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Extra: TV3, SBS pick up Passion’s “The Dressing Room”; Armoza’s “Final Four” heads to Italy, Spain

TV3, SBS pick up Passion’s “The Dressing Room” London-based sales house Passion Distribution’s The Dressing Room will be made into local versions in various territories ahead of its premiere in the ...
June 8, 2017

TV3, SBS pick up Passion’s “The Dressing Room”

London-based sales house Passion Distribution’s The Dressing Room will be made into local versions in various territories ahead of its premiere in the UK.

Broadcasters TV3 (Norway) and SBS (Holland) have commissioned the show, with the format under option in Australia, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland and Denmark.

From STV Productions and Motion Content Group, The Dressing Room follows the sporting season of a range of different clubs across Britain, all through the action that unfolds in the dressing room

Each episode follows the natural structure of a sporting event, with a pre-game beginning, motivational team talks at half-time and post-match reactions at the end.

Armoza’s “Final Four” heads to Italy, Spain

Banijay companies Magnolia Italy and Magnolia Spain have picked up Armoza Format’s singing competition The Final Four.

Launched at MIPTV, the show began to close deals during the market and continues to bring on new countries, with five countries including France and Norway now signed on for the local rights.

In The Final Four (13×90-120′), superstar-quality finalists are announced in the season premier. Each week, other talented hopefuls attempt to steal a seat from one of the final four, with a winner crowned in the season finale after the finalist battle against each other.

True/False Film Fest and Catapult announce Rough Cut Retreat

Catapult Film Fund and the True/False Film Fest are presenting the second year of the Rough Cut Retreat, a four-day workshop intended to bring together filmmakers and mentors in a creative and engaged atmosphere.

Each year, five filmmakers with in-progress projects are paired with mentors to take their rough cut to a fine cut with an eye toward fall festival deadlines. Mentors are hand-picked for their editorial strength and generosity of spirit.

Rough Cut Retreat provides filmmakers with dedicated time to focus on post-production and receive invaluable feedback from other filmmakers.

“It was hugely gratifying to see the projects from last year’s retreat turn out so beautifully and  make their way into festivals,” said Lisa Chanoff, co-founder of the Catapult Film Fund. “At Catapult we love helping projects get off the ground. We are thrilled to partner again with True/False to help take films across the finish line.” 

 

 

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