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Temple Street and BBC Worldwide America form development deal

Toronto-based Temple Street Productions and BBC Worldwide America have announced a deal where they will jointly develop and invest in factual entertainment for U.S. audiences.
February 2, 2011

Toronto-based Temple Street Productions and BBC Worldwide America have announced a deal where they will jointly develop and invest in factual entertainment for U.S. audiences.

Two projects are already in development, one on North America’s dangerous day jobs and the other on  the life of a woman competing and thriving in a man’s world.

In a statement, Matt Forde, EVP of sales & co-productions for BBC Worldwide said, “Temple Street Productions, a valued partner of BBC Worldwide, has established itself as a great producer of hit fiction series, such as the much-loved series Being Erica, as well as factual shows Canada’s Next Top Model and the recently commissioned Recipes to Riches for Food Network Canada and Global.”

BBC Worldwide has a minority stake in Temple Street, giving the prodco a first look option in Canada to produce BBC Worldwide and independent formats to which BBC Worldwide has Canadian rights.  BBC Worldwide has a first look option to acquire international distribution rights on Temple Street originated productions.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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