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Show of the week: ‘The Curse Of The Vologne’

Documentary series The Curse Of The Vologne (4 x 45 minutes) centres on one of the most high-profile, shocking and unsolved murders in recent French history. In October 1984, the body of four-year-old Grégory Villemin was dragged from the Vologne River in remote Eastern France, his wrists and ankles bound in the manner of a […]

Elephant & Webedia create prodco Elephant Entertainment

French indie Elephant Group and online media group Webedia Entertainment have created a new production joint venture, Elephant Entetainment, to create and produce projects for online platforms and TV. Together the companies aim to attract new talent to produce fiction, documentary and entertainment formats across platforms. The new label will aim to combine Elephant’s production […]

East meets West as Japan opens its Treasure Box

The double whammy effect of not importing formats and lengthy primetimes filled with original shows means Japanese broadcasters are prolific producers of entertainment series. Takeshi’s Castle, Dragon’s Den, America’s Funniest Home Videos and Iron Chef are huge properties that originated in Japan, but the number of hit international formats is small in proportion to the […]

Eccho’s Exit travels across Europe

A raft of European versions of Japanese gameshow Exit are to be produced after Eccho Rights struck a number of option deals. The gameshow, which originally launched in Nippon Television in Japan, has been optioned by All3Media-owned German production company MME Entertainment, French production company Elephant Group, Channel Peretz in Russia and OWT in Sweden. […]