MarVista taking 'Fan-Demanium' to MIPTV

Series focuses on 10 soccer fans hyped for the World Cup

L.A.-based MarVista Entertainment has picked up international distribution rights to the feature doc "Fan-Demanium" and will begin licensing it to foreign stations at next week's MIPTV.

The show focuses on 10 soccer fans from 10 countries -- Italy, France, Germany, England, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Japan, the U.S. and Angola -- and explores how fans experience the world's biggest sporting event. The 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany was watched by 1 billion people worldwide.

A Rosenblatt Entertainment and Flashpoint Entertainment production, "Fan-Demanium" was exec produced by Andrew Tenenbaum and produced by Michelle Sy, Beth Elise Hawk, Dale Rosenbloom and Matthias Visser, who also made his directorial debut in the project.

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" 'Fan-Demaniam' combines the excitement of this sporting event with real-life human drama and offers audiences an up close and personal view into the lives of those who so passionately follow the World Cup," said MarVista CEO Fernando Szew.