Federation Entertainment announces international sales for the critically acclaimed series RED LIGHT (10×50’)
For Immediate Release
Paris, June 8th, 2021
Federation has finalized several major sales for the series REDLIGHT, 10×52’, an intense thriller in the world of international prostitution, featuring three women at a turning point in their lives. Starring highly-acclaimed actresses Carice Van Houten (Game of Thrones, Black Book, Instinct), Maaike Neuville (The Twelve, Ghost Tropic), and Halina Reijn (Valkyrie, Instinct).
Redlight is coproduced by Eyeworks (The Twelve, Floodland) and Hollands Licht, for VTM (Belgium) and NPO / BNNVARA (Netherlands).
The series has just been acquired by ARTE France for France and Germany and is set to air in 2022. Elsewhere in Europe, the series has been sold to AMC Iberia, NRK in Norway, Walter Presents in the United Kingdom, Pasaka in Lithuania and Turkcell in Turkey. In the rest of the world: HOT in Israel, Rialto in New-Zealand and SBS in Australia and to a streaming service in Latin America.
Other major sales will be announced shortly.
The series has received acclaimed reviews and several international prizes, including the Special Interpretation Prize and the Prix des Lycéens at CANNESSERIES 2020, as well as the Golden Calf for Best TV Drama at the Netherland Film Festival.
The series outperformed in both the Netherlands where it achieved record audiences on BNN-VARA and on the NPO streaming platform, as well as in Belgium where it was number one for four weeks straight on STREAMZ. Moreover, it is scheduled to be broadcast on VTM in the fall.
Synopsis: Three women get caught up in the world of human trafficking and prostitution when Esther’s husband suddenly disappears. From completely different backgrounds the lives of these women (Sylvia, Esther and Evi) intertwine and they find out they need each other to get out of the difficult situations they’re trapped in.
RED LIGHT is based on an original idea by Halina Reijn and Carice Van Houten, and is directed by Wouter Bouvijn (who featured in the 2019 CANNESERIES for The Twelve) and Anke Blondé (The Best of Dorien B). The screenplay is written by author and novelist Esther Gerritsen (Instinct) alongside Christophe Dirickx (Tabula Rasa), Frank Ketelaar (StuckClamp), and Halina Reijn, who plays Esther.
The series is produced by Peter Bouckaert and Gunter Schmid (Eyeworks, Belgium) and Nelsje Musch-Elzinga, Mark Furstner and Erwin Godschalk (Hollands Licht, The Netherlands), in co-production with Halina Reijn and Carice Van Houten (Man Up Film), DPG Media and BNNVARA.
With the support of Flanders Audiovisual Fund/Mediafonds, the Netherlands Film Production Incentive and the Belgian Tax Shelter incentive, in collaboration with SCIO Productions.
Federation has secured worldwide rights to the series except for Benelux.
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