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.”

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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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