The distributor has secured international distribution rights to the documentary Epstein’s Shadow: Ghislaine Maxwell, which will premiere in June in the US on Peacock and the UK on Sky, and has already been sold to multiple territories, including Latin America to Directv and Spain to Movistar+.
Abacus Media Rights (AMR), a member of the Amcomri Media Group, has secured international distribution rights to the uncompromising documentary Epstein’s Shadow: Ghislaine Maxwell, commissioned by Peacock in the USA and, through a deal brokered by AMR, Sky in the UK.
Produced by Blue Ant Studios, the 3 x one hour series investigates British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, known for her association with financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, as she awaits trial on multiple sex abuse charges. Epstein’s Shadow: Ghislaine Maxwell is directed by Barbara Shearer. Jennifer Harkness, Emma Cooper, Barbara Shearer, Nina Burleigh, Sam Sniderman and Laura Michalchyshyn serve as executive producers. Michael McKinley is co-executive producer.
Epstein’s Shadow: Ghislaine Maxwell, which airs in the US on 24th June and in the UK on 28th June has already been licensed by AMR to Mediengruppe RTL (Germany), Nine Network (Australia), DIRECTV (Latin America) – for their exclusive OnDIRECTV channel, DIRECTV GO in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay; SALTO (France), Bell Media (Canada), Movistar+ (Spain), Channel 8 and DBS (Israel), Nordic Entertainment Group (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Poland and Baltics), MNET (Africa), WATCHA (South Korea), OSN (Middle East), TV+ (Turkey) and RTL Hungary with many more deals in the pipeline. The series will air on Sky in the UK with the revised title Ghislaine Maxwell: Epstein’s Shadow.
Jonathan Ford, CEO at AMR comments: “Blue Ant has a phenomenal track record of producing provocative and highly journalistic investigative documentaries. We’re extremely pleased to have the opportunity to deliver this new series, which will unravel the complex, enigmatic Maxwell and her puzzling relationship with Epstein, to global platforms and broadcasters and their viewers.”
“This is a story that has stunned the world, and understanding Ghislaine Maxwell is a crucial piece in getting to the truth,” said Blue Ant Studios Chief Creative Officer and Co-President, Laura Michalchyshyn, and Senior Vice President of Unscripted Content, Jennifer Harkness. “Our hope is that the powerful stories and information uncovered in this series will shed light on who Maxwell is, and help to inform viewers about the events that unfolded leading to her arrest and upcoming trial.”
Director Barbara Shearer comments: “There are many unfortunate stories of crimes committed by men against women, but when a woman like Ghislaine Maxwell is accused of this activity, it creates many questions. This series sheds light on Maxwell’s path from her past to the present to unravel the enigma that she is, and takes us from the highest echelons of society to a Brooklyn jail cell awaiting trial while the world watches.”
Absorbing three-hour documentary series Epstein’s Shadow: Ghislaine Maxwell, examines the powerful, connected, and mysterious Ghislaine Maxwell, who was once the heiress to the Maxwell fortune but whose life takes a sordid downturn when she meets Jeffrey Epstein, the serial sex offender. This investigative series reveals a complicated story of power, sex, and money and leads to Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest awaiting trial in November 2021.