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Cuarzo, Constantin plan Spanish scripted reality show

Banijay-owned Cuarzo Producciones in Spain and Germany's Constantin Entertainment have inked a coproduction deal to produce the first scripted reality series for the Spanish market.
February 7, 2012

Banijay-owned Cuarzo Producciones in Spain and Germany’s Constantin Entertainment have inked a coproduction deal to produce the first scripted reality series for the Spanish market.

The 30-episode series will air on a Mediaset channel in spring this year. Constantin, which produced the mock documentary Judge Alexander Hold in Germany and Family Stories, a scripted reality series that airs in Croatia, Greece and Poland, will draw on themes from its programs to craft the stories for the as-yet-untitled Spanish series, for example having a real lead character who is hiding a big secret from his or her family and friends.

“Having pioneered the genre in several other markets, we are confident that we have chosen a highly experienced partner to do this ‘hot’ genre justice in Spain,” said Pedro Rodriguez, managing director at Cuarzo Producciones.

Christoph von Issendorff, head of the international division at Constantin Entertainment, added “The professionalism and creativity of their team will enable our co-production to bring the international success of this new genre to Spain.”

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