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Extra: Germany comes “Back to Life”; Latvia takes “Who’s Who”

Germany takes Armoza’s Back to Life Israeli producer-distributor Armoza Formats has sent docureality format Back to Life to German pubcaster WDR. The WDR deal marks the second territory to have picked up ...
October 25, 2017

Germany takes Armoza’s Back to Life

Israeli producer-distributor Armoza Formats has sent docureality format Back to Life to German pubcaster WDR.

The WDR deal marks the second territory to have picked up the format since its launch at MIPCOM ’17, with Polish prodco Rochstar taking the emotional format last week.

Back to Life, which was originally created for Israel’s Channel 10 in partnership with Armoza, follows the stories of patients and their families in a race against time as they wait for a lifesaving organ. Each hour-long episode looks at the struggle for survival of those at the top of the waiting list, while discovering the stories of the donors.

Back to Life is scheduled to broadcast shortly on Israel’s Channel 10.

Who’s Who? goes to Latvia

French distributor KABO Internationalhas licensedentertainment game show format Who’s Who? (pictured) to Latvian pubcaster LTV.

The localized format will be hosted by Latvian actress Zane Daudzina and is scheduled to air on LTV1 on Oct. 28.

Developed by Rose Bay Media and Noel Gay TV, the primetime format pits three contestants against each other in front of six guests who provide a list of hobbies or occupations. The contestants must then race to figure out which guest is which by nominating guests to perform a series of challenges, answer specific questions or recount stories related to their hobbies or occupations.

Who’s Who? is already televised in such territories as France, Denmark, Canada, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, Greece, Turkey and Wales.

Atlas Distribution signs war doc No Greater Love

Los Angeles-based sales house Atlas Distribution has secured the exclusive U.S. theatrical distribution rights to Justin Roberts’ No Greater Love.

The documentary examines the difficult aftermath of war while depicting the deployment of the No Slack Battalion to Afghanistan through war footage and interviews via the lens of Roberts, an active duty Army Chaplain.

All combat footage was shot by Roberts, who serves as producer and director, while deployed with No Slack in Afghanistan.

“It’s been estimated that an average of 22 soldiers a day attempt suicide. PTSD warrants immediate attention, and we’re very proud to have the opportunity to help bring attention to the issue,” said Atlas Distribution president Harmon Kaslow in a statement.

No Greater Love will have a limited release Nov. 10 on Veterans Day weekend.

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