Gil Formats

News round-up: Keshet Int’l to sell ‘Cuba Libre’; Peacock enters adult animation; Espresso brews German deals; Lineup & Gil connect

Keshet Int’l takes ‘Cuba Libre’ sales rights Keshet International has acquired international distribution rights to Portuguese period drama Cuba Libre. Produced by Hop! Films for pubcaster RTP, the 6 x 45-minute series tells the true story of a young Portuguese woman who gave everything to the Cuban revolution and Che Guevara. Beatriz Godinho plays Ana […]

Future-proofing formats; securing sales in a pandemic

With the pandemic upending the TV industry across the world, Mark Layton finds out what the impact has been on the global format sales business and how it has adapted to the new normal. As the world continues to grapple with the impact of Covid-19, and broadcasters find their budgets stretched thin, the knock-on effect […]

Israel’s Gil Formats cooks up Spanish, Korean show

Israel’s Gil Formats is expanding its distribution slate with a new culinary show created by companies in Spain and South Korea. The Flavour Of Home has been developed and co-produced by Spanish prodcos Prointel and It’s OK, and Korean prodco, Cenmedia. Each self-contained episode follows a world-renowned celebrity chef who starts a search for the […]

TBI Formats: What’s next for feel-good formats?

Warm formats that allow for co-viewing have been centre-stage for broadcasters over many years, but are streamers affecting the ecosystem – and what are networks doing to evolve the genre? Jane Marlow delves into what’s next for the feel-good format. It might feel like yesterday but Strictly Come Dancing launched on the UK’s BBC in […]

Sins and Pranks on Gil’s MIPTV menu

Gil Formats is launching Sins of the Father at MIPTV, a new format that looks at the effects crime has on the offspring of perpetrators. Israel-based Gil co-developed the paper format with US based production company, My Entertainment, marking the second time the pair have worked together after they teamed for Pregnant & Platonic. The […]

Gil brings in former Shine exec for formats push

Gil Formats has brought in former Shine head of international productions Paula Warwick to boost its formats sales efforts. Warwick will consult for Israel-based Gil across sales, distribution and international production. She will also cover the head of distribution role at the formats business while Adva Avichzer is on maternity leave. Warwick is a seasoned […]

Gil conceives Pregnant & Platonic format

Israel’s Gil Formats has created a format based around the concept of co-parenting called Pregnant & Platonic. Co-parents are men and women who look to have children together without first falling in love. Gil founder Assaf Gil this year had his first child as a co-parent, which led to the inspiration for the format. The […]

Gil Formats to Break the Dress Code at MIPTV

The sales arm of Israel’s Gil Productions will launch Breaking the Dress Code at MIPTV. The format has three fashion stylists compete to find the perfect outfit for a well-known personality. The celeb is revealed to the stylists and they then go on a three-hour race to find the outfit that best expresses that star’s […]

Israel’s Glam creates formats development unit

Israel’s Studio Glam has created an international development division, which will create new formats. Studio Glam ID will sit alongside producer Studio Glam, working out of Tel Aviv as a separate entity. The division will focus on partnerships with broadcasters, producers and distributors that create international formats. Studio Glam said it would use an “innovative” […]