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TelevisaUnivision & Endemol Shine partner for quiz format ‘Are You For Real?’

Mexican broadcaster Televisa has commissioned a new guessing game format from Endemol Shine Boomdog. Are You For Real? (aka Cuál es el Bueno?) is a new format developed by Endemol Shine Boomdog, Endemol Shine Italy and the network’s parent company TelevisaUnivision. The show sees three contestants take to the stage with a supposed talent, job, […]

How scripted formats could dominate drama

Scripted formats are travelling further than ever before, particularly female-led and family-focused dramas. Mark Layton finds out what’s behind this growing demand and where it’s all leading. For those in the scripted format business, the past few years have been rather exciting. In what is now a familiar story, the global pandemic and subsequent global […]

Endemol Shine Boomdog appoints Sony & Keshet alum as new unscripted chief

Mexico-based Endemol Shine Boomdog has appointed veteran Lat Am TV producer Frank Scheuermann as SVP and head of unscripted. Scheuermann joins the Banijay-owned studio from his role as head of Mexico for Alibi Films, where he oversaw production and served as co-executive producer on series including Bake Off Mexico for HBO Max, Inseparables for Televisa and […]

News round-up: NATPE confirms physical Miami event; Endemol Shine Boomdog names scripted chief; LADstudios names production head; FilmRise true crime order

NATPE confirms physical Miami event The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) has confirmed its Miami-based event will take place in person, from 18 to 20 January next year. The event, which went virtual last year, will include attendees from around the globe and an extensive event schedule that will be announced soon. NATPE […]

TBI Weekly: How Korea’s wave is changing course

South Korean producers and broadcasters make regular appearances in TBI news but recent deals suggest the country’s content wave could be moving in a new direction, writes Richard Middleton. The Korean wave has been lapping shores in the West for almost a decade now, most notably via K-pop bands like BTS, innovative entertainment formats such as The […]

MGM & HBO Max ride the K-pop wave with new talent shows

US-based MGM Television and WarnerMedia-owned HBO Max are both looking to capitalise on the K-pop phenomenon, with two different competition shows in development. MGM Television has partnered with producer Soo-Man Lee and his Korean giant SM Entertainment to develop a K-pop competition series to recruit members for a new unit of the popular boy group […]

Endemol Shine Boomdog preps Bear Grylls for Lat Am ‘Into The Wild’

Endemol Shine North America (ESNA)’s Mexico-based production firm Endemol Shine Boomdog is developing a Latin American version of Into The Wild With Bear Grylls. The format, which follows the survivalist as he takes local celebrities and dignitaries into wild locations, is being produced with Grylls’ firm The Natural Studios (TNS), which was launched as joint […]

Endemol Shine Boomdog plans first-ever Upfront for mixed scripted & unscripted slate

Endemol Shine Boomdog, the Mexico-based division of Endemol Shine North America, has announced its first-ever series of Upfront presentations, at which it will showcase a slate of scripted and unscripted content to buyers. Boomdog will present its development to US Hispanic, Mexican and Latin American broadcast and cable networks and streaming platforms during the week […]

Endemol Shine Boomdog hires Teleset alum to head operations

Javier Perez Teuffer Lopez has been appointed as SVP of operations and business affairs for Endemol Shine Boomdog. Based in Mexico City, Perez Teuffer will report directly to CEO Alejandro Rincon and in his new role will oversee Endemol Shine Boomdog’s physical production efforts, business affairs, facilities, IT and general services. Perez Teuffer joins from […]

Endemol Shine Boomdog adapts Colombian drama ‘In Her Shoes’ for US

Endemol Shine Boomdog and Colombia’s RCN Television channel have closed an option deal for an English adaptation of the telenovela In Her Shoes for the US and Canada. The series, which was originally broadcast on RCN in 2006, already has two other local adaptations on the international market – Mexico’s Por Ella Soy Eva and […]