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Blu signs up Bartholin as head of development

FremantleMedia's Danish production arm Blu has added Karsten Bartholin (pictured) as its head of development, in a bid to strengthen its reality and entertainment format development.
June 28, 2011

FremantleMedia’s Danish production arm Blu has added Karsten Bartholin (pictured) as its head of development, in a bid to strengthen its reality and entertainment format development.

Bartholin will join Blu on August 1. He previously co-created format specialist company Babyfoot, which created Gay Army, Bingo Banko and the Rose d’Or-winning reality format Big In Japan, which ran in the U.S. on ABC as I Survived A Japanese Game Show.

Blu MD Kim Ardal said: “Karsten Bartholin is one of the biggest talents of his generation. His ability to create exceptional entertainment and reality formats will be instrumental to Blu’s strategic and creative direction and will ensure that the company maintains its position as the leading producer of in-house developed formats in Denmark.”

Bartholin added: “It is any format creator’s dream to be working for such a strong production company, and Blu’s brand has always been about creativity, innovation and collaboration. I look forward to building on that tradition in Denmark and to joining the FremantleMedia family.”

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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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