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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.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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