Producer Ed October buys Youngest Media assets incl ‘Moneybags’ & ‘Game Of Clones’

Game Of Clones

Producer and former Game Show Network exec Ed October has acquired IP from David Flynn and Lucas Church’s Youngest Media, including rights to formats such as Moneybags and Game Of Clones.

The deal, which comes five months since Youngest Media was liquidated, sees October launching US-based Youngest Media Group, which has now bought the assets of its UK-based namesake.

Church and Flynn, both former Endemol execs, set up the company in 2016 and went on to create formats including Channel 4 (C4) quizzer Moneybags and ITV gameshow Small Fortune.

The latter was remade by NBC in the US, while dating show Game Of Clones debuted on C4 and secured numerous options before travelling Stateside via MTV. Other commissions included House Share for BBC Three.

October’s new company is based out of LA and will have a new development and production team, with the US outfit also selling the acquired formats worldwide.

The deal includes the rights to the formats and/or completed episodes of more than 15 shows, including aforementioned Small Fortune, Moneybags and Game Of Clones, as well as joint collaborations with John de Mol’s Talpa Concepts on Surprize Fund and with Keshet International on The Search.

October has executive produced talk, variety and gameshows ranging from Bands Reunited and Tommy Lee Goes to College to The Wanda Sykes Show. He said the Youngest formats “are too fun to ignore.”

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