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Extra: Icon Studios gets Shark Week commission; The Connected Set secures C5 order

Hungary’s RTL Klub commission’s ITV Studios I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!  ITV Studios primetime series, I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! will return to Hungary after being commissioned by RTL ...
June 16, 2017

Hungary’s RTL Klub commission’s ITV Studios I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! 

ITV Studios primetime series, I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! will return to Hungary after being commissioned by RTL Klub for a fifth series.

The show follows a group of celebrities who’ve been dropped into the heart of a remote jungle. To receive daily rations, the contestants must participate in a variety of challenges. Audiences at home vote for who should face the challenges and, eventually, the show’s winner.

The deal was brokered on behalf of ITV Studios Global Entertainment by Maria Cantalapiedra, sales manager.

The series is filmed at ITV Studios’ South African jungle hub later this year.

Icon Films commissioned to create Great Hammerhead Invasion for Discovery Channel’s Shark Week

UK-based indie Icon Films has been commissioned by Discovery Channel to create the new film Great Hammerhead Invasion (pictured) for Shark Week 2017.

Shark scientist Tristan Guttridge follows the normally solitary Giant Hammerhead sharks in an effort to unravel the mystery of why, in early November, the creatures travel to Bimini, in the Bahamas. With many of the sharks appearing to be pregnant, Guttridge believes they spend their time in the region feeding their young before heading off to the Florida coast to prey on migrating Blacktip sharks.

Harry Marshall and Lucy Meadows are executive producers for Icon Films. For Discovery Channel, Lisa Bosak Lucas and John Hoffman are EPs and Paul Gasek is supervising executive producer.

The Connected Set secures first Channel 5 commission for Where There’s Blame There’s A Claim.

Indie production company The Connected Set has secured its first commission from UK commercial broadcaster Channel 5 to make the new three-part factual series, Where There’s Blame There’s A Claim.

The series examines a range of true stories that explore the rise of so-called “compensation culture” in Britain. The series follows the real-life journeys of people chasing pay-outs for freak accidents and serious injuries; a family recovering from a house fire caused by a malfunctioning tumble dryer; one man who sued the police after being tasered by mistake; and women claiming compensation for faulty plastic surgery.

“To secure our first commission for Channel 5 is fantastic for us as we continue to grow and expand our business into new genres,” said Jason Mitchell, creative director, The Connected Set, in a statement.

 

 

 

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