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Extra: Beauty World shops “Fashion Hero”; Sundance Selects takes “Far From The Tree”

The Fashion Hero format sold to multiple territories Montreal-based producer Beauty World Search has brokered format option deals for The Fashion Hero (pictured) in Europe, North America and South America. Central Eastern European prodco Paprika ...
November 10, 2017

The Fashion Hero format sold to multiple territories

Montreal-based producer Beauty World Search has brokered format option deals for The Fashion Hero (pictured) in Europe, North America and South America.

Central Eastern European prodco Paprika Studios—a part of Nice Entertainment Group—has acquired the rights to remake the series in Romania, Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Bulgaria.

In addition, Litopos Producionnes has acquired rights to the format in Mexico and Columbia.

The 8 x 60-minute series has been picked up for international broadcast by RTL2 in Hungary and TLT in Venezuela. There are also streaming deals with Tubi TV and Vudu Movies on Us in the U.S.

Amazon Prime Video is currently streaming The Fashion Hero in 19 territories including UK, U.S., Germany, Australia and all Nordic territories.

The Fashion Hero is hosted by Brooke Hogan, a former reality TV star and daughter of former wrestler Hulk Hogan. The competition format sees panelists from around the world compete before a panel of renowned designers to feature as role models in upcoming international ad campaigns.

Ginx Esports TV Launches on Sky Italia

Esports channel Ginx Esports TV has brokered a carriage deal with Sky Italia.

Under the terms of the agreement, Ginx Esports TV will be available throughout Italy, beginning tomorrow (Nov. 11). This deal marks the fourth launch of the esports channel. and comes on the heels of recent carriage deals in Northern and Southern Europe.

The linear 24/7 esports channel is available in over 40 countries including the UK on Skye and Virgin Media, France, Scandinavia, Middle East, South Africa and a partnership with Super Channel in Canada.

“At Sky Italy, we are excited to launch Ginx Esports TV as the first channel of its kind in Italy, at a moment in which even the IOC is exploring the possibility of including esports in future Olympic Games,” said Luca Revelli, senior director partner channels and digital of Sky Italia, in a statement.

Sky Arts Phile Edgar-Jones named advisory chair of the EITF

Sky Arts director Phil-Edgar-Jones has been named the advisory chair of the 2018 Edinburgh International Television Festival.

In his role, Edgar-Jones will be responsible for selecting and chairing the advisory committee and curating the TV festival, which will run from Aug. 22-24.

UKTV’s deputy director of commissioning Hilary Rosen joins Edgar-Jones as deputy advisory chair.

“The TV landscape is changing at such a fast pace that it’s hard to catch your breath. This feels like a critical moment that will give us plenty to chew over next summer. I’m delighted to be working with Phil to pull together the best possible line up for the festival,” said Rosen, in a statement.

Sundance Selects acquires rights to Rachel Dretzin’s Far From The Tree 

Sundance Selects is acquiring the U.S. and Canadian rights to Rachel Dretzin’s documentary Far From The Tree.

Based on the book by Andrew Solomon, the documentary looks at the difficulties and rewards of both raising and being a child whose life is starkly different from that of his or her parents. The film follows several families as they manage the challenges presented by Down syndrome, dwarfism, autism and even having a child in prison.

From Participant Media, in association with Flux Films an Ark Media production, the doc was produced by Dretzin, Solomon and Jamila Ephron. Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann serve as executive producers, along with Mary Bing of Flux Films.

Far From The Tree world premieres today (Nov. 10) at DOC NYC and is slated for theatrical release for summer 2018.

 

 

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