DeMensen


Virgin buys ‘Flemish noir’ brothel drama

UK pay TV service Virgin Media has acquired exclusive rights to a ‘Flemish noir’ drama about an infamous brothel-lined street in Belgium. The deal for Chaussée d’Amour, which is considered ‘the ‘first’ original Flemish pay TV series locally, will see Virgin TV Full House customers given access on-demand. The series, produced in Dutch with English […]

Eyeworks co-founder to lead new Euro prodco

A trio of producers from Belgium has partnered to launch an Amsterdam-based prodco, with a co-founder of Eyeworks Group to lead the business. Woestijnvis, Lecter Media and DeMensen have grouped to create Fabiola, with Eyeworks alumnus Robert van den Bogaard (pictured) and ex-Eyeworks International creative director Pieter van Eekelen at the helm. The creative teams […]

Benelux nets look fowards to This Time Next Year

Deals for hot UK format This Time Next Year don’t appear to be slowing as 2017 gets underway. RTL in Holland and VRT in Belgium have commissioned local versions of the show, which Twofour Rights sells internationally. The series was the objectively the breakout format of 2016, with a majority of executives polled in TBI’s […]

Founder leaves Flemish Primitives formats firm

Sue Green, the founder and managing director of The New Flemish Primitives, is today leaving the Belgium-based distributor, TBI has learned. She launched the company in 2011, but exits after five and a half years after making what she described as “not a particularly easy decision”. Her next move is not known. “It has truly […]

Lagardère Studios shops Belgian dramas

Lagardère Studios Distribution has signed a worldwide rights deal with Flemish prodco deMENSEN for a pair of dramas. The French sales house will sell Beau Sejour and Brothers United – deMENSEN’s first drama efforts – around the world (except in Flemish-speaking Belgium and the Netherlands). The 10x52mins noir thriller Beau Sejour comes from deMENSEN with […]

Liberty’s Telenet moves into original drama

Days ahead of Netflix’s Belgian launch, Liberty-backed cabler Telenet has unveiled plans for its first original scripted series. Chaussée d’Amour (The Strip of Love) will be a ten-part series made with local prodco deMensen. All episodes of the show will be released simultaneously, the release pattern pioneered by Netflix, on Telenet’s Rio and Rex premium […]