Formats

Gil Productions launches formats division

Israel-based Gil Productions has launched a content and distribution arm titled Gil Formats. (Pictured: Gil Productions founder Assaf Gil)
August 17, 2015

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.”

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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