Israel-based Gil Productions is venturing into the formats space with a new content and distribution arm titled Gil Formats.
Set to operate internationally alongside Gil Productions in Tel Aviv, the new format developer and distributor will operate as a separate entity and focus on observational documentaries, semi-scripted reality comedy, game shows and reality TV.
Gil Format’s roster of titles so far includes the comic game show Are You For Real? and factual entertainment format Capturing the Moment.
Gil Productions founder and chairman Assaf Gil (pictured) is also heading up Gil Formats and says the company will bring a “strong showing” to MIPCOM in October.
“Gil Formats is a natural progression of the work and expertise of Gil Productions,” said the exec in a statement. “It’s something we’ve been looking to formalize for some time and we are excited to launch as one of only a handful of players in Israel specializing in distribution and development.”