Unscripted

Mark Burnett picks up Canadian reality property series

Mark Burnett International has acquired the worldwide distribution and format rights of All for Nothing?, a reality series from indie Mountain Road Productions.
April 14, 2011

Mark Burnett International has acquired the worldwide distribution and format rights of All for Nothing?, a reality series from indie Mountain Road Productions.

Series executive producer Tim Alp of Ottawa-based Mountain Road looks set to see the one-hour Canadian design and real estate series show up in a host of foreign markets as local versions.

“We’re just wrapping up the MIPTV show in Cannes, France and buyers have reacted very positively on both the tape and format of the show. All for Nothing? is going global,” C. Scot Cru, managing director at Mark Burnett International said in a statement.

All For Nothing? was conceived by Alp and developed with Corus Entertainment’s director of original programming Claire Freeland.

The reality series, shot in Ottawa, sees two local homeowners battle it out to see which can ready their neglected home for a property sale in two weeks for little or no money.

Contestants also receive free real estate and design advice.

Production is now underway on a second season, or another 26 episodes, to debut this summer on Canada’s W Network.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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