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Story Lab’s ‘You Are Not A Loan’ optioned in Denmark, Netherlands

Renowned Films and The Story Lab’s social experiment format You Are Not A Loan has been optioned in the Netherlands and Denmark. Dutch producer Wise Monkeys and Danish indie Monday TV have optioned The Story Lab-distributed format, which finds a town’s collective debt being pooled for the greater good. Filmed over the course of a […]

‘All Together Now’ heads to Finland

Endemol Shine format All Together Now has cracked its 14th market with a sale into Finland.  Finnish commercial broadcaster Nelonen has commissioned a local version of the singing format, produced by Endemol Shine Finland. The Remarkable TV-produced show, which originally aired on BBC One in the UK for two seasons, invited singers to compete for £50,000 ($63,000) […]

Crazy cash and snackable shorts: The future of entertainment on SVODs

As the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Quibi begin to get their unscripted affairs in order with heavy-hitting greenlights for global-facing shows such as The Circle, Back Of The Net and Elba vs Block, their strategy remains frustratingly opaque. TBI gathered some of the best creative minds in entertainment and formats to shed light on […]

Endeavor Content buys ‘The Wall’ producer Glassman Media

Endeavor Content has acquired The Wall producer Glassman Media.  According to Deadline, the business has struck an eight-figure deal to secure the Los Angeles-based unscripted prodco, which was founded in 2001 by former investigative journalist Andrew Glassman. The show’s credits include Fox’s Spin The Wheel, NBC’s Average Joe and CMT’s Sweet Home Alabama. Following the deal, Glassman Media […]

Distribution round-up: Cineflix picks ‘Warrior Women’; Dynamic snaps up ‘Creepshow’; Eccho Rights scores US remakes

Cineflix Rights takes ‘Warrior Women’  London-headquartered distributor Cineflix Rights has picked up Channel 4’s Warrior Women With Lupita Nyong’o (1 x 60 minutes), in which the Oscar-winning actress will head to West Africa to uncover the legacy of the Agoji women. Produced by SandStone Global Productions for Channel 4, the film follows the actress, author and […]

GRB, Zig Zag team up for unscripted co-productions

US producer-distributor GRB Studios has struck an unscripted co-production pact with UK indie Zig Zag Productions. Under the deal, the two businesses will shop and produce unscripted projects between the US and UK, with Zig Zag taking out mutually chosen GRB projects in the UK and GRB shopping its partner’s titles Stateside. Any projects that […]

Twofour’s Melanie Leach, Andrew Mackenzie depart to set up South Shore

Twofour bosses Melanie Leach and Andrew Mackenzie are exiting the business to launch a new venture backed by ITV Studios. CEO Leach and CCO Mackenzie are in the final phase of talks with ITV Studios, which will hold a minority stake in their new outfit, South Shore. Twofour CFO and COO Anthony Hughes will also […]

Amazon signs up for Clarkson’s ‘Farm’, ‘Walking Dead’ spin-off

Amazon Prime Video has greenlit eight-part Jeremy Clarkson-fronted series I Bought The Farm (working title) from Expectation. The show follows The Grand Tour presenter as he attempts to run a 1,000-acre working farm in the heart of the British countryside. Filming commenced on the project this autumn and will continue across the farming year, following […]

‘Game Of Thrones’ star launches ‘True Viking’ format with Zig Zag, Wildflame

Game Of Thrones star Kristofer Hivju and his TV presenter partner Gry Molvær Hivju have struck a co-production deal with Zig Zag Productions and Wildflame for an unscripted series. Set to debut at next week’s MIPCOM, True Viking is an endurance competition series in which contestants must, over five weeks, hone their ‘Viking’ skills and […]

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