Unscripted

MIPCOM Picks 2011: Quirky

In 2009, entrepreneur Ben Kaufman launched Quirky.com, a product development company that encourages average folks to submit ideas for gizmos that would make life easier by solving everyday problems.
September 26, 2011

QUIRKY

Partners: Sharp Entertainment for the Sundance Channel, distributed by Passion Distribution

Length: 6 x 60 minutes

Premiered: August 2011 (Sundance Channel U.S.)

Rights available: All TV, format, video/DVD, non-theatrical

In 2009, entrepreneur Ben Kaufman launched Quirky.com, a product development company that encourages average folks to submit ideas for gizmos that would make life easier by solving everyday problems. Each episode of the series follows the 24-year-old Quirky captain and his team as they pick two ideas out of the scores submitted to them online, in an effort to make the inventions pay off for everyoneĀ – the original inventor and the other members of the Quirky online community who’ve contributed input for the final product. Quirky, the series, shines the spotlight on everyday ingenuity.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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