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CBC, The Gurin Company “Take Sides” with marblemedia

The development deal is the first to emerge from a creative collaboration agreement inked last year between CBC and The Gurin Company. (Marblemedia's Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg pictured.)
June 10, 2015

Global indie format and production house The Gurin Group and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) have inked a development deal with Toronto-based prodco marblemedia for the factual format series Take Sides.

The concept is the first series to emerge from a creative collaboration agreement between the Canadian pubcaster and California-based The Gurin Company that was announced during MIPTV 2014.

According to a statement on the deal, Take Sides is meant to be a “360 viewing experience,” and will include a weekly live studio broadcast combined with digital and social media elements to prompt the simultaneous participation of audiences at home.

Take Sides will see a team of comedic and improv actors and musical guests face off on a topic in a courtroom structure. The topic on “trial” for the day will be examined through a range of methods, including sketches, monologues and musical numbers. The audience then votes on which “side” wins, through a mix of live studio participation and digital participation of the audience watching at home.

Casting for the series is set to begin this summer.

(From Playback Daily)

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