Realscreen – Hat Trick Int’l, Outline sign distribution pact

Hat Trick International has inked a deal with UK indie Outline Productions to exclusively distribute the factual entertainment prodco’s new content internationally, excluding the U.S.

Hat Trick will take a number of Outline titles to MIPCOM next month, including the six-part BBC2 series Tom Kerridge’s Proper Pub Food (pictured above) and The Big Wildlife Revival, a 6 x 60-minute series for BBC1 that will be available as a format.

Other Outline programming include Million Dollar Intern, a 10 x 60-minute format; and Health Freaks on Trial, a 6 x 30-minute science-based factual entertainment format for Channel 4. This is the latest exclusive distribution for Hat Trick, following agreements with Plum Pictures and Keo Films.

Sarah Tong, director of sales at Hat Trick International, said: “This new agreement confirms our commitment to work with like-minded, independent companies and to build our programming slate through strategic partnerships whilst still offering a bespoke service.”

Laura Mansfield, managing director at Outline, added: “We’re really delighted to partner with Sarah and her team at Hat Trick International, who have a bespoke and proactive approach to giving our growing slate of formats and finished shows their full attention.”