPTV, the television buyers’ market in Cannes.
Wolf Creek is a Screentime (a Banijay Group company) production in association with Emu Creek Pictures.
International sales are being handled by Zodiak Rights, the distribution arm of Banijay Group, with the Lionsgate deal brokered by Zodiak Rights’ Andreas Lemos, VP of sales and acquisitions.