Extra: Sales for Gil Formats, TM Int’l; ABC goes 360

In today's 'Extra,' Israel's Gil Formats sends Capturing the Moment to Italy and Poland, while TM International exports Date the Chef (pictured) and My Perfect Party, and ABC offers a VR viewing experience for Dancing with the Stars.
May 3, 2016

Italy, Poland acquire “Capturing the Moment”

Israeli producer-distributor Gil Formats’ fact-ent format Capturing the Moment is set for local versions in Italy and Poland.

The six-episode series features individuals aged 75 and over who share their experiences and wisdom around topics such as love, family, careers and sex. Each episode focuses on a specific subject and personal tale that is summed up by an old photo, which is then recreated by a top photographer.

Italian prodco Nonpanic and Polish firm Blue Angels are currently working on localized versions of the series for their respective markets. The agreement follows recent deals that previously sent the format to France and Spain in March. The series has also been acquired by Germany’s ZDF Neo, Greece’s Alpha TV – in pre-production – and the Israel Broadcasting Authority, which will air the series in June.

TM Int’l sells “Date the Chef,” “Perfect Party”

Munich-based distributor TM International has sent relationship format Date the Chef (pictured) and catering competition series My Perfect Party to broadcasters across the German and French territories.

Germany’s RTL II has secured the format rights to the ATV-made Date the Chef, which sees five restaurant owners searching for true love, while also acquiring My Perfect Party. Produced by Odeon Entertainment, My Perfect Party ranks five candidates with points as they cater parties over five days. The participant with the most points at the end of the party marathon wins a dream trip.

TM International has also sold the rights to the party series to France’s Hervé Hubert.

ABC to transport viewers to the ballroom via VR experience

U.S. network ABC has launched a fully immersive 360-degree virtual reality experience that will allow its audiences to encounter the choreography of Dancing With the Stars up close and personal.

Produced in-house by ABC, the immersive clip of tonight’s (May 3) opening disco dance routine – set to Donna Summer’s iconic “Last Dance,”  will be made available on ABC’s website, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as Littlstar’s app for headsets, mobile, Apple TV and the web.

Dancing with the Stars is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions with Rob Wade and Ashley Edens-Shaffer serving as executive producers.

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