Rabbit Films

TVNZ & Canada’s BGM search for Rabbit Film’s ‘ Most Endangered Species’ format

New Zealand broadcaster TVNZ has ordered a local version of factual entertainment format The Most Endangered Species With WWF from Finnish production and distribution company Rabbit Films. The local version will be titled New Zealand’s Most Endangered Species, and the 6 x 60-minute series is being produced by Warner Bros. International TV Production New Zealand […]

Discovery orders Finnish adventure format from Rabbit & snags Euro format rights

Discovery in Finland has ordered an adventure reality series from Nordic producer Rabbit Films and snagged remake options for the format elsewhere in Europe. Ultimate Escape follows a host who has 24 hours, 24 clues and 24 calls to release a celebrity from a locked container at an unknown location. The 8 x 60-minute series will […]

Formats round-up: Rabbit’s Atlantic format sails into Poland; Russia enters ‘I’m A Celebrity’; TVNZ takes Beauty And The Geek Australia

Rabbit’s Atlantic format sails into Poland TVN in Poland has commissioned a local version of Over The Atlantic, the adventure reality format from Finnish production and distribution company Rabbit Films. The filming of the 8 x 60-minute series will begin in November and will be produced by Jake Vision. The show follows six celebrities as they […]

Finland’s Rabbit Films CEO & creative director lead management buy-out

The CEO and creative director of Finnish production company Rabbit Films have led a partial management buy-out (MBO) of the Mobile 1.0 producer from its founders. Olli Suominen, Rabbit’s CEO, and Tuomas Summanen, the producer’s creative director, have extended their stakes in the company after acquiring stakes from stunts and pranks crew The Dudesons. The group, made up […]

Banijay & Rabbit Films take Oble format ‘La Lettre’ across Europe

Banijay and Rabbit Films in Finland have acquired remake rights to La Lettre (aka Yours Sincerely), the French format that sees celebrities surprising “ordinary heroes”. The global production outfit has taken rights in Italy and Belgium, while Rabbit Films has picked up the show for a Finnish remake. Broadcaster details have not yet been revealed. The French unscripted format, […]

C More takes Nordics & Baltics VOD rights for Finnish Nokia drama

Nordic streamer C More has acquired the first-window VOD rights for the Nordics and Baltics to a new drama series charting the rise and fall of Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia. Helsinki-based Rabbit Films is producing and internationally distributing the six-part series, which has the working title of Mobile 1.0, and will launch in early […]

Talpa TV’s SBS6 preps Dutch version of Rabbit Film’s ‘Over The Atlantic’

Talpa TV’s SBS6 in the Netherlands has commissioned a local version of adventure reality format Over The Atlantic, which is sold by Finnish production and distribution company Rabbit Films. The 7 x 60-minute series will be known locally as Alle Hens Aan Dek and is set to premiere on SBS6 in November, with Vincent TV Producties […]

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 […]

News round-up: Rabbit hires ex-Keshet exec to sales team; France 5 commissions Trojan War doc; Channel 5 order myth-busting Jack the Ripper series

Rabbit hires ex-Keshet exec to sales team Finland-based Rabbit Films has hired former Keshet International exec Marta Csizmadia as an international sales consultant for the format and finished tape sales team. In her new role, she will manage Rabbit Films’ sales across Central and Eastern Europe, Israel and Sub-Saharan Africa, reporting to Rabbit’s head of […]