Formats

Buck acquires Canadian format rights to “Teenage Boss”

Toronto-based Buck Productions has secured the Canadian format rights to Teenage Boss (pictured), a series in which a teenager takes the reins of the family finances for a month.
April 25, 2012

Toronto-based Buck Productions has secured the Canadian format rights to Teenage Boss (pictured), a series in which a teenager takes the reins of the family finances for a month.

Licensed from British distributor DRG, the series is about to go into its second season on Norway’s NRK 1 and has been commissioned in Denmark by DR1 and in Finland by YLE. It has also been licensed to STB in Ukraine for four episodes and has been optioned in Spain, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Sweden, Poland, Germany and the United States.

The deal marks the first format option for Buck, which has produced Saw Dogs and Deals From the Dark Side for Canada’s OLN network.

“We are very happy to be working with DRG on our first format option,” said Buck owner and executive producer Sean Buckley. “The series is a smash hit in Norway and we believe the subject matter will connect well with audiences here.”

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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