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Jukin Media and MGM TV team up on unscripted, original programming

MGM Television and L.A.- based Jukin Media are teaming up on a number of unscripted original series for network, cable and premium SVOD. The companies will focus on on creating, developing ...
March 7, 2017

MGM Television and L.A.- based Jukin Media are teaming up on a number of unscripted original series for network, cable and premium SVOD.

The companies will focus on on creating, developing and producing new competition-formatted programs with user-generated video content (UGC).

“The projects we are developing together break away from the traditional clip show format and offer something disruptive and fun for fans of UGC,” said Barry Poznick, president of unscripted television, MGM, in a statement.

MGM Television, which has created a number of unscripted franchises, such as Survivor, Shark Tank and The Voice, will work in collaboration with Jukin on initial concepts that focus on competitions, game shows and talent shows, infused with user-generated video.

MGM TV continues their foray into multiplatform content with production this summer on the music-based competition series Beat Shazam hosted by actor Jamie Foxx.

“With their top notch track record for producing innovative formats, MGM is the perfect partner for us to take our massive library and continue to push the envelope for how user footage can be woven into the fabric of a series,” said Josh Entman (pictured), co-founder and chief development officer, Jukin Media, in a statement.

Jukin uses user-generated video from around the world to produce long- and short-form programming as well as ads and branded content. The company  has executive produced such series as FailArmyNow That’s Funny!World’s FunniestAwesome Pet Thoughts and Fail Five.

 

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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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