Julian Curtis


Show of the week: The Locker Room

European football – and the English Premier League in particular – is driving public debate as clubs and broadcasters pay huge fees for players and TV match rights. Belgian format The Locker Room shows the other side of sports. Amsterdam-based Lineup Industries took the hour-long format to MIPCOM with two seasons of strong ratings on […]

Beta Film buys into Lineup Industries

Beta Film has bought into Lineup Industries, the distribution business set up in 2014 by former Endemol and Sony executives Ed Louwerse and Julian Curtis. Beta will take a minority stake in Lineup for an undisclosed amount, marking a major move into unscripted programming. German producer and distributor Beta has a stake in Seapoint, the […]

Lineup inks deal with Forman’s Critical Content

Tom Forman’s new firm Critical Content has optioned two formats from Lineup Industries, one of which will be the next vehicle for Catfish pair Nev Schulman and Max Joseph. Critical will take Lineup-distributed Radio Gaga and What the..?! into the US market. Schulman and Joseph are set to front a US version of Radio Gaga. […]

Lineup bags former Absolutely format

Lineup Industries has acquired rights to evergreen format Long Lost Family, which formerly went out through fellow Amsterdam-based distributor Absolutely Independent. The KRO-NCRV format (also known as Find My Family) has run in the Netherlands for more than two decades, and airs in the UK on ITV, as well as in Norway, Italy, Denmark, Hungary […]

ITV orders Bully Project for the UK

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has ordered a local version of The Bully Project, the Dutch format that captures footage of kids being bullied and then seeks to address and resolve the problems at hand. The format is sold by Lineup Industries, the international distributor set up last year by former Sony and Endemol execs Ed […]