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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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