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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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