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Crime pays for Title Role

UK indie Title Role Productions has scored its first format deal, with Australia’s Foxtel ordering a local version of a crime documentary series originally made for A+E Networks UK.

Crimes That Shook Australia (6×60’) will air in April and is based on the British version, which examined some of the territories most shocking misdemeanors, and now airs in over 100 markets.

The Oz version, brokered and produced by Title Role from its home turf, will feature crimes including the murder of Ebony Simpson at the hands of paedophile Andrew Garforth in 1992; Jason Alexander Downie’s brutal slaying of Chantelle Rowe and her parents in November 2010; and Martin Bryant’s killing spree in Port Arthur in April 1996, killing 35 people.

Cineflix Rights been appointed as the distributor of the UK and Australian series.

Crimes That Shook Britain has also been recommissioned by A+E Networks UK for the Crime & Investigation Network in the UK, marking its fifth (5×60’) seasons.

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