Zodiak Rights brings formats and Wikileaks doc to NATPE

The NATPE slate from Zodiak Rights includes new entertainment formats, pre-existing successful formats and a doc on Wikileaks.
January 24, 2011

The NATPE slate from Zodiak Rights includes new entertainment formats, pre-existing successful formats and a doc on Wikileaks.

New 90-minute format Family Explorer (w/t) is the first ever family adventure game show, where five families camp out for 20 days and endure physical tests in hopes to win a cash prize. The final challenge sees the remaining contestants race to a waiting helicopter with room for only two fo the families, and the winner is revealed in a live show.  Family Explorer (pictured), an Adventure Line Productions, will premiere on France’s TF1 in spring 2011.

Zodiak Rights will also have Cookery School (50 x 60′ + format), a series with amateur chefs bidding to stay in a top cookery school, taught by a celebrity chef. It is produced by Red House TV for Channel 4.

The Call is an hour game show format where contestants have to make prank calls to win prizes, and is produced by Neo Networks for Italia 1.

Zodiak also has a 30-minute hidden camera format, Deal With It!, where a production team secretly approaches members of the public  to take part in a game show. The Deal With It! format is currently in production in nine territories including Germany, the Ukraine, Romania, Israel and most recently, Greece’s Antenna. Deal With It! is a format created by Israel’s Keshet Broadcasting and United Studios.

Other formats include one-hour singing series Sing If You Can,  40-minute format The Best Singers, where famous singers perform others’ hits; and That’s My Kid, a one-hour entertainment format.

Lastly, Zodiak Rights will offer Wikileaks: War, Lies and Videotapes (1×55′), which is an in-depth look at Wikileak’s revelations and what was left out. Wikileaks: War, Lies and Videotapes is written and directed by Paul Moreira and Luc Hermann and produced by Premières Lignes.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.