Roses Are Blue

Deals round-up: ITVX & Cosmote TV say ‘So Long, Marianne’; Fremantle does ‘Battle In The Box’; Be-Entertainment to shop ‘Celebrity Farmsitters’

ITVX & Cosmote TV say ‘So Long, Marianne’ ITVX in the UK, Cosmote TV and Star Channel for Greece, and Movies Best HD for Cyprus have struck pre-sale deals for upcoming drama series So Long, Marianne, with distributor Cineflix Rights. ARD’s Fabfiction (NDR, SWR, WDR, Germany) has also joined as a co-producer alongside the original […]

Unscripted round-up: Red Arrow Int’l takes ‘Controlling Britney’ rights; Love Nature & WNET launch sardine doc; ‘Project Cupid’ strikes in Poland

Red Arrow Int’l takes ‘Controlling Britney’ rights Red Arrow Studios International has acquired global distribution rights to Controlling Britney Spears, a new feature length documentary containing new allegations about the pop icon’s daily life inside her much-scrutinised conservatorship. The documentary is a follow-up to previous doc Framing Britney Spears and was produced in partnership by […]

Propagate brings ‘Project Cupid’ to US

US-based indie Propagate Content has acquired local rights to dating format Project Cupid from Belgian distribution company Be-Entertainment. The format, which helps people with unique mental challenges find love, originally aired on Flemish channel VTM last year, with a second season already commissioned. John de Mol’s Talpa Network has also ordered a local Dutch series […]

TBI Weekly: Embracing autism & disability representation

To mark World Autism Awareness Day on 2 April, TBI deputy editor Mark Layton talks to producers from around the world, and across a range of genres, about their neurodiversity and disability-focused shows and what best practices can be learned from how they brought them to the screen. Authentic on-screen representations of disability and neurodiversity are, […]

Belgium’s Primitives launches spring format slate

Belgian format distributor Primitives has unveiled its spring slate, adding five new reality and entertainment formats to its catalogue, taken from the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Among the company’s new offerings is The Brigade, which was created by Robert Cohen and produced by Media Headquarters in Canada for The Outdoor Channel USA. Described […]

OSN looks for ‘The Way Out’ in Middle East adaptation

Dubai-based broadcaster OSN has ordered a Middle Eastern adaptation of escape room format The Way Out. This new version is currently being produced in Belgium by Be-Entertainment, alongside original format creators Roses Are Blue. This will be the fifth adaptation of the format and follows three seasons on VTM in Dutch-speaking Belgium, as well as […]

TV2 Denmark seeks ‘The Way Out’ with escape room format

TV2 Denmark has ordered a local adaptation of Roses Are Blue’s escape room format The Way Out. The local Danish adaptation will be produced by Fremantle-owned Blu and is expected to launch in fall 2021. This will be the fourth adaptation of the format and follows two seasons on VTM in Dutch-speaking Belgium, as well […]

Germany’s SWR travels ‘Down The Road’ with local order for Belgian factual format

German broadcaster SWR has commissioned a local adaptation of Down The Road, the factual format created by Belgium’s Roses Are Blue. Berlin-based Tower Productions, alongside Three Rivers Entertainment, will produce the 6 x 50-minute season, with the new show set to arrive on SWR and ARD Media Library in August. This is the third adaptation […]

Belgium’s RTBF seeks ‘The Way Out’

Belgian pubcaster RTBF has commissioned a French-speaking version of escape room format The Way Out, following the success of the country’s Dutch-speaking edition that aired on VTM. This new adaptation is to be produced by local prodco Roses Are Blue, the original creators of the format, who are also producing a second season for VTM, […]