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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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