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MIPCOM: Tricon Takes International Rights to AMC Networks' 'The Divide' Drama

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The distributor will shop the Marin Ireland–starrer outside the U.S., with Sundance Channel Global carrying the series in some territories.

CANNES -- Tricon Films & Television has inked a deal with AMC Studios to distribute the upcoming drama series The Divide.

Tricon will represent the show starring Marin Ireland and Damon Gupta outside the U.S., while Sundance Channel Global, the international arm of AMC Networks, will carry The Divide in some territories.

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The agreement builds on an earlier arrangement that sees Tricon already representing AMC-owned IFC programming internationally for around 18 months.

That's been followed by AMC Networks–owned cable network WE tv getting into the scripted series business as it looks to build up its female-skewing audience.

We tv acquired The Divide, which was originally developed at AMC by Richard LaGravenese (Behind the Candelabra, The Fisher King) and Tony Goldwyn (Scandal).

Tricon president and CEO Andrea Gorfolova said AMC sped up the production schedule for The Divide, with an eye to a possible summer 2014 debut on WE tv.

AMC Studios is shooting 10 hours of The Divide, with Goldwyn directing the pilot.