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.