Unscripted

“The Village” heads to Spain

Cuarzo Producciones, part of the Banijay Group, is producing a local version of Studio Lambert's The Village for Spain's Canal 9. (Pictured: UK version Love Thy Neighbour)
July 15, 2011

Spanish prodco Cuarzo Producciones, part of the Banijay Group, is producing a local version of Studio Lambert’s The Village for Spain’s Canal 9.

The deal with rights owner All3Media International will see Cuarzo deliver eight one-hour episodes of the series to air in the fall.

The format, which aired on the UK’s Channel 4 as Love Thy Neighbour, follows two families per episode as they charm the locals and prove themselves worthy of winning the homes of their dreams in that neighborhood.  

Pedro Rodriguez, managing director of Cuarzo Producciones said, “The Village is an ideal format for Spain where tight-knit rural communities are very much a way of life and broadcasters are always looking for ways to reflect that in their schedules. We can’t wait to see what happens when we try this interesting experiment here.”

Nick Smith, who brokered the deal with Cuarzo for All3Media International, added, “The issue of getting a foot on the property ladder and home ownership expense is a genuinely universal one – and it is an acute issue in Spain.”

 

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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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