Armoza’s “OVO” lands in France and Israel
Production companies Lagardère Studios and Maagalot Productions have acquired local rights to indie creator and distributor Armoza Formats’ new emotional factual format OVO in France and Israel.
During each season of OVO, an egg-shaped “confession booth” is placed in 10 different city centers. Participants who enter the booth can share intimate stories and feelings. In what is meant to be a calm and private space, OVO will ask questions and listen to what the people of each city have to say.
Also taken in Germany, OVO was launched in collaboration with leading Spanish communication group Mediapro, which produced the show with Phileas Production.
Comedy Central UK recommissions “Russell Howard & Mum: Road Trip”
British comedian Russell Howard and his mom will be going on at least two more road trips, courtesy of Comedy Central UK.
Following the success of the first series, Russell Howard & Mum: Road Trip will return in 2018 for a third and later fourth series.
The two new six-part series will see episodes increased in length from 30 to 60 minutes and will further explore Howard’s relationship with his mum, Ninette, as they meet an array of characters across Northern Europe and Asia.
The announcement is part of Comedy Central UK’s ongoing push to diversify its British comedy offering and increase the volume of non-scripted comedy it broadcasts.
Most recently, Comedy Central commissioned Talkback to produce two new seasons of the gameshow Your Face or Mine, which began airing in May, re-commissioned a third series of Stand Up Central (Avalon) with Chris Ramsey at the helm, set to air in autumn 2017 as well as a raft of content involving Joel Dommett and Nish Kumar, including Joel and Nish vs the World and a pilot titled Comedians Solve World Problems (Rumpus Media).
Elevation Pictures debuts Tragically Hip doc trailer
On August 2016, Canadian rock band the Tragically Hip performed a momentous final show as part of its “Man Machine Poem” tour.
Last Friday (June 30), Elevation Pictures released the trailer for its upcoming music documentary Long Time Running, which follows the group during their 2016 cross-Canada tour. The Toronto-based prodco debuted the trailer on Twitter, with it now airing on platforms such as YouTube and Facebook.
The doc will feature interviews with the band members along with testimonies from close friends and fans.
The film will have a short theatrical run in September before it premieres on CTV.